Sunday 25 February 2018 Coffee from 11:00 Concert 12:00-13.00
Toby Turton - Cello
Rebecca Holt - Piano
SCHUMANN Five pieces in Folk Style 'Stücke im Volkston' op 102.
SCHUBERT Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione'.
Toby's career has been as a busy freelance Orchestral and Chamber musician. The list of Orchestra's for whom he has worked for includes the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in-the-Fields, City of London Sinfonia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish Orchestra among others. Toby is also the co-principle cellist for Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Orchestral travels have taken him all over America, Canada, Europe and Russia and up as far as Northen Norway to work with the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic in Winter.
As chamber musician Toby is currently cellist in the Goldfield Ensemble. This group comprises of a string quartet plus clarinet & piano and with them Toby has performed a huge range of chamber music at some of the UK's leading chamber music venues including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, The English Music Festival, St Johns Smith Square, Kings Place and Stapleford Granary.
As a soloist Toby has performed over one hundred cello and piano recitals across the UK as well as all the major cello concertos.
Toby plays on a cello made in 1877 by Charles Boullangier.
Rebecca Holt has won all the international chamber music and accompanying competitions and represented her country winning the European Music for youth Award. She has since performed in the Albert and Carnegie halls recorded for ASV, Chandos and Sony, and tours have taken her from South America to the Far East, Iceland, USA, Hungary and most of Western Europe. Her television work has included recording the piano part of The Snowman with composer Howard Blake, and an appearance alongside Sir Ian McKellan in a film about the artist Lowry. Rebecca has been keyboard specialist at Tring school for the performing arts for the past twenty years and is an Associated Board examiner. She has taken masterclasses for the British Council in places as diverse as the Peruvian jungle and the Malasian throne room and she has also devised programmes and accompanied the winning choirs for radio 3 and sainsburys choir of the year. As a harpist she has appeared as a soloist in the city of London festival, and her new tutor book, Hot Keys Piano published by Kevin Mayhew with co author Sarah Watts is already receiving great critical acclaim. Rebecca was voted a Woman of Tomorrow by cosmopolitan magazine!