Enchanting music from the romantic era performed by a trio of gifted young artists

Romantic Interludes presents an intimate recital of captivating music from the romantic era performed by a trio of young musicians of immense talent and growing stature. From Mendelssohn’s celebrated On wings of song, Schubert’s Ave Maria, through best-loved works for flute and piano by Beethoven and Mozart, and onto the music of Chopin and Debussy, the concert will range widely through the riches of the romantic repertoire.

Highlights will include a remarkable adaption of Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune for flute and piano, Beethoven’s instantly recognisable Romance for Flute and Piano, and a Fantasy Brillante on themes from Bizet’s Carmen.

Performed with all the exuberance of youth, this concert promises the audience a truly memorable experience.

The composers

Daniel Shao flute is currently continuing his studies at Oxford University after graduating from the Purcell School of Music. He was principal flute of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at a very young age and reached the woodwind finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014.

Rowan Pierce soprano studies at the Royal College of Music and earlier this year was a soloist in the London Handel Festival, the Brandenburg Choral Festival and in Messiah with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. She recently toured Italy with the RCM Baroque Orchestra.

Joshua Hagley piano is also currently studying at Oxford after graduating from the Purcell School. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall and in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace, and in 2010 won the Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition broadcast on BBC Radio 3.


Saturday 27 September, 7.30pm

Mozart - Airs and Graces

The Hanover Band with soloists Philip Easthop horn, Sofia Larsson soprano and Tim Nelson baritone present a sparkling all-Mozart programme of operatic jewels and a selection of his most elegant chamber compositions.