Friday 6 March 2020 at 2.00pm
Fairhaven URC (The White Church)
Jonathan Guy (clarinet)
Philip Kubilius (piano)
Brahms Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 120
Weber Grand Duo Concertant Op 48
JONATHAN GUY (clarinet) is establishing himself as one of the most innovative composers of his generation. Originally hailing from Wrexham, North Wales, Jonathan is a co-founder of the innovative chamber orchestra NEW Sinfonia for whom he has been commissioned to write a number of pieces for their concerts and the orchestra’s residency at the North Wales International Music Festival.
His piece ‘A Veiled Smile’, commissioned by the North Wales International Music Festival and Thomas Howell Education Fund, gained national recognition on BBC News and on the Radio 4 PM Show. This was the first in a series of pieces written to encourage young musicians of any ability to enjoy making music and performing in an orchestra.
As well as composing and performing with NEW Sinfonia, as a clarinettist Jonathan has performed with the Orchestra of Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra and is the Bass Clarinettist with the IMMIX Contemporary Music Ensemble who are based in Liverpool. Recent performances with IMMIX have seen him perform at the PRS New Music Biennial Festival at the Southbank Centre in London.
PHILIP KUBILIUS (piano), a scholarship holder at the Royal Manchester College of Music, studied with Colin Horsley O.B.E. graduating with special merit in performance and has made a particular study of the music of Chopin.
He has accompanied many famous singers and instrumentalists and has been in demand as a chamber musician and soloist throughout his career. He formed the Preston Wind Quintet (now known as Ensemble Elan) which performed successfully in the North of England, Scotland and the Isle of Man, The Kubilius Trio and duos with various artists.
Philip's work in education includes 24 years as head of keyboard at The Blackburn School of Music. Philip has been a teacher of Tai Chi and Qigong for over 30 years.