Second Sunday Concert Series - Calum Robertson

The Second Sunday Series at St Margaret's continues with a performance from Calum Robertson (clarinet) and his duo partner Juliette Philogene (piano)!

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About Second Sunday Concert Series - Calum Robertson

For the first in the series of concerts for 2018, we are joined by regular guest performer Calum Robertson (clarinet) and his duo partner Juliette Philogene (piano). Their varied programme will include music by Ferguson, Gaubert, Vaughan Williams and Jennifer Martin.

This concert is presented in association with Live Music Now Scotland.

PROGRAMME

Fantaisie - Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)

Four Short Pieces - Howard Ferguson (1908-1999)
Prelude
Scherzo
Pastoral
Burlesque

6 studies in English Folksong - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1908)

Sabre Dance - Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (1908-1978)

Bi-Cycle - Jennifer Martin
Lullaby
Haywire
Hammer and Tongs
Push By
To live with thee

From Galloway - Sir James MacMillan (1959)

Première Rhapsodie - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Calum Robertson is a Live Music Now Artist and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, receiving a BMus Honours first class degree in July 2011 and a Masters in Performance in November 2012 in clarinet, having studied with John Cushing (former Principal RSNO). During those five years he won The Mary D. Adams Prize for Chamber Music, the Classical Concerto Competition and The Governors’ Woodwind Recital Prize.

In January 2010 he performed Carl Nielsen's clarinet concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as part of a joint scheme with the RCS and in February that year he was interviewed and broadcast Sir James MacMillan's solo work From Galloway on BBC Radio 3. In January 2014 he was awarded The Harriet Cohen Memorial Award for young musicians establishing careers resulting in a new commission for clarinet and choir by Claire McCue called Kneeling which he has since recorded with Old Saint Paul’s choir, Edinburgh.

He freelances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and has appeared as Guest Principal with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the RSNO. In August 2013 he made his Edinburgh International Festival debut in a performance of Pierrot Lunaire with Scottish Ballet. He plays with The David Patrick Ensemble and recorded an album, The Jazz Rites of Spring, in 2015.

Juliette Philogène is a French pianist born in Mauritius Island. She learned piano under Russian teacher Lilia Poustovoytova, French concert performer Désiré N’Kaoua, and renowned pianist Jonathan Plowright. Concert highlights include being invited to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and also making her Wigmore Hall debut in October 2012. She has played at the Usher Hall, Wales Millenium Centre and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, amongst other prestigious venues. Juliette has been on the LMN scheme since 2009.

While teaching piano at distinguished ESMS in Edinburgh, Juliette is now undertaking music therapy projects with hospices and Cancer Research after finishing her second Masters degree with Distinction (MSc in Music Therapy). Juliette joined the Lost Chord Charity Scheme in 2014, providing specialised musical tours for people suffering from dementia. Juliette delights in performing solo and chamber music recitals, and strives to defend the place of music in everyday education and widen its development. www.juliettephilogene.com

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