7-30pm Friday 24 January 2020
The Dorette Duo
Elizabeth Cooney (Violin) & Sally Pryce (Harp)
JS Bach – Preludio from Partita no.3 for Solo Violin in E major
Massenet – Meditation for Violin and Harp from the opera Thaïs
Spohr – Sonata for Violin and Harp, Op.115
Fauré – Impromptu for Solo Harp
de Falla – Siete Canciones Populares Españolas for Violin and Harp
Elgar – Chanson de Matin, Chanson de Nuit for Violin and Harp
Saint-Saens – Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op.124
Elizabeth and Sally played for one of Farnham Sinfonia’s receptions to great acclaim and we are delighted to invite them to give a full concert.
Elizabeth Cooney is the Leader of the Farnham Sinfonia and plays regularly in the famous and ground- breaking Aurora Orchestra. She performs internationally and has played as soloist with Musica Vitae of Sweden, Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Hungary, Slovenian Philharmonic, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland among others. She recorded Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.1 with the Ulster Orchestra for BBC Radio 3 and is laureate of international competitions including the Sion-Valais Violin Competition, Switzerland.
Having originally studied with Adrian Petcu in her native Cork in Ireland, she subsequently studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London where she obtained first class honours in her BMus and PGDip, won awards there including the Seymour Whinyates Prize for Strings and the Ian Stoutzker Award for Violin. She then became a Junior Fellow for two years at the RCM.
Sally Pryce enjoys a busy freelance life as a soloist, chamber musician and with many UK orchestras. She is principal harp of the Aurora Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martins in the Fields, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia. Highlights outside Aurora have included performances of Britten’s Canticles with Ian Bostridge, numerous Wigmore hall concerts and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of performances from the Cheltenham Festival. She has recorded Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with Trinity College Cambridge on the Hyperion label.
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