Brass Ensemble, Violin and Piano

Brass Ensemble, Violin and Piano

RBC Musicians

Date and time
19 Feb 2024 (1:05pm - 2:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


Free - booking required

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Violinist Charlotte Hand and pianist Bianca Vancea

The first half of the concert will be a performance by the winners of the recent Bernard Brown Brass Ensemble Prize - Epsilon Brass
Charlie Cooper, Jack Phillips
Jhih-Yi Chang
French horn
Samuel Franks
Morgan Hart

Berlin Puttin’ on the Ritz
Ewazen Frost Fire - i. Bright and Fast
Schumann Träumerei, from Kinderzenen
Coldplay, arr. Hudson Viva La Vida
McKee Escape

Charlotte Hand violin
Bianca Vancea piano

Beethoven Violin Sonata No.8, Op.30 No.3

Charlotte Hand began learning the violin at the age of seven and at the age of thirteen she was accepted as a pupil at Junior RNCM, studying violin with Deirdre Ward.

During her time at JRNCM Charlotte played in the NYO Inspire Orchestra, the National Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Proms Youth Ensemble, with whom she performed at the Last Night of the Proms in 2015.

In 2019 Charlotte was awarded a scholarship to continue her studies at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, studying first with Sebastian Mueller and more recently with Sara Trickey.

Since starting a Masters course at RBC, Charlotte has recently played as part of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, performing in Cadogan Hall.

She is grateful to have received an award from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation in late 2023.

Epsilon Brass is an award-winning chamber music group composed of five diverse young artists from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

A recipient of the Bernard Brown Chamber Prize, their ambition is to deliver gripping and engaging performances of the highest standard.

Within this framework, they strive to create an inclusive, welcoming, and accessible performance platform.This is reflected through the repertoire they perform encompassing a variety of styles.

From mainstream brass quintet works to overlooked and innovative pieces shaping today’s chamber music scene. Each of its members is passionate about delivering these core values.

Running time approx. 55 minutes

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