JILL KEMP and ALEKSANDER SZRAM
Friday 24 March 2017
Welcome drink: 7.00pm
Tickets: £10 incl welcome drink and a CD
JILL KEMP recorders
ALEKSANDER SZRAM piano
The launch of Jill Kemp and Aleksander Szram’s latest CD, 'Aztec Dances - New Works for Recorder and Piano’.
There will be a short performance of works from the disc, after which you are invited to join the performers for drinks at the bar.
The performance will include:
Edward Gregson Aztec Dances
David Bedford Kemptown Races
Jill Kemp is passionate about raising the recorder’s profile and proving it to be an exciting and versatile instrument. As a soloist and chamber musician, her repertoire spans seven centuries and she regularly performs new commissions. Winner of numerous prizes, in 2007 she won the Royal Over-Seas League Wind Competition, the first recorder player to do so in its 57-year history. Jill has broadcast on the BBC, Classic FM and American, Italian and Polish television. Recital venues throughout Europe, the USA and South Africa include Carnegie Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Aleksander Szram, winner of the 2004 Vlado Perlemuter Award, enjoys a varied schedule of solo piano, concerto and chamber music performances across the world, having played in more than 35 countries over six continents. He teaches piano and lectures in analysis and performance practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, and has also guest-lectured at the Royal Academy of Music and the JuilliardSchool. He is particularly interested in performing newly composed music, and has worked with many composers including Rzewski, Smalley, Fujikura and Lumsdaine, recording albums for Nimbus, MMC, Metier and Prima Facie.