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FIVE Events hosts Vickers Bovey Duo
Fri 5 May 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
Five Events (Foundation for International Village Education) welcomes guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey. The guitar duo first met at Birmingham Conservatoire and have completed a joint Masters, graduating with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London. They are winners of multiple awards and have been commended for their beautifully effortless techniques, musicality in abundance and their special ingredient of originality.
The duo also have a long term collaboration with Ryan Probert, whose transfixing large scale works Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji and Eight Views of the Four Seasons have been performed over thirty times nationally.
Ryan, Director of Music at the school, is a composer from Forest of Dean, graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Composition with Distinction. His career highlights include winning the NJO Prize at the International Young Composers' meeting, and closing out the 2017 BBC StoryFest. Ryan’s music has been featured on numerous radio shows including BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, Late Junction and Monica Winfield, as well as being performed in some of the most esteemed venues in the world including Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Leicester Cathedral, Shinchu Concert Hall, White Cloth Gallery and The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Ryan has worked with many groups and musicians including Orkest de Ereprijs, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Thallien Ensemble, Orchestra of the Swan, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Schubert Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Noszferatu and Michael Seal (Associate Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). Projects to record and publish Ryan’s music have received funding from organisations including the Great British Sasakawa Foundation and the Japan Society.
See Vickers Bovey here, in Gloucestershire for the very first,time, and celebrate the launch of the Foundation for International Village Education - the charitable arm of the school that wishes to extend the 'village' preparation to students who wouldn't otherwise be able to benefit from such a unique educational approach.
The Foundation plans to raise funds through a series of outreach events that will reflect the values and message of the school itself. Our aim is to enroll some geographically displaced young people during the next academic year.
Roadside parking near the venue, Refreshments available during the evening.