In anticipation of this year’s October festival, we have a wholly new initiative, the very first of its kind in the neighbourhood – YOUNG MUSICIANS W14 inspired by KOFMA.
It was the brainchild of Claire Mouradian, a teacher at Addison Primary and Bute House schools and held in the Kensington Olympia parish church of St. Matthew.
This is an opportunity to attend a public masterclass where the young musicians will be coached by Louise Williams and William Howard.
This years successful candidates are:
Tiah Cole - Flute
Timothy Lallemant - Piano
Alexandra La Guardia - Violin
Jack Mouradian – Piano
WILLIAM HOWARD, described in The Independent as “a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility”, is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries. His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists, and regular touring with the Schubert Ensemble of London, of which he is a founder member. William performs regularly at major venues and festivals in the UK and can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. He has made over forty CD recordings and premiered several dozen new works by leading composers from the UK and abroad. His latest recording of Sixteen Love Songs for solo piano was released by Orchid Classics in June and is the start of a wider project to commission sixteen new piano love songs and to set up a national composing competition. www.williamhoward.co.uk
LOUISE WILLIAMS was a founder member of the Endellion quartet and later violist in the Chilingirian Quartet and the Raphael Ensemble. She has also played as guest viola with the Takacs Quartet, Nash Ensemble, the Lindsays and many other groups. Currently she is a member of the Frith Piano Quartet and Andras Schiff’s orchestra, Cappella Andrea Barca. She also plays as guest principal in several UK orchestras and teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her many recordings include three CDs of British viola music with David Owen Norris and the complete Bartok and Dvorak Quartets. She plays on a viola made in 1616 by the brothers Amati.