THURSDAY 25th SEPTEMBER

at 1.00p.m.

ARON ROZSA - Piano

 

Bach/Busoni –Two Chorale Preludes on 'Durch Adams Fall ist Ganz Vederbt,

Beethoven – Sonata no 29 in B-flat major, Op106 'Hammerklavier'

 

Aron Rozsa was born in 1983 in Hungary and moved to Great Britain at the age of six. Shortly after this he commenced his musical education.

In 2001 Aron commenced his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied with Mark Ray and also worked regularly with Alexander Melnikov. He completed his Bachelors degree in 2005.

Aron then went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where he completed his Masters Degree in advanced performance in 2007, studying with John Byrne.

Aron has participated in masterclasses with such artists as Anne Queffelec, Imre Rohmann, Barry Snyder, Daniel Hoexter, Tamas Vesmas, Stephen Savage and Balazs Szokolay.

Aron has also been fortunate to receive the guidance of Madame Seidlhofer in Vienna and Noretta Conci in London.

In 2002 Aron won second prize in the Leo Weiner and the performance of Contemporary Hungarian Music competition held as part of the Balassagyarmat International music festival and year after was invited to perform in the closing concert of the Pro Musica international festival.

In the same year he was a laureate of the 1ST Bela Bartok International Piano Competition in Szeged, Hungary and in June of 2006 was a semi-finalist in the 5th Adilia Alieva International Piano Competition in Gaillard, France, where he was one of the seven competitors who gave the premier of a new work -‘A la pizzicato’ by Rodion Shchedrin. In 2007 December Aron was one of the three Prize Winners of the 15th Vienna International Music Competition, which was held at the Bosendorfer Hall in Vienna. As a result of this, Aron recorded a CD and DVD at the Bosendorfer Hall on the Swiss based IPA label - released in 2009 - as well as international concert engagements. Aron was a national finalist of the BBC Fame Academy Bursary Awards 2007.

 Aron has performed throughout Great Britain and Hungary and in 2005 performed in the Sculptors in sound – piano music of Beethoven and Tippett festival in Manchester. In the same year, he appeared alongside the pianist Andrew Wilde, in a joint recital for Music at Sine Nomine. Other performances include recitals at the Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, the Warehouse in London - for the Park Lane Group Composer’s Symposium, Ealing Chopin Festival, a recital for the Edinburgh Society of Musicians and a performance with the Blackfriars Sinfonia.

Aron is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Reiche Memorial Scholarship 2005 and one of the prestigious 2009 awards from the Sir George Solti Foundation. Future engagements include concerts across the UK, including a recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, for the ‘Pianists of the world’ series.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 2nd OCTOBER

 at 8.00 p.m.

TRISH CLOWES et al

– JAZZ CONCERT

 

THURSDAY 30th OCTOBER 

at 1.00 p.m.

FRASER GRAHAM - piano 

J.S.Bach  - 1st Partita in B flat major

Schubert  - Sonata in A major D664.

Chopin - Polonaise - Fantasie in Ab major, Op.61

 

Fraser graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire Music College in 2004, having studied under Malcolm Wilson and Simon Nicholls and now performs a wide variety of music. He is an active performer, soloist, accompanist and event pianist in the UK.

 

Recent solo projects include his debut London recital at Steinway Hall earlier this year and a Beethoven series of 5 Beethoven Sonatas over 5 consecutive Friday lunchtimes, with donations going toward Macmillan Nurses. He has performed at the Dean and Chaddlington Music Festival with international tenor Richard Coxon with whom Fraser works regularly. In November this year he was one of four finalists to take part in the Liszt Society Piano Prize at Goldsmiths University in London. 

 

Fraser also has his hands full with a (nearly) 2 year old son and when he's not playing and teaching the piano can sometimes be seen playing trumpet with one of the UK's premier funk and soul bands Funk Soul Brother.

 

Fraser teaches privately, is a teacher and accompanist at Oakham School, Uppingham Community College and Loughborough University and since April 2013 the accompanist for the Leicester Philharmonic Choir.

 

 

 

FRIDAY N0VEMBER 14th

at 7.30 p.m.

JAZZ –STUART GOODHEW,

STUART SPIERS et al

 

THURSDAY  27th NOVEMBER 

at 1.00 p.m.

MARGARET NEWMAN – piano

 

FRIDAY 28th NOVEMBER 

at 7.00 p.m.

MARIE MILLER SINGERS

 

Marie Miller (Lyrico Spinto Soprano)

Eleanor Gromadzki-Owen (Lyric Soprano)

Rebekah Lea (Coloratura Soprano)

Sue Rawlings (Coloratura Soprano)

Rhydwyn Price (LyricTenor)

David Lewis (Lyric Baritone)

Trevor Morgan (Bass Baritone)

 

Accompanist: Diana Platts

 

The concert will include excerpts from Puccini's La Boheme, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and Marriage of Figaro, Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's Rigoletto and operetta.         

 

Tickets are £7.50 including programme and cheques should please be made payable to the Shrewsbury & District Arts Association and sent to Marie Miller at the address below.    Advance reservations can be made by ringing Marie Miller and leaving a voice message with your name, telephone number and the number of tickets required.  

Tel:      01597 823 680

Mobile: 07787 137 330

 

THURSDAY 18th DECEMBER

 at 1.00 p.m.

MAKI and HARU SEKYA –

piano and violin

Music at Christmas

 

Admission £5.00 on the door (£7.50 evenings) 

Students £2.00, Friends of Gateway Arts £4.00.

Children and carers with disabled, free