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Rebecca Miles, recorder;
Sarah McMahon, ‘cello;
Satoko Doi-Luck, harpsichord.

New research by KCC has unearthed Bach’s previously unknown trip to London to visit his friend Handel.  Rebecca, Sarah and Satoko recreate their impromptu jam session in Brook Street, enjoying their own and other friends’ music.

G P Telemann Fantasia in C, TWV 40:6;
G F Handel Recorder sonata in C major, HWV 365;
J S Bach ‘Cello Sonata in G major, BWV 1027;
J S Bach Andante in G major, BWV 969;
J S Bach Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 530;
J S Bach Allemande and Gavottes 1 and 2 from ‘Cello Suite No 6 in D, BWV 1012;
G P Telemann Trio Suite in F, TWV 42.

Rebecca MilesRecorder

As one of the UK’s leading Baroque recorder specialists, Rebecca has performed and recorded well over one hundred discs with almost all of the leading London period instrument orchestras, appearing throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.

Rebecca studied recorder and baroque violin at Trinity College of Music, and made her London debut at the Wigmore Hall as winner of the Moeck Medal for solo recorder.

As an obbligato recorder player and violinist, she has worked with orchestras including The English Concert, The Sixteen, The Academy of Ancient Music, Collegium Musicum 90 and The Gabrieli Consort. She performed in the critically acclaimed orchestra Arcangelo’s performances of Monteverdi’s Lincoronazione di Poppea at Glyndebourne, and in Orfeo with English National Opera at The Young Vic.

Rebecca has recorded chamber concertos and been invited as guest soloist to perform with The King’s Consort, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hanover Band, and most recently with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, as well as recording for film and television.

She is also a former Professor of Recorder at Trinity College of Music, where she taught for almost 25 years, and now teaches at Winchester College and Southampton University, as well as coaching historical performance practice, giving lecture recitals, master classes and examining at the UK Conservatoires.

Rebecca will tonight play several recorders –

Alto recorder in F by Von Huene, after Stanesby Junior, c 1730;

Alto recorder in F by Joachim Rohmer, after Peter J Bressan, c 1720;

Tenor recorder in C by Moeck, after Jean Hotteterre, c 1700;

Voice flute in D by Tim Cranmore, after Johann C Denner c 1700.

Sarah McMahonBaroque cello

Irish cellist Sarah enjoys a busy career, playing both principal cello and as soloist with the Academy of Ancient Music, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Marsyas and Camerata Kilkenny.  She is also regularly invited to play as guest principal cello with Florilegium, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Arcangelo, the English Concert, Dunedin Consort, the Sixteen, the Aurora Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

As a founding member of the Callino String Quartet, Sarah spent many years studying with members of the Amadeus Quartet, Rainer Schmidt, Erich Höbarth and Gyorgy Kurtàg. The Quartet has toured widely, commissioning numerous compositions, and collaborating with diverse artists such as Ailish Tynan,  Edgar Meyer, Arvo Pärt, Barry Guy, John Abercrombie and the Kronos Quartet. Their recent recording for Coro of The Seven Last Words by Haydn has met with critical acclaim; and their recent collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Kaveh Nabatian, performing a live score of this work, was premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and will be touring internationally at festivals in New York, Buenos Aires, Bilbao, Edinburgh and Moscow. 

Sarah is on the faculty of the Berwick Academy, teaching historical cello and chamber music at the Oregon Bach Festival. Shegratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council of Ireland through their Capital Awards Scheme.

Sarah tonight plays a 5 string ‘cello by Barak Norman, c 1690.  Norman (c 1670 – c 1740) was English, with his workshop in St Paul’s Alley, London.  He was one of the most important figures in the transition from viols to violin-family instruments, his ‘cellos being particularly highly-regarded.  

Satoko Doi-LuckHarpsichord

Satoko Doi-Luck takes pleasure in a diverse career as a historical keyboardist and a composer. She regularly gives solo recitals as well playing with orchestras, and has performed with Birmingham Opera Company, La Serenissima, the Shakespeare’s Globe and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with whom she has recently performed Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto on tour with Rachel Podger.

As a keen chamber musician; Satoko is a founding member of Ensemble Molière and Ceruleo. Ensemble Molière was a finalist in the York International Young Artists Competition 2017, and has been performing throughout Europe and in the UK. They are especially passionate about bringing French baroque repertoire to wider audiences in the UK. With Ceruleo, she has been touring Burying the Dead – an original concert-play about the life and music of Henry Purcell – to various festivals in the UK including Buxton, Lake District and Ryedale. Both groups have also appeared on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Satoko is also a composer, and her pieces for string quartet were performed by the players of the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment at their Nightshift tour in 2013 and 2015. Recently, she had commissions from CoMA (Contemporary Music for All), premiered at Shoreditch Town Hall; from London Music Masters, premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; and from Music in the Village.

Satoko plays a harpsichord by the English maker Colin Booth, after Lefebvre.

Final concert of KCC’s Autumn 2019 Series, Tuesday October 22, 7:30 – 9:30.  Doors and bar open 6:45 pm.

Artisti con Brio

Joana Ly and Kara Laskaris, violins; Rebecca Breen and Johan Hoglind, violas; Davina Shum and Mollie McWhirter, ‘cellos.

Richard StraussString Sextet from Capriccio, Op 85;

W F Mozart String Quintet No 4 in G, K516;

Johannes BrahmsString Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111.

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