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Enescu Society November Concert @ ICR London

Thursday, 6 November 2008, 7-9 pm;
 

The Enescu Society November concert promises a special musical evening featuring Anda Anastasescu (piano), Nicholas Carpenter (clarinet) and Huw Morgan (trumpet).
Raymond Carpenter - Principal Clarinet with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Constantin Silvestri (1961 - 1969) remembers Silvestri and his conducting of Enescu's works.

Programme:

George Enescu (1881 - 1955)
Légende for Trumpet and Piano (1906)
Anatol Vieru (1926 - 1998)
Two pieces for Trumpet and Piano (1953)
Constantin Silvestri (1913 - 1969)
Children's Games Suite No. 2 (Piano Solo. 1931-1933)
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Talk: Raymond Carpenter - Principal Clarinet with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Constantin Silvestri (1961 - 1969) remembers Silvestri and his conducting of Enescu's works.
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Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano (1901-1908)
Martinu (1890 - 1959)
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano (1956)
Silvestri (1913 - 1969)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op. 19 No.1 (1939)

Anda Anastasescu, Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit (Romania), was born in Bucharest. After graduating from the Bucharest Conservatoire she studied in Paris and London, and attended conducting masterclasses with the legendary Sergiu Celibidache. A Debussy International Piano Competition winner, Anda Anastasescu has performed on five continents, with orchestras such as the BBC Concert and the European Community Chamber orchestras, the Salzburg Mozarteum Ensemble and the philharmonic orchestras of Romania and of the former Soviet Union, as well as orchestras in the USA and the Far East. She also toured extensively with her own orchestra, The London Schubert Players, which she formed in 1989. She has appeared in prestigious festivals and concert halls and broadcast for the BBC, French National Radio and Romanian National Radio and TV.
In the UK Anda Anastasescu gave a number of Premières of works by Romanian composers Constantin Silvestri, George Enescu and Dinu Lipatti and was invited to première Lipatti's Sinfonia Concertante in performances conducted by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
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Nicholas Carpenter started his musical education as a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral and gave his first solo performance on the clarinet at the age of ten. After winning the inaugural National Chamber Music Competition for Schools with his playing of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet he spent four years at the Royal College of Music, London. Immediately upon leaving was asked to appear as Guest Principal Clarinet with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, and six months later was asked to take up that position permanently, a post that he held for the next ten years.
During this time he frequently appeared as Soloist and Director and in this role broadcast many times in U.K. and abroad. In 1996 he was invited to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he holds to the present day.
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Huw Morgan was born in South Wales in 1987. Huw began his musical education on the trumpet aged seven, presenting his first recital four years later. He studied as a scholar at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and, after a brief period reading music at Lincoln College, Oxford, is now continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. A prize-winner in many competitions, Huw's accolades include third place in the Texaco Young Musician of Wales (2003), Brass Winner and Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year (2006) and the Young Artist Award from the Melos Brass Academy (2008).
Huw has given concerto performances with the Northern Sinfonia, Hamburg Camerata, Cardiff Philharmonic and Chetham's Symphony Orchestra, under conductors including Yan Pascal Tortelier and Thomas Zehetmair.
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The Enescu Society Concert Season runs from October to July, on the first Thursday of each month. The concert stage of the Institute aims to host outstanding musicians performing George Enescu's music alongside an international repertoire.

The Enescu Society is a project of the Romanian Cultural Institute London under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Margarita of Romania.

When: Thursday, 6 November 2008, 7-9 pm;
Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, London

Admission is free but places are limited. Early booking is well recommended.
Please reserve your seats at T: 020 7752 0134, E: office@icr-london.co.uk.
Latecomers will be able to go to their seats in the interval.

1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
T: 0207 752 0134, F: 0207 235 0383, M: 07919 022 796, E: office@icr-london.co.uk