29 October 2016


St Peter & St Paul Church, Tonbridge
7.30pm Mark Simpson (clarinet) & Richard Uttley (piano)

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Weber: Grand Duo Concertant
Schumann: Fantasiestücke
Simpson: Echoes and Embers
Brahms: F minor and E flat major Sonatas

At 17, Mark became the first ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year competitions. He was a YCAT artist and a member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme. In 2015, Mark performed the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto at the BBC Proms and was also appointed Composer in Association of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Richard has given recitals and concerto performances in the UK’s major concert halls and is frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He was selected as a YCAT artist in 2011 and featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine.

Mark Simpson was the fabulously agile soloist.’ (The Guardian) ‘Some of the day’s most arresting moments came in a recital by Richard Uttley. I was enthralled by his composure, lyricism and ability to hold a moment without forcing it.’ (The Guardian)

Adult tickets for concert £22.50; Students £5

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