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Rob Burton (Saxophone) and Christine Zerafa (Piano)

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Outstanding young musicians at St James

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Rob Burton, saxophone

Hailing from a farming family in Cambridgeshire, saxophonist Rob Burton won the Woodwind Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2018 at the age of eighteen. He went on to secure a place in the Grand Final at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, where he performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, broadcast live on BBC 4 and BBC Radio 3.As soloist Rob has performed with the Huntingdon Philharmonic and Bromley Symphony Orchestras. Recent highlights include performing the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto after winning the Silk Street Sinfonia Young Artists Concerto Competition, and recitals at the Cheltenham Festival and the Charles Wood Festival in Armagh. Rob studies Classical Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music with Simon Haram and Huw Wiggin. He was a pupil at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon alongside studies with Paul Stevens (saxophone) and Derek Hannigan (clarinet) at Junior Guildhall, where he was a Sax.co.uk Scholarship holder. Rob has also achieved Grade 8 Distinction in Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano and Recorder.A keen chamber musician, Rob also enjoys playing with his saxophone quartet 'Kumori Quartet' and his reed quintet. He was Principal Saxophone with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, and has played with the Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. Rob is grateful for the support of YCAT in their aftercare scheme for finalists of BBC Young Musician.

[Rob Burton’s] bright, rich tone and intelligent phrasing made even the runs and ornaments sound like song. (BBC Young Musician final, The Arts Desk, May 2018)

Christine Zerafa, Piano

London-based Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various venues and festivals in Malta, the United States and across the United Kingdom. She has frequently appeared at major London venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, and she has performed live on BBC Radio 3. Christine has been recipient of various awards including the Bice Mizzi National Competition, RNCM Clifton Helliwell Prize, the RAM Scott Huxley prize for piano accompaniment, Schumann Lieder accompanist prize, the Eric Brough Prize and the John B McEwen Prize. She is a Park Lane Group Artist and a Tunnell Trust Artist.Christine gained a Master of Music in solo performance from the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied with Norma Fisher and Paul Janes, after which she moved on to study with Andrea Lucchesini at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence. Passionate about collaborating with singers and instrumentalists, Christine then read for a Master of Music degree in piano accompaniment, which she recently completed with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Michael Dussek, Malcolm Martineau and Ian Brown.Christine is currently reading for a PhD in performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is focusing on her role as a collaborative pianist through a series of live performances and recording projects. Christine has been kindly supported by the Malta Arts Scholarship, BOV Joseph Calleja Foundation, Janatha Stubbs Foundation, Silverstone Bursary, Royal Academy of Music and Gilling Family Scholarship.

Rob and Christina’s programme includes:

Claude Debussy: Rhapsodie for alto saxophone and piano

Gabriel Grovlez: Sarabande et Allegro

Decruck: Sonata in C Sharp

Jules Demersseman: Fantaisie sur un theme original

Alessandro Marcello: Oboe Concerto in D Minor, arr. for soprano saxophone and piano

Robert Muczynski: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Robert Planel: Prelude Saltarelle

Pedro Iturralde: Pequena Czarda.

Music at 7.30PM | Doors from 6.45pm

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