02 Oct 2020, 13:10 - 13:50
10/02/2020 01:10 PM
10/02/2020 01:50 PM
Ellie McMurray and Sally Goodworth
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2 October 2020
Ellie McMurray - alto saxophone
Sally Goodworth - piano
Ellie McMurray alto saxophone
Sally Goodworth piano
Sonata (1943) P. Hindemith (1895-1963)
I Ruhig bewegt
III Sehr langsam
IV Das Posthorn (Zwiegespräch) : Lebhaft
Rhapsodie for alto saxophone (1901-03) C. Debussy (1862-1918)
Sonata (1988) D. Maslanka (1943-2017)
And Everything is Still (2008) Andy Scott (b.1966)
Ellie McMurray’s early studies were at the Purcell School School of Music and the Royal College of Music where she studied with Kyle Horch, Andy Panayi and Simon Stewart. She completed her studies at the Escola Superior de Musica in Barcelona with Nacho Gascon and gained a Master’s Degree in 2014. As a member of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, chamber music dominates Ellie’s professional career. Ferio have been major prize-winners in the UK at the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, Philharmonia’s Martins Musical Scholarship Fund, and the Park Lane Group. The quartet signed with Chandos Records in 2016 and has recorded two highly successful discs for the label. ‘Flux’ was released in July 2017 and ‘Revive’ in November 2018. Highlights of 2019 included performances at Beaminster and Ryedale festivals, a first visit to Festival Septembre Musical de l’Orne in Normandy, and further collaborations with pianist Timothy End at Church Stretton Festival and Absolute Classics. The quartet also looks forward to recording a third album for Chandos this summer. Ellie has performed with BCN 216 Ensemble, and the L’Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC) as well as several London based ensembles. She regularly performs in major venues in the UK and abroad, most recently Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Purcell Room, Edinburgh Fringe and on BBC’s InTune programme. Ellie also plays regularly with indo-jazz group Nirikar exploring a fusion between Indian and western musical traditions. A keen educator, Ellie currently teaches with Brent Music Service, Pelican Music, at Brunel University and Fulham Prep School. Music tuition takes a strong role within Ellie’s career and she strives to provide inspiration and enthusiasm to the younger generation.
Sally Goodworth has performed as an accompanist throughout the UK and Europe in venues including the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, Barbican and Windsor Castle. She has also toured in Spain, Italy, Germany and China with the Berkshire Youth Choir. She has recently been appointed to a full time position at Brunel University split between the Music and Theatre Departments and Brunel Arts Centre but continues to be a staff pianist for the RAF Central Band , London College of Music,, Berkshire Maestros and the Oxford Flute Summer School. Sally was also piano tutor, accompanist and lecturer in keyboard skills and piano pedagogy at Reading University for many years. Sally has played for masterclasses given by eminent musicians including Tasmin Little, Raphael Wallfisch, David Owen Norris, Jennifer Pike , John Wallace, Martin Owen, Michael Collins, George Caird , David Campbell, Laurence Perkins and many orchestral principals.She has also accompanied many leading flautists including Robert Winn, Wissam Boustany, Kate Hill, Ian Clarke, Katherine Kemmler, Paul Edmund Davies and Jonathon Snowdon. Sally has performed numerous reduced orchestra operas in Stately Homes including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, La Boheme and La Traviata and has been Musical Director for numerous Musical Theatre productions at Brunel University. She played in the film ‘’ She’s Been Away’’ directed by Sir Peter Hall and was a hand double playing Chopin in the last ever Poirot episode ‘’Curtains’’. She has recently recorded a CD entiltled ‘’Elgar’s Trombone’’ with Sue Addison and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
A renowned soloist and member of the award winning and Chandos Records recording ensemble Ferio Saxophone Quartet, Ellie presents a highly varied recital of music by Debussy, Hindemith, David Maslanka and Andy Scott.
Free admission, all welcome.
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