Local Young Performers Soirée
Miriam Grant, violin
Inez Karlsson, cello
Jamaal Kashim, harp
Matty Oxtoby, piano
Alison Rhind, piano accompaniment
Saturday 10 February 2024 at 7:30 pm
Our annual Local Young Performers Soirée is a highly popular event where the enthusiastic Breinton audience wholeheartedly supports budding young talents. This year, we will invite Jamaal Kashim (harp), Matty Oxtoby (piano), Miriam Grant (violin) and Inez Karlsson (cello), all of whom are already actively performing. This is one of the rare opportunities where we can appreciate four different instruments and four diverse programmes in one evening.
Tickets are available now, price £20 each:
Miriam Grant was born in 2007 and is a music scholar at Guildford High School, currently studying for her GCSE's. Miriam started learning the violin at the age of six, studying for several years with Natasha Boyarsky and latterly with Lutsia Ibragimova and Alison Rhind. She has been a student at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music since 2019, where she has played with a variety of chamber music groups. Miriam also plays with the Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra.
Inez Karlsson began playing the cello at the age of 6 with Maryan Balkwill at the Colourstrings Music School. Since the age of 10 she has been studying at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. For five years she studied with the late Michal Kaznowski, and from autumn 2023 she has started to study with Professor Melissa Phelps from the Royal College of Music. She is a music scholar at the Godolphin and Latymer School.
Jamaal Kashim is a harpist, studying with Professor Daphne Boden at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD). He was inspired to do so following a family concert with the LSO, having been dazzled by the sound of the opening twelve notes to the Danse Macabre. Since then, he has shown himself equally accomplished in both orchestral and recital settings, in addition to performing as a concert harpist. He is thrice winner of RCMJD’s Gordon Turner Harp Competition, twice runner up of their Barbara Boissard Concerto Competition and was awarded first prize at Silk Street Junior Concerto Competition.
Matty Oxtoby is 17 years old and a lower sixth former at Reigate Grammar School. He started to play piano at the age of 5 and is taught by Andrew Zolinsky, having previously been a pupil of the late Niel Immelman. He is in his sixth year attending the Royal College of Music Junior Department where he also studies cello and composition.
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.