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Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and Cameron Richardson-Eames (piano) play Bach, Enescu

Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Concerto for keyboard in D (transcrption of Vivaldi's concerto for violin in D RV 230) BWV 972 - Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for trumpet and piano by Allen Chen
  2. Sonatina for trumpet and piano - Jacques Castérède
  3. Légende, for trumpet and piano - George Enescu
  4. Seven halts on the Somme, for trumpet and piano - Deborah Pritchard

Matilda won the inaugural Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in October 2017 in Rouen France, beating 53 other contestants to claim the First Prize in the Master Category. Matilda will return to Rouen in the next season to make her international solo debut with the Opera Orchestra of Rouen. Matilda made her solo debut at the BBC Proms in July 2016. She performed the third movement of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Alpesh Chauhan at the two BBC Ten Pieces II Proms. In conjunction with these events, Matilda performed live on BBC Radio 3's ??In Tune Proms Special on the opening night of the Proms, and on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Matilda has also performed as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. She will make another radio appearance with the BBC Concert Orchestra in September 2017 to celebrate BBC Radio 2's 50th Anniversary.

Matilda is a Making Music UK's Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist 2017-19, performing both concertos and solo recitals across the UK. She is also the current recipient of the Sidney Perry Brass Award, granted by the Philharmonia's Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, and joined the Philharmonia Orchestra on tour in Klosters in December 2016. Matilda is also a Park Lane Group Young Artist, opening the 2017 Spring Series with a recital of contemporary music for trumpet and piano at St. John's Smith Square, London. She will make her Wigmore Hall recital debut with the Park Lane Group in July 2018. Matilda is also a Concordia Foundation Artist, performing many recitals across London in venues such as St. James' Piccadilly. Matilda was recently awarded The Royal Warrant Holders Association Alan Britten Bursary to participate in a week of lessons and masterclasses with legendary trumpet soloist Hakan Hardenberger in Snape Maltings.

Matilda has won many competitions. In 2014, she won both the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final and the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. Her success led to concertos with the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night and with the Cory Brass Band at the European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert in Perth, Scotland in 2014. She also performed live on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans' Breakfast Show. Matilda was also the first ever trumpeter to win the Junior Guildhall's annual Lutine Prize in 2013, and has won many regional Young Musician of the Year competitions in Croydon, Woking, Guildford and Marlowe (Canterbury).

The British pianist and tenor, Cameron Richardson-Eames, was born in Lincolnshire in 1992, and studied at Cambridge University, the Royal Academy of Music, London and The Juilliard School in New York. A Park Lane Group Young Artist and US-UK Fulbright Scholar, he pursues a busy recital career around Europe and the USA, and has appeared on radio stations including BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, and Südwestrundfunk.

Cameron read Music at Trinity College Cambridge, and graduated with a high First, subsequently being appointed a Senior Academic Scholar and was awarded many university prizes including the Edith Leigh Memorial Prize for Piano. At the Royal Academy of Music he was awarded the Dame Ruth Railton Prize for chamber music, the Major Von Someren Godfrey Award for accompanists, the Katie Thomas Memorial Award for outstanding achievement, and the prestigious DipRAM for ‘outstanding postgraduate performance’. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of Music Song Circle. He currently studies Collaborative Piano at the Juilliard School in New York, where his studies are sponsored by the Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale, and George H. Gangwere Scholarships, as well as a US-UK Fulbright Scholarship. His teachers are Dr Brian Zeger, Jonathan Feldman and Margo Garrett.

Devoting much of his time to chamber music and piano accompaniment, recent performances include recitals at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany) with the French violinist Eva Zavaro, the Festival Bach en Combrailles (France), Poros International Piano Festival (Greece), as well as in Hamburg, Estonia, Venice, and for the Rudolf Kempe International Young Concert Artists’ Platform. Other venues include the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square (with the trumpeter Matilda Lloyd), Westminster Abbey, St Martin in the Fields, King’s Place and Trondheim Cathedral. Forthcoming engagements include a recital at the Wigmore Hall in London with Matilda Lloyd.

As a singer, Cameron was a member of the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge for four years, voted fifth-best choir in the world by Gramophone Magazine, undertaking several tours to the USA, Canada, Switzerland and Germany, and gave many live radio broadcasts. He has recorded twelve CDs on the Hyperion label. He is fortunate to study with Professor Susan McCulloch. He has worked as a staff pianist at Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers, and has accompanied masterclasses with singers including Joan Rogers, Dame Felicity Lott, Sarah Connolly, Amanda Roocroft, Andrew Kennedy, John Mark Ainsley, Susan McCulloch, Roderick Williams, Toby Spence, Catherine Wyn Rogers and Yvonne Howard.

Enjoying a career that is as wide-ranging as it is busy, Cameron also plays for the Brit Award-winning classical crossover band BLAKE, who recently recorded an album with Dame Shirley Bassey and reached no. 1 in the UK charts. He is a Fellow of Trinity College London in piano performance, and for the last three years has taught on the music course at Cambridge University.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
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