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Anthony Brown (saxophone)

Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital

Part of the 1901 Arts Club 2016-2017 Season

Add to my Calendar 16-02-2017 19:00 16-02-2017 21:00 36 Anthony Brown (saxophone) Saxophonist, Anthony Brown graduated with an International Artist Diploma in chamber music on a full scholarship as well as a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music.  At the pinnacle of his fourth year of study at the RNCM, Anthony attained 100% in his final recital; a first for any woodwind student at the RNCM.  In 2011 he was nominated by the Principal, Jonty Stockdale, for the Worshipful Company of Musicians' prestigious Silver Medal.  Following auditions with The Company, the Tillett Trust's Young Artists' Platform and the Park Lane Group's Young Artists New Year Series, Anthony successfully secured recitals with pianist Leo Nicholson at the Wigmore Hall in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and also at the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room in 2014.  They have also performed extensively throughout the UK and at other London venues such as St. James' Piccadilly and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. During Anthony's Southbank Park Lane Group concert in 2014, he performed the world premiere of Coronach for alto saxophone and piano by Graham Ross.  Following its success, Graham composed a work for saxophone and the choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ascendo ad patrem was premiered at Spitalfields Music Festival in London in June 2014 and recorded for Harmonia Mundi USA.  Anthony has attained great success in national competitions.  He competed in the 24th Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition, winning first prize from 164 entrants and also the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians' Platform winning first prize.  He has won other awards including one of the Hattori Foundation's Senior Awards for 2014 as well as becoming a selected artist for Making Music on the Philip and Dorothy Green award for young concert artists 2013, which provides a platform for further engagements around the country. With a passion for education, he has given workshops in primary schools through to tuition at university level.  He has worked as part of an ensemble for Live Music Now! and Music in Hospitals, and also provided solo workshops through WCOM.  Anthony's versatility means that he is also a confident jazz player.  He has enjoyed European competition success as part of the saxophone section in Beats and Pieces Big Band, winning the Burghausen Jazz Prize 2011 as well as performing live and recorded broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. Leo Nicholson studied at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and with Douglas Finch and the late Yonty Solomon at Trinity Laban.He was a consistent prize-winner at Trinity, winning both the John Longmire Beethoven Competition and the Alfred Kitchen Chopin Competition, and graduated with First Class Honours, the TCM Silver Medal (Keyboard) and a Silver Medal awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.  He continues to work as a soloist and performs with six-piano group Piano Circus and the Birmingham based contemporary group Thumb.Leo is also a much sought-after accompanist, and has returned to Trinity as a faculty member, primarily accompanying singers and wind players.  Five years ago he formed a flute and piano duo with Rosanna Ter-Berg, and their critically acclaimed Purcell Room début (under the auspices of the Park Lane Group) in January 2012 led to performances at the Wigmore Hall and the Bridgewater Hall.  More recently Leo started working with saxophonist Anthony Brown, who he met through the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and they have since played together all over the country.Leo has a fondness for Musical Theatre, and has worked on everything from small fringe shows (Belle Canto’s Opera Hour, and the Crowd (wept) and Hamlet! The Musical) to large commercial productions (Jekyll & Hyde UK Tour). Anthony BrownWebsite: anthonybrownsaxophone.comTwitter: ​@Anthony_Brown_​Leo NicholsonWebsite: leonicholson.co.ukTwitter: @pianoleo Hattori FoundationWebsite: hattorifoundation.org.ukTwitter: @HattoriAwards  The Hattori Foundation is a charitable trust offering awards to exceptionally talented young instrumental soloists or chamber ensembles whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career. The Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recitals are now in their 9th season. In each year alumni and current award winners are presented in a series of intimate recitals at our home, the 1901 Arts Club. Tickets include a pre-concert drink, the recital (approx 1 hour), and an opportunity to join and meet the musicians in the bar after the performance for light refreshments. 1901 Arts Club, London DD/MM/YYYY

Details

1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street
Waterloo

London
SE1 8UE
England


Programme

James MacMillanAfter the Tryst
George Gershwin3 Preludes for piano
Jules MassenetThais: Meditation
Andy ScottSonata for alto saxophone and piano
Olivier MessiaenVocalise-Étude (arr. Brown)
Camille Saint-SaënsOboe Sonata, Op.166

Performers

Anthony Brown – saxophone
Leo Nicholson – piano

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Programme Note

Saxophonist, Anthony Brown graduated with an International Artist Diploma in chamber music on a full scholarship as well as a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music.  At the pinnacle of his fourth year of study at the RNCM, Anthony attained 100% in his final recital; a first for any woodwind student at the RNCM.  In 2011 he was nominated by the Principal, Jonty Stockdale, for the Worshipful Company of Musicians' prestigious Silver Medal.  Following auditions with The Company, the Tillett Trust's Young Artists' Platform and the Park Lane Group's Young Artists New Year Series, Anthony successfully secured recitals with pianist Leo Nicholson at the Wigmore Hall in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and also at the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room in 2014.  They have also performed extensively throughout the UK and at other London venues such as St. James' Piccadilly and St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
 
During Anthony's Southbank Park Lane Group concert in 2014, he performed the world premiere of Coronach for alto saxophone and piano by Graham Ross.  Following its success, Graham composed a work for saxophone and the choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ascendo ad patrem was premiered at Spitalfields Music Festival in London in June 2014 and recorded for Harmonia Mundi USA. 
 
Anthony has attained great success in national competitions.  He competed in the 24th Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition, winning first prize from 164 entrants and also the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians' Platform winning first prize.  He has won other awards including one of the Hattori Foundation's Senior Awards for 2014 as well as becoming a selected artist for Making Music on the Philip and Dorothy Green award for young concert artists 2013, which provides a platform for further engagements around the country.
 
With a passion for education, he has given workshops in primary schools through to tuition at university level.  He has worked as part of an ensemble for Live Music Now! and Music in Hospitals, and also provided solo workshops through WCOM.  Anthony's versatility means that he is also a confident jazz player.  He has enjoyed European competition success as part of the saxophone section in Beats and Pieces Big Band, winning the Burghausen Jazz Prize 2011 as well as performing live and recorded broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.

Leo Nicholson studied at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and with Douglas Finch and the late Yonty Solomon at Trinity Laban.

He was a consistent prize-winner at Trinity, winning both the John Longmire Beethoven Competition and the Alfred Kitchen Chopin Competition, and graduated with First Class Honours, the TCM Silver Medal (Keyboard) and a Silver Medal awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.  He continues to work as a soloist and performs with six-piano group Piano Circus and the Birmingham based contemporary group Thumb.

Leo is also a much sought-after accompanist, and has returned to Trinity as a faculty member, primarily accompanying singers and wind players.  Five years ago he formed a flute and piano duo with Rosanna Ter-Berg, and their critically acclaimed Purcell Room début (under the auspices of the Park Lane Group) in January 2012 led to performances at the Wigmore Hall and the Bridgewater Hall.  More recently Leo started working with saxophonist Anthony Brown, who he met through the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and they have since played together all over the country.

Leo has a fondness for Musical Theatre, and has worked on everything from small fringe shows (Belle Canto’s Opera Hour, and the Crowd (wept) and Hamlet! The Musical) to large commercial productions (Jekyll & Hyde UK Tour).

Anthony Brown
Website: anthonybrownsaxophone.com
Twitter: ​@Anthony_Brown_

​Leo Nicholson
Website: leonicholson.co.uk
Twitter: @pianoleo 

Hattori Foundation
Website: hattorifoundation.org.uk
Twitter: @HattoriAwards
 

The Hattori Foundation is a charitable trust offering awards to exceptionally talented young instrumental soloists or chamber ensembles whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career. 

The Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recitals are now in their 9th season. In each year alumni and current award winners are presented in a series of intimate recitals at our home, the 1901 Arts Club. Tickets include a pre-concert drink, the recital (approx 1 hour), and an opportunity to join and meet the musicians in the bar after the performance for light refreshments.

Anthony Brown 16 Feb 2017

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