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JONATHAN WILLCOCKS & SOUTHERN PRO MUSICA
Saturday 07 April 2018, 19:00 - 21:00

The world-renowned Jonathan Willcocks is Musical Director of the chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica.

We will have an evening of sophisticated and delightful orchestral musical treasures.

The programme consist of:

  • Haydn - Symphony no. 49;
  • Haydn - Cello Concerto in D cellist Philip Daish-Handy;
  • Malcolm Arnold - Sinfonietta no. 1;
  • Mozart - Symphony no. 29.

The world-renowned Jonathan Willcocks is Musical Director of the chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica.

We will have an evening of sophisticated and delightful orchestral musical treasures.

Tickets £25. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/467030 

SPONSORED BY SenSpa at Careys Manor and Drokes

Jonathan Willcocks Biography

Jonathan Willcocks was born in Worcester, England, and after early musical training as a chorister at King’s College Cambridge and an Open Music Scholar at Clifton College he took an Honours degree in Music from Cambridge University where he held a choral scholarship at Trinity College.

As a composer, Jonathan’s music is published by Oxford University Press, the Lorenz group of companies, MorningStar and Prime Music (represented in USA/Canada by MorningStar). His published music includes major choral works, music for children’s choir, many shorterpieces (including anthems and secular choral music), orchestral and instrumental works.
There are now many recordings of Jonathan’s music (see ‘Recordings’), and his music is frequently performed and broadcast in many parts of the world. 

Jonathan is currently Musical Director of the Guildford Choral Society, the Chichester Singers and the professional chamber orchestra Southern Pro Musica, and freelance conducting and workshop engagements in recent seasons have taken him to many parts of the world including USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, China and most of the European countries as well as the United Kingdom.

These engagements have seen him conducting concerts in many of the world’s finest concert halls, including the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Perth Concert Hall, Australia as well as closer to home in the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. In May 2016 he will take up a new appointment as Conductor of the Leith Hill Musical Festival.Jonathan’s extensive choral and orchestral conducting experience results in many invitations to take choral workshops and adjudicate competitions.

Although his career now focuses principally on his conducting and composition work, he has in past held major posts in general and specialist music education – most recently at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Philip Daish-Handy Biography

The dynamic English cellist Philip Daish-Handy has entertained audiences across the world. Known for his musicianship and projection, Philip came to prominence after winning the prestigious Music at Beaulieu Competition in 2005.

This led to solo performances at the Wigmore Hall; Steinway Hall; Adrian Boult Hall; Coda Hall; and Symphony Hall. Other notable competition successes include the Birmingham Strings Prize, the Rollason Award, the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Prize, the Ludlow Philharmonic prize, and second prize in the 2010 Delius Competition. Philip then went on to win the prestigious Symphony Hall Recital Prize in 2010.

As a solo artist, Philip has played all the major concertos with orchestras throughout the UK. Philip has released several CDs, including 'The Romantic Cello vol I and II', on VIF Records, receiving outstanding reviews. Recently Philip has released two encore CDs with Martin Penrose and a celebrated rendition of the Elgar Cello Concerto. Future recordings releases include the Haydn Concertos. Philip regularly performs as a soloist on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth for the Cunard Line.

Philip holds several important teaching positions for the West Berkshire Cello Academy, the National Chamber Music Course and Yorkshire Young Sinfonia. He is Principal Cellist with the Nova Foresta Classical Players.

Location Beaulieu Abbey Church

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