a recital on Saturday 25 January 2020 at 7:30 pm
Returning for the fifth year, thanks to the enthusiastic and positive feedback by our members, the Local Young Performers’ Soiree returns, renewing our ongoing commitment to the local community and support of young musicians. This evening, with performances by aspiring local musicians, is suitable for audience of all ages – so bring your family and friends! A perfect occasion to appreciate different instrumental, solo and vocal performances - all in one evening - this an event not to be missed.
- Imaan Kashim, violin
- Isabelle Kauer, violin
- Annie McChrystal, piano
- Kotone Ozaki, guitar
- Alison Rhind, piano accompaniment
Programmes to be announced
Imaan Kashim is fifteen, a home-schooled student of the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCM JD) where she studies violin with Professor Viktoria Grigoreva, alongside classical guitar, composition and conducting.
In recent years, Imaan has been invited to perform at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie by the American Festival of Fine Arts, in addition to being selected as finalist for Woking Young Musician, Silk Street Sinfonia’s Senior Concerto Competition, the RCM JD Marjorie Humby Competition and the Haslemere String Competition.
Isabelle Kauer is 16 years old, lives in Godalming and attends Guildford High School. She started violin lessons at the age of 7 and attended the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music on Saturdays for five years. She is now a private pupil of renowned teacher Lutsia Ibragimova.
Isabelle has won 1st prizes at several music festivals including the Junior Recital prize at the Farnham Music Festival and the Advanced Strings prize at the Woking Music Festival. She has also appeared as part of the Guildford Institute Young Performers series. She made her concerto debut aged 9 with the London Chamber Players Orchestra, playing 1st violin in Bach’s concerto for two violins.
Annie McChrystal has had a great love for music from a young age. Her first piano teacher was Marlene Fleet who fired up her passion for the instrument and for music generally, and this interest has continued. Annie is now studying with Julia Freeman at St Catherine's School, Bramley, where she is the Junior Jennifer Bate Organ Scholar. Annie particularly enjoys the collaborative element of chamber music work and accompanying; she is also a competent violinist.
Annie has had regular competitive success at various local festivals and reached the final of the Woking Young Musician of the Year in both 2017 and 2018. She also reached the semi final of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year.
Kotone Ozaki was born in 2003 and started studying the classical guitar at the age of 3 with Mr Noboru Muraji. She began to play the piano when she was five years old.
While studying at a music specialist middle school in Tokyo, she had notable successes with prominent competitions; the first prize at the Classical Guitar Competition, which is one of the biggest guitar competitions in Japan, and the fourth prize in the Under 14 Category of the Guitar Foundation of America Competitions, one of the most well-known guitar competitions in the world. Also while at the middle school, Kotone had a chance to play the viola da gamba and sanxian (Chinese lute), and learned voice
Alison Rhind is recognised as one of the leading collaborative pianists specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings. Her ability to accompany was recognised and nurtured at an early age whilst still at Chetham’s School of Music and she became increasingly in demand throughout her time at Oxford University where she read Music at Wadham College. Chetham’s invited her back immediately she had finished her degree but she completed her studies with Edith Vogel at the Guildhall School of Music before returning there.
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