November 27th 2010 Concert £7 (£9)
The Westgate Trio
Alison Travis ~ flute Paul Gregory ~ guitar David Way ~ violin
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Alison Travis was born in Sussex, started the flute at the age of ten and studied with David Butt of the BBCSO. At seventeen she won the Brighton Competitive Music Festival and then went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Alison was a member of "Live Music Now!" (founded by Yehudi Menhuin) from 1989-94, giving concerts and workshops throughout Britain. Alison gave her Purcell Room debut in 1990 and since then has made many recital tours throughout Europe and broadcast for the BBC and Hungarian Television. Alison was appointed as a Specialist Woodwind Examiner for the Guildhall School of Music in 1989. She has been teaching for 20 years and has gained a considerable reputation taking many students to diploma level. She currently teaches flute at Roedean and Lancing College.

Paul Gregory started playing guitar at the age of ten. Later he also studied cello and composition in London. He gave his Wigmore Hall debut aged nineteen. Three years later he won the Andres Segovia International Competition in Spain. Paul has made many BBC Radio 3 programmes including live broadcasts from the NTL Studio in Belfast, the Wigmore Hall as well as from Broadcasting House. He teaches at the East Sussex Academy in Lewes. "A mature and accomplished soloist." The Daily Telegraph "Dedicated, impassioned, shaped with care and feeling." The Financial Times "A model of polish and accuracy" The Strad

David Way studied violin with Detlef Hahn on a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music, London. On graduating, he joined the first violin section of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In Norway he worked as alternating principal second violin in Stavanger and Trondheim. Recent recital appearances have included Radcliffe Observatory, National Opera Studio, Open University, Santa Maria della Scala (Siena) and the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.