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Music for Awhile in Malmesbury

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A fantastic trio from the ensemble Music for Awhile will perform a selection of music ranging from the late Elizabethan to the post-Restoration eras, featuring compositions from Dowland and Monteverdi to Purcell and Handel. This concert is in celebration of Thomas Hobbes, and accompanies the Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury's Symposium earlier in the day.


Tabea Debus

With an equal focus on contemporary and baroque music, Tabea Debus’s burgeoning career has taken her to renowned concert halls such as the Konzerthaus Vienna, Tonhalle Zürich, and Wigmore Hall. She has also played in prestigious UK festivals including the London Festival of Baroque Music, Baroque at the Edge, and the York Early Music Festival, as well as festivals in Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States.

Tabea has collaborated with leading musicians and ensembles including Rachel Podger, Laurence Cummings, The English Concert, Dunedin Consort, La Serenissima, and the English Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Early Music Show. In 2018 she released her third solo CD featuring twelve newly commissioned pieces based around Telemann’s XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto (TYXart).

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2017 ‘with distinction’ and the Principal’s Prize, Tabea was appointed a Meaker Fellow for 2016-17. Winner of the 2nd hülsta woodwinds and 8th Johann Heinrich Schmelzer competitions, she has been a SJSS Young Artist (2015-16), Handel House Talent (2016-17) and 2016-18 CMF Artist, and was selected by YCAT in 2018.

Since 2017 she has taught recorder at Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School and leads workshops at the Royal Academy of Music. tabeadebus.com


Olwen Foulkes

Recorder player Olwen Foulkes released her debut album ‘Directed by Handel’on Barn Cottage Records in Winter 2017 and recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London, with a ‘distinction’ and DipRAM award for her MMus degree.Olwen was selected as a Handel House Talent artist at Handel&Hendrix House in London in 2015 and she particularly enjoys programming chamber recitals for intimate venues such as Handel&Handrix House, the Foundling Museum, and the Wallace Collection with her regular duo partner, harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander and chamber group Flauti d’echo.In larger settings, Olwen has performed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Serenissima, Oxford Baroque,and Hampstead Garden Opera. She has recently made appearances as a concerto soloist with Music for Awhile, Oxford Bach Soloists, Amersham Festival Orchestra, 21st Century Baroque, the Amadé Players, L’instante, and the RAM Baroque Orchestra.

Olwen teaches the recorder for the Junior Department at Trinity Laban, is a classroom music teacher at the American School in London, and gives lectures on Eighteenth Century dance and ornamentation at the Royal Academy of Music. olwenfoulkes.co.uk


Benedict Williams

A remarkably versatile young musician, Benedict Williams began his training as a chorister at King’s College Cambridge, was a music scholar at Oundle School, and graduated from the University of York with a First Class Degree. He has recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a Masters in early keyboards and a Professional Diploma with distinction in continuo playing & directing, also being awarded the Bache Fund Prize.

As a keyboard player he has performed in the UK, Europe, North & South America, and has studied with Carole Cerasi, Terence Charlston, James Johnstone and Rob Howarth. Whilst at the Royal Academy he was awarded first prize in the Nancy Nuttall Early Chamber Music Prize and has worked regularly with some of the best known and leading performers in Historical Performance. These include playing harpsichord continuo for Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall, with Laurence Cummings in performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and for Royal Academy Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea with Jane Glover. For the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series he has made regular appearances on organ continuo with leaders and directors such as Ton Koopman, Philippe Herreweghe, Rachel Podger, Margaret Faultless. benedict-williams.com



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