April 28th 2012 Concert £7 (£9)
Tim Orpen ~ clarinet
John Reid~ piano
photo photo
Five Bagatelles Op23 Finzi
Sonata in Bb Major K378 Mozart
Fantasiestücke for clarinet and piano Op73 Schumann
Sonata in F minor Op120 #1 Brahms
Grand Duo Concertant in E flat major Op48 Weber

Timothy Orpen won the Gold Medal and overall First Prize in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition 2005, and has been described as a 'blazing talent' by The Times, and was chosen as one of the 'best young British musicians of today' by The Telegraph. He has won numerous awards and appeared at the Wigmore Hall on a number of occasions, supported by the MBF, ROSL and the Park Lane Group respectively. Concerto highlights include the Mozart Clarinet Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall with Sir David Willcocks and Malcolm Arnold's Clarinet Concerto #2 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth. Timothy has collaborated with many leading musicians, most recently with the Chilingirian Quartet at the Lake District Summer Music Festival.

John Reid is widely respected and, while still a student, won the coveted Gerald Moore Award, as well as the pianist prizes at the Kathleen Ferrier and Maggie Teyte competitions.