Lunchtime Music: Verdi, Rossini, Liszt, Hamelin

Lunchtime Music: Verdi, Rossini, Liszt, Hamelin

Lunchtime Music

Date and time
11 Oct 2021 (1:05pm - 2:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


Free - advanced booking required

Broken Bones (trombone quartet)

Oliver Plant
Edward Simons
Katie Blackburn
Archie McVicar

Goff Richards Suite for Trombones
Verdi, Arr. Scott Hartman Ave Maria from Othello
Rossini, Arr. Thomas Horch William Tell Overture

Broken Bones are a low brass ensemble based in the West Midlands. Formed of musicians from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the ensemble performs varied repertoire from church motets to opera classics, and comprise a unique ensemble lineup of three trombones and tuba. As multi instrumentalists, the quartet varies their sound greatly by introducing an array of low brass instruments to the mix, allowing them to commission works unique to their ensemble. Recently, Broken Bones have won the Bernard Brown chamber music award from the Conservatoire and were also selected to perform in the Phillip Jones Brass Extravaganza with the musicians company earlier this year.

Outside of performing, the quartet also are keen educators, delivering masterclasses to schools throughout Birmingham and beyond. Later this month they will play in the Lunchtime Chamber Concert series at Leeds Town Hall.

Emanuil Ivanov piano

Liszt 3 Concert Études S.144
Hamelin Études 11 (Minuetto) and 12 (Prelude and Fugue)

Emanuil Ivanov was born in 1998 in the town of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. From an early age he demonstrated a keen interest and love for music. He regards the presence of symphonic music, especially that of Gustav Mahler, as tremendously influential in his musical upbringing during his childhood.

He started piano lessons with Galina Daskalova in his hometown around the age of seven. He later studied in and graduated from the Bertolt Brecht language high school in Pazardzhik. Ivanov studied with renowned Bulgarian pianist Atanas Kurtev from 2013 to 2018. He is currently studying on a full scholarship at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Pascal Nemirovski and Anthony Hewitt.

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