April 1st 2017 Concert £9 (£11)
"Women Who Make Music"
Lecture Recital
Angela Zanders

A lecture recital exploring the lives and music of a variety of female composers whose work deserves to be more widely heard and appreciated. Including works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach and Cecilia McDowall.

Angela Zanders was born in London and studied at The Purcell School, Trinity College of Music and Goldsmiths' College in London and at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna. At Trinity College, where she studied with Joseph Weingarten, Angela won several competitions and awards. She later studied chamber music with Murray Perahia, William Pleeth and Raphael Wallfisch.

Angela has performed all over the UK, including venues such as London's Wigmore Hall, South Bank and St. Martin's-in-the-Fields and St. David's Hall in Cardiff, and in Germany, Spain, the Canary Islands, Austria, Australia and New Zealand, both as soloist and accompanist and as pianist in the Solarek Piano Trio, which she formed in 1992. She does a great deal of freelance accompanying and coaches instrumentalists and singers for concerts and examinations. For ten years Angela was accompanist at the Centre for Young Musicians in London.

Angela has a special interest in promoting the accessibility of classical music through talks and lecture recitals. She has many years' experience of lecturing in Music Appreciation, both for Birkbeck College, University of London and for the WEA and U3A in Hampshire. She currently lectures at the Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham. Angela has been a lecturer at the University of Chichester since 2010 and has recently recorded a new CD of solo piano music.