Live from St James: Vivaldi's Four Seasons | Saturday, 31 October | 7:45PM
SATURDAY, 31 October 2020 - 7:45PM
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta with violinist Sara Trickey and pianist Warren Mailley-Smith take the stage live from St James's Piccadilly in London's West End. The concert features Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major and Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
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SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2020 - 7:45PM
Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
SARA TRICKEY, VIOLIN
Sara Trickey enjoys an exciting and diverse career as a solo violinist and chamber musician. Noted for her “fiery and passionate” performances (The Strad) and her “beautifully refined tone” (Musical Opinion), she performs at many of the major UK festivals and venues, including in the Presteigne, Alwyn, Oxford May Music, York, Ashburton and Wye Valley Chamber Music festivals. She plays regularly with pianist Dan Tong with whom she has recorded the Schubert Sonatinas to critical acclaim (“Irresistible!” – Barry Millington). A CD of Fauré and David Matthews has recently been released by Deux-Elles. She also made a world premiere recording of Mathias’ violin sonatas with Iwan Llewelyn Jones.
Sara has performed most of the repertoire for violin and orchestra, with orchestras that include the City of London Sinfonia and the Orchestra of St John’s (“The Beethoven violin concerto was quite simply perfection” – Seen and Heard International). She recently recorded the David Matthews double concerto for violin and viola with the English Symphony Orchestra and violist Sarah-Jane Bradley.
She is a founder member of the Odysseus Piano Trio and is currently a member of The Rossetti Ensemble. She plays in a violin duo with Andrew Watkinson, leader of the Endellion Quartet. Prior to forming these groups, Sara led the Bronte String Quartet for six years, winning the Royal Overseas League competition and second prize in the Cremona International Quartet competition.
Sara studied with Camilla Wicks and also was very much influenced by her studies at IMS Prussia Cove. She read Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and this continues to be a passion. She also enjoys teaching, primarily at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
WARREN MAILLEY-SMITH, PIANO
In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin’s complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John’s Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an “epic achievement”, Mailley-Smith will repeat the series at several venues.
He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation, he regularly gives over 60 solo performances a year.
His career has taken him all over the world, with solo performances in Australia, Europe and most recently solo tours in China and the USA. He is a popular soloist on the London concert scene and performs regularly in music societies, festivals, schools and concert halls throughout the uk and abroad and as guest artist on several of the world’s most famous cruise liners.
He has 30 piano concertos in his repertoire, having made his concerto debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Warren’s growing discography has made an impact on critics, broadcasters and the public alike. His recordings have been featured by Classic FM as CD of the Week and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and the BBC. He is currently recording the complete works of Chopin over a 3-year period for a 12-disc set for Sleeveless Records.
He is also an active chamber musician and is the Artistic Director of the Piccadilly Chamber Music Series and The Piccadilly Sinfonietta.
Warren studied with some of the world’s leading pedagogues, including Peter Feuchtwanger, Ronald Smith and John Barstow at The Royal College Of Music. He is now in increasing demand himself as teacher in both masterclasses and private lessons. He teaches at Royal College of Music and Trinity Junior Departments and tutors on a number of residential piano courses, including Pro Corda, Piano Week, Pianissimi and Finchcocks, in addition to giving masterclasses and adjudications throughout the UK and further afield.
Warren has a keen interest in outreach work, collaborating with Live Music Now, Lost Chord and Music Hubs around the UK.
His website is www.warrenmailley-smith.com, where you can hear and watch his playing online, buy his recordings and follow his career.
THE PICCADILLY SINFONIETTA
The Piccadilly Sinfonietta was formed in 2018 and during its debut season was made resident orchestra at St James’ Church, Piccadilly, with a packed schedule of concerts in 2019-20 in London, Manchester and further afield.
Launched under the artistic direction of British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, the orchestra is formed from some the UK’s leading young professional talent, with notable guest leaders so far having included violinists Zoey Beyers and Harriet Mackenzie.
Their repertoire draws largely from a wide range of baroque and classical works for chamber orchestra including a number of virtuoso concerti.