AMY HARMAN bassoon; JONATHAN WARE piano


Wednesday 11 March 2020, 7.30pm
St Mary's Creative Space
A Celebrity Concert. Tickets £16

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Saint-Saens         Sonata for bassoon and piano, Op.168
Mendelssohn       Song without words: Albumblatt, Op.117
Schumann           3 Romances, Op.94
Mozart                Sonata for bassoon and piano in B flat, K.292
Clara Schumann  A selection of songs
Dutilleux             Sarabande et Cortège


Born in London, Amy Harman studied at the Royal College of Music. Between 2010-2011 she was Principal Bassoon of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014. She is currently Principal Bassoon of the Aurora and ENO orchestras, having previous held the position with the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is in demand as guest principal with leading orchestras in Europe including the Mahler Chamber, London Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestra. A passionate advocate for the bassoon, Amy is much sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and communicator, regularly featuring on BBC Radio 3.
As a soloist highlights include appearing with Birmingham Opera in Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht, Strauss’s Concertino with English Chamber Orchestra and Mozart’s Concerto at the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici, Italy. She has taken part in festivals across Europe, including Parnu, Tbilisi, West Cork, Ryedale and Mizmorim, and in 2017 was featured artist at Southwell Music Festival.
Amy is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.
Jonathan Ware has won the Pianist’s Prize at Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song and Das Lied Competitions, and 1st Prize in the 2014 International Hugo Wolf Competition in his ongoing partnership with baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer.
Sought after as a song accompanist and chamber musician, over the last year Jonathan has given recitals at Wigmore Hall (with Golda Schultz, Robin Tritschler and Ludwig Mittelhammer), the Aldeburgh Festival and Boulez-Saal. He collaborated with the Vogler Quartet in Europe and with oboist Olivier Stankiewicz in the US, appearing at the Morgan Library in New York to critical acclaim.
Engagements this season include recordings for Bayerischer Rundfunk and BBC Radio 3, and recitals at Wigmore Hall with Brenda Rae, Berlin Konzerthaus with the Vogler Quartet, the Homburg and Heidelberger-Frühling Festivals. He undertakes projects at Snape Maltings as a Tunnard Artist and collaborates with trombonist Peter Moore as part of ECHO Rising Stars.