Sunday 23 April 2017

Sunday 23 April 2017 at Cromer Music Evenings

The Magnard Trio


Catriona McDermid (Bassoon), Mana Shibata (Oboe) and Suling King (Piano)


Catriona graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree in music and is currently studying to complete her Masters degree at the Royal College of Music. She is supported by the Countess of Munster Trust.


Mana is a Japanese oboist. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher.


Suling specialised in piano at the Purcell School of Music with James Gibb and studied with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music. She also gained a Bachelor of Music from King's College London.

This concert was supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme.

Review by Terry Keeler
Sunday 23 April 2017

Catriona McDermid (Bassoon), Mana Shibata (Oboe) and Suling King (Piano)


This unusual ensemble of oboe, bassoon and piano created pleasing and interesting sounds, playing music by Peter Hope, Marina Dranishnikova, Melissa Douglas, Alezandre Tansman, Brahms, Britten and Poulenc.


The artists being Catriona McDermid (Bassoon), Mana Shibata (Oboe) and Suling King (Piano). All three studied at either the Royal Colleges and Academies, Guildhall School of Music and Purcell School, being awarded numerous prizes and performing at prestigious venues with top orchestras and ensembles.


Today at Templewood these young performers displayed the outcome of such studies from our leading music establishments and the experience gained by playing with such well known orchestras brought to Northrepps a concert of music, again upholding the standard one can expect from performers invited to play at this now well established venue.


All the works performed were of the romantic style, mostly unknown to, I assume, the audience. Nevertheless, it is good sometimes to explore and listen to the unknown!


The piano accompanist to most of the works required a masterly technique, music-ship and sensitivity – all of which Suling King had in abundance and without having a page turner at that!


Terry Keeler
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