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Essex Symphony Orchestra with Jonathan Dormand (cello)

Programme is Wagner The Flying Dutchman Overture, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations and Brahms Symphony No 2.

Soloist Jonathan Dormand, Leader Philippa Barton and Conductor Tom Hammond.

Music by Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Brahms.

Jonathan Dormand, Cello

Born in South Yorkshire, cellist Jonathan Dormand has performed as both solo artist and chamber musician throughout the UK and much of Europe, Canada, Japan and the USA at venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and Festival’s such as Prades Pablo Casals Festival, IMS Prussia Cove and Ravinia performing alongside pianist John O’Conor and violist Atar Arad.

Jonathan studied at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Hannah Roberts and in July 2010 graduated with a first class Honours degree. During this period Jonathan was guided by Ralph Kirshbaum, both at the RNCM and the London Master Classes. He now studies at the New England Conservatory pursuing a Master of Music degree with Laurence Lesser and where he is the Charlotte F. Rabb Presidential Scholar. Jonathan’s studies have been complemented by additional seminars with Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Timothy Eddy, Frans Helmerson and Bernard Greenhouse.

Jonathan has won numerous awards for his playing from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Hattori Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Upcoming performances include his Purcell Room debut in April 2012 and he is pleased to participate in the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme. Jonathan plays a cello made in c. 1780 by John Betts and is Kindly on loan to him by the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute.

Tom Hammond

Tom Hammond has been Music Director of the Essex Symphony Orchestra since 2009, and this is their second visit together to the Harwich Festival of the Arts.
An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Tom Hammond was the first Sir Charles Mackerras Fellow in Conducting at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and in 2012 was appointed Charter Fellow in Conducting at Keele University.

Tom Hammond is Artistic Director of sound collective, a performing and producing organisation dedicated to musical excellence, communicating to new audiences and outreach programmes with those who may not otherwise have contact with classical music; www.soundcollective.org

Tom is Music Director of the Dulwich Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Tamesa (London), head of the instrumental programme at the international Summer school Ingenium Academy (Winchester), and guest conductor to many orchestras. In recent years Tom has also formed an association with the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music the Palestine Youth Orchestra, and will be Music Director for the orchestra’s Summer course and performances in 2014.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 28th June 2014| Time: 7:30 PM | Location: New Bell Inn

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