Emily Ambrose, Oliver Simpson
Sunday 19th January 11:00 am
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
Each year the Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra runs a competition for Young Musicians. Two of the talented performers in 2019 were Emily Ambrose and Oliver Simpson.
We are delighted to present these two brilliant young stars of the future in a concert showcasing their talents.
Emily Ambrose - bassoon
Emily is a music scholar at Marlborough College. She attends the Junior Department of The Royal Academy of Music, studying bassoon with Jo Baillie-Stark and recorder with Barbara Law. A keen orchestral player, Emily is a member of The National Youth Orchestra. Previously she played with The National Children’s Orchestra for five years. Since then she has played with The National Youth Chamber Orchestra, City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra and this summer took part in Opera North's Orchestra Academy.
Emily will be accompanied by Daniel King-Smith (piano).
Gordon Jacob Partita for Solo Bassoon (part)
Carl Maria von Weber Andante and Hungarian Rondo, Op. 35
Camille Saint-Saens Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G Major, Op. 168
Oliver Simpson - cello
Oliver is also a music scholar, at Abingdon School. He achieved Grade 8 Distinction at the age of ten after only starting the cello at the age of seven. He was principal cello with the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain for five years, where he also held the prestigious Leverhulme Scholarship.
Oliver's recent competition successes include winning the Reading Symphony Orchestra Young Musician of the Year 2019, winning the South of England Regional Final of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2019 competition and receiving the Runner-up prize in the National Final.
He is shortly to perform both the Dvorak and Elgar cello concertos.
Oliver will be accompanied by his father, Nicholas Simpson (piano).
J.S. Bach Arioso from Cantata 156
Shostakovich Cello Sonata Op. 40 2nd mvmt
Fauré Sicilienne Op. 78
Tchaikovsky Nocturne Op. 19 No.4
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68
Oliver is very grateful to receive support from the Awards For Young Musicians.