Frederico Paixão flute

Mark Rogers piano

St Mary's Creative Space, Chester

Celebrity Concert

Tailleferre: Pastorale & Forlane
Eurico Carrapatoso: Le tombeau de G. Tailleferre
Poulenc: Sonata
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne
Godard: Suite de trois morceaux
Bach: Sonata in E Major
Vaughan Williams: Suite de ballet
York Bowen: Sonata


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Portuguese flautist Frederico Paixão enjoys a varied career of solo recitals, concertos, chamber music, and orchestral playing. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to recital programming, rooted in a strong interest in academic music and literature.

He is currently on trial for Principal Flute of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, and the Scottish Ballet Orchestra, having also played Guest Principal Flute with the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (including Daphnis & Chloé on BBC 4/Radio 3), Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Other freelancing has included the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, English National Ballet, Opera North, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In 2019, Frederico took part in the London Sinfonietta Academy.

A confident soloist, Frederico’s concerto appearances include Nielsen, Ibert, Jolivet, Bernstein, and namely Alwyn’s Concerto at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as Takemitsu’s Towards the Sea II with the Bath Festival Orchestra on alto flute. On the baroque flute, Frederico has worked with the Armonico Consort and performed with Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall as part of the RAM Baroque Soloists.

Frederico moved to London in 2013 to study at The Purcell School. He then won a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Flute, Piccolo, and RAM Club Prizes. He studied with Samuel Coles, Helen Keen, Patricia Morris, Karen Jones, Katherine Baker, and Lisa Beznosiuk, and later became a Chamber Music Fellow.

Frederico is very grateful to The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Craxton Memorial Trust, Philharmonia MMSF, Santander Universities UK, and ABRSM for the financial support he received throughout his education.

Mark Rogers is an American pianist specializing in vocal and chamber music. He has been a Young Artist at the Leeds Lieder Festival, the Ludlow English Song Weekend, and the Britten Pears program and has played for masterclasses with Christian Gerhaher, Martin Fröst, Felicity Lott, and Lawrence Power among others.

Mark was recently awarded the first prize in Art Song accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music and has previously been awarded the Alex Menzies Memorial prize and the Hester Dickson Lieder prize with soprano Rosie Lavery at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he completed his undergraduate studies with Graeme McNaught in 2021.

Mark performs recitals regularly with singers and instrumentalists including concerts at Scottish Parliament, the Malmö Radhuset, and a series of recitals at Atelier Ferrandou in the south of France with cellist Kristian Chojecki. Previously, he was the accompanist for BBC Choir of the year Les Sirenes, and is now a staff pianist at Oxenfoord summer school run by Malcolm Martineau.

He recently won first prize from the Royal Philharmonic Society for his article on Samuel Barber in their new Young Classical Writers competition, and writes program notes for the Wigmore Hall. Mark is currently supported by a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music where he is finishing a masters in Piano Accompaniment with James Baillieu, Malcolm Martineau, and Michael Dussek.