Lunchtime Music

Lunchtime Music

RBC Musicians

Date and time
04 Nov 2024 (1:05pm - 2:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


Free - booking required

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Trombonist Samuel Franks

Samuel Franks trombone
Joanne Sealey piano

Martin Ballade
Debussy Beau soir
Debussy Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Deutillux Chorale, cadence et fugato

Gen Li cello
Maria Linares

Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op.40

Sam (pictured) grew up in a musical household, and was first taught trombone by Reuben Alldridge whilst partaking in Shropshire Music Service ensembles until he was 14. He then attended Chetham's School of Music through years 10-13, being taught by Phil Goodwin and Rob Burtenshaw and participating in a variety of classical and jazz groups.

After many successful auditions, Sam was offered full scholarship as well as second year entry to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he now studies with Tony Howe and Dave Sear.

Gen Li from Chengdu, China, is currently pursuing a Master of Music at RBC, studying cello with Eduardo Vassallo, Nicholas Trygstad and Ben Davies. He graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music under a full scholarship.

Gen has won several awards, including the Musician’s Union Bill Warman Award, the RBC Strings Prize, the Musicians’ Company Award, and the Leamington Music Prize. He also secured first prize in the London Young Musician Competition and the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize.

Spanish pianist María Linares has been performing in concerts and music festivals since she was twelve around Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

In addition to being lauded as one of the young ambassadors of the “Lang Lang International Music Foundation”, her passion has also led her to win several prizes in the most distinguished national and international competitions of her home country, as well as receiving the highest accolades by the government of her city.

Running time approx. 55 minutes

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