ACCLAIMED cellist Gemma Rosefield and pianist Tim Horton will be delighting an audience at King’s Ely this January.
Rosefield, who was winner of the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award at Wigmore Hall in 2007, and Horton, who was chosen as the scholar of the Klavier Festival Ruhr in 2005 at the recommendation of Alfred Brendel, will both be performing at King’s Ely’s Recital Hall on Thursday, January 19th.
The musical extravaganza is being held as part of the King’s Ely Concert Society’s 24th season programme, which is running until June this year.
Rosefield made her concerto debut at the age of sixteen when she won First Prize in the European Music for Youth Competition in Oslo, Norway. Described by The Strad on her 2003 Wigmore Hall debut as a “mesmerising musical treasure”, by the London Evening Standard in 2005 as a “phenomenal talent” and featured in BBC Music Magazine as “one to watch” in 2007, she has made her solo debut in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in the Diligentia, The Hague, in the New Masters International Recital Series.
Horton studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Charles Hopkins, Ryszard Bakst and Heather Slade-Lipkin. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995. In the same year, he replaced Alfred Brendel at short notice in two performances of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Royal Festival Hall, London. Since then he has played with the RLPO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and members of the public are invited to attend.
Tickets, which are £15 for adults and free for children, are available by calling the King’s Ely Box Office on (01353) 653931 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.