Gateway Arts Concerts

Thursday 18th October 2012 at 1.00 p.m.


leader Anne Tupling

Anne Tupling, Richard Lane, violins

Helen Schilsky, Julia Johnson, violas

John Fairbank, Lilian Kelly, violoncelli

John Hyslop, bass



Sextet op 36 in G major, 1864

Admission £4.00 on the door

(Friends of Gateway Arts £3.00)

Children and Carers with disabled free

Anne Tupling (violin) studied at Nottingham University and Clifton College gaining BA in Music and Psychology and Postgraduate Certificate in Education. At the London Institute she later gained MA Mus. Anne has studied with Huw Maguire and other foremost UK quartet leaders, Howard Davies, Michael Bochmann and Roger Coull. Before moving to Shrewsbury in 2000 Anne was leader of Leicester Symphony & Chamber Orchestra. In Shropshire she formed Counterpoint Ensemble. Her business, SOUNDS INTERESTING (, employs local professional string players. Anne freelances with orchestras in Aberystwyth, Stafford, Nottingham and Leicester and enjoys playing for choral societies in Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Montgomery and Bishop’s Castle

Helen Schilsky (viola) was born in Dagenham, Essex in 1973. She attended the Purcell School of Music and the Royal College Junior Department under the tutelage of Bridget Crouch. After studying at Trinity College of Music with Elizabeth Turnbull she moved to the Royal College of Music to study for a B.Mus. being tutored by Margaret Major. Since then she has freelanced as an orchestral musician playing for the Phiharmonia, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic.She has had a recent trial with the Scottish National Opera. As well as orchestral playing Helen teaches the violin for Music For Life in Cheshire. Helen lives in North Wales and is married with one son.

Hilary Summers (violoncello)
is passionate about chamber music and often plays with Counterpoint. She also works as a freelance player across Wales and in the West Midlands. Hilary lives in Ludlow and teaches piano and cello at schools and privately.

John Hyslop (double bass) studied at Indiana University School of Music, USA, earning advanced degrees in Double Bass. His principal teachers included Murray Grodner, Gary Karr and Andrej Kalarus. He has performed with La Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa, Mexico; and the Stockton, and Warren Symphonies, USA. He has taught Double Bass at the University of the Pacific, and in the University of Wisconsin, USA.

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