Autumn 2022 Afternoon Student Concerts
KING’S HALL PLATFORM FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
After the success of 2021’s autumn afternoon concerts by students from the RNCM we presented a second series of Thursday afternoon recitals. Once again the aim is to provide live performance opportunities to young musicians on the verge of their professional careers, and the RNCM have responded by recommending seventeen graduate and postgraduate students to play for us. Donald Grant, Deputy Head of Chamber Music, stresses that ‘the RNCM is extremely excited to maintain our close relationship with Ilkley Concert Club over the coming months. Performance experience such as this is invaluable to our students and helps them develop into musical stars of the future.’ Audience members who enjoyed last year’s outstanding concerts can anticipate recitals of the same high standard and reflect how well the students have overcome the difficulties of the coronavirus shut down.
All three concerts were well attended with between 100 and 130 attendees enjoying wonderful performances. It was so pleasing to see so many being able to experience the events but especially that one local care home brought some of its residents and that about 20 of the Burley Dementia group came to the second concert. This demonstrated that there is an audience that may not normally be able to attend our usual evening concerts, but do wish to experience quality chamber music. As well as the traditional quartet and piano music those attending were able to experience the not often heard guitar duo and an Welsh Harp.
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“We are extremely excited to maintain our close relationship with Ilkley Concert Club over the coming months. Performance experience such as this is invaluable to our students and helps them develop into musical stars of the future.” – Donald Grant, Deputy Head of Chamber Music at the RNCM