In Concert –
Chloë Ellen Jones – flute
Ellis Thomas – piano
A concert from one of the recent Gregynog Competition winners who played in one of our Rising Stars concert. Chloë’s flute playing was breathtakingly beautiful. This is a concert not to be missed. Chloë will be accompanied on the piano by Zoe Smith
Chloë Ellen Jones performed at last year’s ‘Rising Stars’ concert having won the woodwind section of the 2017 Gregynog Young Musician Competition (she has gone on to repeat her success at this year’s competition). Her musicianship and technical ability are outstanding; currently she is Principal Flute of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She is also the first “Haynes Young Artist” for the William S. Haynes Company based in Boston, USA. She is tutored by Sir James Galway. Chloë performed her first concerto in public at the age of 14 and presently, at 17, has already played at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, Bridgewater Hall and the Houses of Parliament.
Ellis Thomas, also 17, lives in Llandudno, North Wales. Ellis has performed the Mendelssohn Piano Concert no.1 with the St. John’s Festival Orchestra and a Bach keyboard concerto with the Welsh Chamber Orchestra. This season he is performing the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Junior Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra. Ellis has been prize winner at a number of competitions and festivals throughout the country. He is also a violinist and was co-leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales for the orchestra’s 2017 summer tour.
St Mary’s Church
2.00pm – 3.30pm
A talk by Josephine Hammond
Marking the centenary of women’s right to vote Josephine Hammond will talk about the brave women who defied convention and sometimes their own families to fight for the vote. Many of them also gave up their lives in the struggle.
4pm – 5pm
Pint Sized Plays
A regular favourite at Tenby Arts Festival for ten years now, Pint-sized Plays are short 5-10 minute plays actually performed in the bar areas of Tenby pubs. All winners of an international writing competition, the plays will be performed free of charge in six Tenby pubs over two nights, with three plays per pub. Some are thought-provoking, some funny, some downright hilarious… but all worth watching. So get yourself a drink and make sure you catch them at the following venues:
7.30 pm: The Tavern Bar & Kitchen, St George Street
8.30 pm: Tenby Sailing Club, Tenby Harbour
9.30 pm: The Buccaneer, St Julian Street
A concert by Piers Adam
Piers Adams is one of the world’s leading recorder players, a much-loved musician who has given the instrument a broad popular appeal through his concerts, broadcasts and recordings. He has been hailed in the international press as “superhuman… the reigning recorder virtuoso in the world today”, “intensely musical and astonishingly colourful”, “in an instrumental class of his own”.
Born on the Winter Solstice in 1963, and brought up in England’s Thames Valley, Adams initially flirted with a career in science before realising that his destiny lay elsewhere, and he embarked on a period of study with some of the leading players of the day, including Dutch pioneer Kees Boeke, winning numerous awards and competitions along the way. But he was quick to forge his own path, his natural performing flair at odds with the restrictions and traditions of the classical (and especially early) music scene.
It was a chance encounter with a group of Hungarian gypsy musicians, whilst taking part in an early music festival in Belgium, which was to provide the inspiration for Adams in the years to follow: this was music performed with unbridled freedom, heart-on-sleeve emotion and sheer, joyous virtuosity – and these facets have now become the hallmarks of Adams’ own style.
In 1997 Adams founded his now world-renowned, trailblazing baroque quartet Red Priest, which has appeared many times on TV and radio.
In between concerto appearances and tours with Red Priest, Adams has worked with musicians across a wide range of genres.
Piers Adams plays a wide variety of modern and historical recorders, specialising in particular on the newly designed Eagle Recorder – the recorder for the 21st century.
St Mary’s Church
7.30pm – 9.30pm
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