October 16th 2010 Concert £7 (£9)
Rod Seed ~ flute
Aleks Szram ~ piano
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Roderick Seed is 24 years old and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He won the "Paddy Purcell Award", an Entrance Scholarship, to study with William Bennett OBE. Born in Bognor Regis, and prior to beginning his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, Roderick was principal flute of the West Sussex County Orchestra for three years, with whom he toured England. Roderick has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in many recitals and concerts at venues such as St Martin in the Fields, the cathedrals of Westminster, Chichester and Arundel, St. James's Church, Piccadilly and at Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival. He has won prizes, including the BFS Award at the British Flute Society Silver Jubilee Competition and the Prairie Crossing Festival Prize. This summer, Roderick was Teaching Assistant at the William Bennett International Flute Summer School, held at Trinity College of Music. He has also given a masterclass at the Lizst Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Roderick has recently been invited to perform a recital at the British Flute Society Convention 2010 in Manchester, and was described by The Times as "a flautist with finesse, variety of sound, intelligence and dignity".

Aleksander Szram was born in Southampton of Polish parents, and has been playing the piano since the age of five. Aleks lectures in Performance Practice at TrinityLaban and enjoys a varied schedule of solo piano, concerto and chamber-music performances across the world. He is one of few pianists who regularly play chamber music from memory.

Sonata in F Brahms
Song without Words Mendelssohn
Grand Polonaise Boehm
Sonata Mel Bonis
Beau Soir Debussy
Romance Saint-Saens
Fantasy on Francoise de Rimini Taffanel