Lunchtime Music: Vaughan Williams, Stevens, Plog, Chopin
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
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Archie McVicar tuba
Joanne Sealey piano
Arnold Fantasy for Tuba
Stevens Variations in an Olden Style
Schumann (transcribed by Floyd Cooley) Fantasiestücke No.1
Plog 3 Minatures for Tuba
Eduardo Alemany Ramada piano
Chopin Fantasy Op.49
Falla Fantasia Bética
Archie McVicar is a 20-year-old tuba player currently in his 3rd year at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has seen recent success as a soloist, winning the RBC Brass Solo Prize and the Unibrass National Championships solo prize in Sheffield, as well as being the brass finalist in the Birmingham Philharmonic Concerto Prize earlier this year. As an orchestral player, he has performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall and at the Aldeburgh Festival in Snape Maltings. He is also an accomplished chamber music player, as a founding member of the Broken Bones Quartet and Second City Brass - both prizewinning ensembles.
Eduardo Alemany Ramada is a fourth year BMus (Hons) student at RBC. He has been advised by pianists such as Alexander Kobrin, Jacques Rouvier, Pavel Gililov, Paul Badura-Skoda, Pavel Nersessian and Dmitri Bashkirov. Eduardo has received awards in more than 20 national and international competitions including, Alion Baltic International Music Competition 2019 (Latvia), Ibiza International Piano Competition (Spain), International Piano Competition Ricard Vies (Spain), ClaviCologne Festival International Competition (Germany) and Concours Musical de France, St Maur des Fosses (France). He was awarded a scholarship from The Wagnerian Association of Madrid to participate in the Bayreuth Festival (Germany) in 2019.
Eduardo has performed in such prestigious venues as, Haus St. Raphael and Ritter-Chorus-Strabe (Aachen, Germany), Marrucino Theater (Italy), Salone Monumentale del Referrorio - Diocesan Museum (Italy), Cibeles Palace (Spain), Museo del Romanticismo (Spain) and Palau de la Musica (Valencia, Spain).