Peter Donohoe is a name familiar to concert-
Peter appeared with the SSO in the early days of his career and was even once persuaded to fill a gap by playing off-
THERE’S A FANTASTIC MIX OF ESTABLISHED AND YOUNG, EMERGING SOLOISTS PERFORMING WITH THE SSO THIS COMING YEAR.
British cellist Maxim Calver made his concerto debut in Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of the Grand Final of BBC Young Musician 2018. His performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC4. Earlier in the competition he won the Strings Category Final performing works by Lutoslawski, Brahms and Stravinsky.
Maxim, from Gorleston-
Maxim plays an Alberto Aloysius cello, dated 1906.
Ukrainian pianist, Slava Sidorenko joins us for the final concert of the season. With appearances in the Ukraine, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, Slava has won first prize in numerous piano competitions. Slava met his future duet partner and wife, Russian cellist Svetlana Mochalova at the Royal Northern College of Music. Together they have performed at venues including the Purcell Room, the Barbican, Wigmore Hall and Glastonbury. As part of their mission to engage with audiences in a more imaginative way, they’ve developed their own Sveta & Slava app, allowing concert-
Stockport local, Jennifer Pike, is renowned for her "dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique”, and has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day. In demand all over the world, she is known as an artist of exceptional integrity and depth, with her ability to "hold an audience spellbound" .
Jennifer first gained international recognition in 2002, when she became the youngest-
Born in 1960 in Nuneaton, Simon started playing the oboe at the age of ten. He entered the Royal Northern College of Music to study with Richard Simpson in 1978. Whilst at the College he gave the world premier of the Oboe Concerto by Guy Woolfenden at the Edinburgh Festival. The work was written for Simon and we are delighted to have him perform it again with us this year.
Simon enjoyed several years of playing with leading orchestras,opera and ballet companies, including the Halle, the RLPO, Manchester Camerata, Northern Ballet and Opera North before turning his talents to the world of IT.
Simon is co-