Classical Coffee Mornings: Laefer Quartet


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Royal Albert Hall

domenica, 16 mar 2014, 11:00AM

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The Laefer Quartet formed in September 2012 at the Royal College of Music where they receive coaching from Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson. The quartet has a wide range of experience individually and enjoy performing together in a variety of styles from transcriptions to contemporary repertoire. They have performed in masterclasses with David Brutti and Gerard McChrystal and give recitals throughout the UK. Laefer is anglo saxon for reed (bulrush) and sheet metal. Amy Green graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2012 with first class honours and is currently studying there for a Master of Performance. She performed in the 2012 BBC Proms with the London Sinfonietta, as well as in the 2011 and 2012 BBC Proms Plus series on BBC Radio 3. In 2013 Amy performed Lee Actor’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra and was pleased to perform the European premier of Carol Barnett’s Verba Ultima to celebrate International Women’s Day. Swedish saxophonist Linn Persson is currently studying for a Master of Performance. She has performed as soloist with several orchestras and ensembles, including the Göteborg Wind Orchestra, Storströms Kammarensemble and KMH String Orchestra. She has also played with the Royal Swedish Navy Band, the Band of the Royal Swedish Army and Stockholm Saxophone Quartet. Jessamy Holder is currently a clarinet and saxophone scholar at the Royal College of Music. Before joining the RCM, Jessamy went to Wells Cathedral School under the DFEs scholarship scheme and later joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with whom she has performed at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall under conductors such as Vasily Petrenko. Jessamy is a keen ensemble player and is involved in wide variety of ensembles across London. Stephen Shepherd is currently on the Masters of Music in Performance at the Royal College of Music, studying saxophone with Kyle Horch and conducting with Peter Stark.  As a saxophonist Stephen has experience across all genres, regularly giving classical and jazz recitals. As well as playing Baritone Saxophone in the Laefer Quartet he is a keen soloist. Works by Francis Poulenc, Felix Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzolla and Richard Rodney Bennett. Classical Coffee Mornings give you the chance to listen to outstanding talent from the Royal College of Music at Sunday morning classical recitals in the Hall's Elgar Room. Tickets include a hot drink and a pastry. Doors open at 10.15am with music from 11am to 12 noon. The series is part of a wide range of events to enjoy outside our main auditorium. For more on these events visit the  More at the Hall  page.


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