Friday 21 February 2020 at 2.00pm
Fairhaven URC (The White Church)
The Stonebridge Quartet
Pamela Redman (violin)
Alex Philips (violin)
Allison Calderbank (viola)
Robert Buller (cello)
Mozart Quartet No 22 in Bb K589
Shostakovich Quartet No 8 in C Min Op 110
PAMELA REDMAN (violin) has many years’ experience of playing and performing as a chamber and orchestral musician. Having suffered the frustrations of being an amateur player she decided to give up her job as a GP and focus on studying the violin. She attended the RNCM as a mature student over a 2 year period and has also studied since with Gina McCormack and Paul Barritt. Previous teachers include Howard Davis, Igor Petrushevsky and Catherine Yates.
Pamela currently leads the Westmorland Orchestra as well as various ensembles for Choral Society concerts in Cumbria. She also plays as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles. She is in demand as a local freelance violinist and also enjoys a little private violin teaching. She was recently appointed Upper Strings Tutor for the Westmorland Youth Orchestra.
ALEX PHILLIPS-YATES (violin) is a freelance musician based in Lancaster, and enjoys the variety that being a multi-instrumentalist brings. As a string player, his work includes orchestral playing and chamber music, including with his own wedding quartet "What The Pluck", which specialises in pop and rock music. He is also a pianist, and performs 20-30 times a year as the Repetiteur for Encore Opera. He also does recitals both as a soloist and as an accompanist. Aside from being an instrumentalist, Alex works as an MD in Musical Theatre, regularly working with students at Edge Hill University and Kendal College. He was also recently appointed Musical Director of the Lancaster & District Male Voice Choir.
ALLISON CALDERBANK (viola), is an experienced orchestral and chamber player. She turned professional in 2009 after completing a Post Graduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music. Since then, she has appeared regularly with the Halle Orchestra as a freelance player and she played in 2013 at a Promenade concert with them at the Albert Hall under the baton of Mark Elder. She has also played in several CD recordings with the Halle. She has also played as lead viola in many of the orchestras in the North West, including the Haffner Orchestra in Lancaster for four years and the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. Allison is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. She now combines her music and accountancy careers, enjoying both.
ROBERT BULLER (cello) studied cello at the Royal Northern College of Music with Emma Ferrand prior to becoming a freelance IT consultant. He plays for many local orchestras and choral societies in Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Greater Manchester as principal cello for the Promenade Concert Orchestra, Settle Orchestral Society as well as principal double bass for the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. Robert regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician with various ensembles, including the Pennine Piano Trio, the Cezanne Ensemble (string quartet/trio) and the Eberle String Trio