Holly Isherwood – Clarinet
A 23 year old clarinettist from Shropshire, Holly is currently in the first year of her Masters studies at the Royal Academy of Music, learning with Christopher Richards, Ben Mellefont and Mark van de Weil. She regularly appears with the Academy Symphony Orchestra, and is principal Eb clarinet with the University of London Symphony Orchestra for the 2019/20 season.
Holly is also an active chamber musician, regularly performing across the South of England with her wind quintet Ensemble Renard. Through this she discovered an interest in contemporary music, and has gone on to premiere works for clarinet and electronics, piano trio and cello/clarinet duet as a member of the Olyver New Music Collective, in venues such as Wigmore Hall and London’s October Gallery.
Away from the Academy, Holly has participated in the prestigious LSO Woodwind Academy course; the Henri Selmer Paris Summer Academy held at Michigan State University, and masterclasses in Spain and Norway with leading clarinet professors Yehuda Gilad and Andreas Sunden. She is excited to be travelling further afield this summer with Tim, to represent the Royal Academy of Music at the Kyoto International Music Students Festival 2020.
Tim Rumsey – Piano
Tim is a third-year student studying piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he enjoys a busy schedule of activities, including solo repertoire, chamber music, accompaniment and academic study. He currently studies piano with Carole Presland, and covers a wide variety of repertoire with everything from Bach to Rachmaninoff and beyond. As well as the pieces you will hear today, some of his most recent repertoire includes Mozart Piano Concerto No.17, Liszt La Leggierezza Beethoven Pastoral Sonata (No.15) and Bach Partita No1.
Tim has played at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and Goodwood as well as performing in competitions and concerts at the Academy. He finds time for composition, in addition, all of his other musical activities, and loves to improvise at the piano. Tim also has a passion for playing to silent films and hopes to incorporate this into his future career. As well as classical music, Tim is also passionate about jazz and studies jazz piano with Dominic Alldis. He likes to play organ in church, and also plays at regularly at weddings and functions.
Running time: 50 mins
Please note, our lunchtime concerts have very limited seating capacity. All seats are operated on a first come , first serve basis so arriving early is advised.
|Tuesday - 07th April||1:05 PM|
A programme of free events, including our lunchtime concerts, will be announced over the coming months.