HANNAH MORGAN Oboe
Hannah Morgan, studied with Melanie Ragge at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated in 2013 with First Class Honours. Her post-graduate studies included three years in Germany where, as a member of the Karajan Academy, she studied with Jonathan Kelly and performed regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic. Her work with the orchestra included tours, recordings, and live television and cinema broadcasts.
Hannah is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, Leila Bull Oboe Prize and 1st Prize at the Third International Barbirolli Competition. As a selected musician for the Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform and Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, she regularly gives recitals and concerto performances across the UK. She looks forward to her debut recital as part of the Monday Platform scheme supported by the Tillett Trust at Wigmore Hall on 21 November 2016.
Hannah has performed chamber music at venues throughout Europe. She recently toured Italy giving oboe quartet concerts as part of Festival Opera Barga and has performed in a Borletti-Buitoni Masterclass in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. She is enthusiastic about music education, recently writing and directing five children’s concerts for the Berlin Philharmonic. She played Principal Oboe in the premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Opera, Monster in the Maze, and also alongside the Soma Children’s Orchestra for a project organised by El Sistema Japan. She has been a tutor for the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain and enjoys teaching reed-making at The Purcell School. Hannah regularly runs schools’ workshops and recently accepted an Open Academy Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for the 2016-17 season.
Hannah is grateful for the support she has received from the Tillett Trust, Countess of Munster Musical Trust and DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service.
EMILY SUN Violin
Australian violinist Emily Sun is rapidly gaining international recognition as a rising soloist. She is the winner of all major Australian violin competitions, including the coveted Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Strings Award. She has won all available prizes at the Royal College of Music including the Violin Competition 2012 and Concerto Competition 2015, and is a prizewinner in many international competitions including Brahms International Violin Competition Austria, and Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition Italy. In February 2016 she was selected for the Tillett Trust’s Young Artists’ Platform scheme and also won the Strings Final of the Royal Overseas League Music Competition UK.
Emily won the category of ‘Best Newcomer’ in Australia’s classical arts ‘Limelight Magazine Awards’, as the lead role in acclaimed feature-length documentary ‘Mrs Carey’s Concert’. The documentary was the longest running documentary in Australian cinema history and has been shown in film festivals across the world to acclaimed reviews.
She made her concerto debut with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra at age 10, and has since been a regular soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Canberra Symphony Orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Internationally, she has performed with US orchestras Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington; China’s Shanghai Youth Orchestra, Romania’s Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscovia Chamber Orchestra Russia.
Her performances have been broadcast on Australian radio station, ABC Classic FM and 2MBS Fine Music Station, Israeli Classical Music Station ‘Kol Hamusica’, New York’s ‘WXQR’ Classical music station and BBC Radio 3. She graduated Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the Royal College of Music London and is continuing her postgraduate studies with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky as a Dasha Shenkman Scholar supported by a Big Give Award.
THE PELLÉAS ENSEMBLE
Henry Roberts – flute
Luba Tunnicliffe – viola
Oliver Wass – harp
The Pelléas Ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. They were selected to represent the Guildhall at the City of London Festival, and have given numerous recitals at other London venues. They have established a reputation for performing their recitals from memory, which they believe creates an immediate and more intimate connection with their audiences.
They have been prize-winners at several major competitions. In 2016 they won both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize in the St Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition, and in 2015 they won First Prize at the British Harp Chamber Music Competition. This year they have won the Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Programme, and were finalists in the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition.
The Ensemble’s repertoire reaches from Bach, Rameau, Corelli, Debussy, Ravel and Prokofiev to William Matthias and Richard Rodney Bennett. They are dedicated to performing new music, and have recently commissioned Misha Mullov-Abbado and Joe Steel to write them two new works, due to be premiered this year at St. John’s Smith Square and the Two Moors Festival, respectively.
They are delighted to be represented by the Tillett Trust, and will make their Wigmore Hall debut under the trust’s auspices as part of the Monday Platform series in November this year.
VICKERS BOVEY GUITAR DUO
Vickers Bovey Duo’s performances have been described as ‘beautifully effortless’ (Mark Eden) and ‘with truly uncanny unanimity’ (The Daily Telegraph). Julian and Dan first met studying at Birmingham Conservatoire where they both received Frist Class Honors and the Principal’s Prize, continuing their studies with a join Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduation with a Distinction in July 2016.
Winners of multiple awards, the duo were selected for the Tillett Trust’s YAP scheme in early 2014 and will make their Wigmore debut under their auspices as part of the Monday Platform series in February 2017. They also appear for Park Lane Group in their 2017 concert series at St. John’s Smith Square and have also been selected for the Concordia Foundation Young Artists Scheme. In June 2016 they won the RAM Club Prize, the most prestigious competition at the Academy, and will give their prize-winners recital in January 2017. The Duo were chosen for IGF’s Young Artists platform in 2014 and have performed extensively around the UK including in London at Wigmore Hall, St. James’ Piccadilly, Kings Place (London Guitar Festival; The Sage (North-East Guitar Festival); Bath Guitar Festival; Shrewsbury Guitar Festival, Colston Hall Bristol and have also performed live on BBC Radio 3.
United by a love of new and contemporary music, the duo have commissioned and premiered numerous works, including a first performance of Joe Cutler’s Everyday Music at the London Guitar Festival in 2014. The duo also have a long term collaboration with Ryan Probert, whose transfixing large scale works Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji and Eight Views of the Four Seasons have been performed over thirty times in concert halls, libraries, factories and schools. The complete set of Ryan’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji formed the duo’s debut CD, released in April 2016.
Julian and Dan’s studies are made possible with substantial grants from Help Musicians Uk, Blythe Watson Charitable Trust and the Countess of Munster Postgraduate Awards, with Julian receiving further assistance from the Prince Philip Trust Fund and RBWM Arts Fund.