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Friday 29 November 2019 at 2.00pm

Fairhaven URC (The White Church)



The Melandra Duo 

Maxine Molin Rose  (harp)

Lynn Threadgold (clarinet)

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Maxine Molin-Rose was born in Manchester and raised in Glossop. She went to her first concert at the age of three and decided there and then that she wanted to play the harp. She also started to play the piano at the age of four and was given great encouragement by her parents who were both in the Hallé Orchestra

Maxine went on to study at Chetham’s School of Music where she studied under the renowned harpist Elinor Bennet.

Aged just ten Maxine won her first music festival and when she was fifteen she performed her first concerto (Mozart Flute and Harp). At sixteen she debuted at the former Free Trade Hall in Manchester.

From 1989 Maxine has pursued a busy free-lance career with some of the UK’s leading symphony, opera and Ballet orchestras including the Hallé, Opera North, National Symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet, City Ballet of London and Moscow City Ballet. She also pursues a solo career performing Concertos and Recitals.

Whilst still at Chetham’s Maxine formed the Melandra Duo (Melandra is the Roman name for Glossop)

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Lynn Threadgold grew up in Altrincham and began playing the clarinet at the age of eight. After studying Geography at Coventry Polytechnic and then spending eight years as a computer programmer for ICI, she gave up work to look after her family. Since the three boys started school, has been teaching the clarinet privately as well as teaching in a number of schools in the local area. Since starting teaching Lynn has returned to studying has gained the ABRSM teaching certificate, the DipABRSM and an Open University degree.


Lynn is Principal Clarinet with the Bolton Symphony Orchestra and performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with them last September. Lynn has played the Mozart and Weber concertos with a number of amateur orchestras around the Manchester area and has performed the Richard Strauss Duet Concertino with the BSO. Lynn thoroughly enjoyed making a recent BSO of Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben at the new BBC studio in Salford. Lynn especially enjoys playing chamber music. She is a member of a wind quintet and enjoys playing playing in orchestras for Operas.


When she's not playing her enjoys spending time with her family who all enjoy kayaking in Scotland and the Lake District.


Rossini              Cavatina Una voce poco fa

Paul Reade       The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite

John Marson     Arcadian Sketches 

Skaila Kanga    Six American Sketches

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