Lunchtime Music: Stevens, Schumann, Plog, Chopin

Lunchtime Music: Stevens, Schumann, Plog, Chopin
Date and time
31 Oct 2022 (1:05pm - 2:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR



Booking Information

Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a Guide Dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.

Portrait of Archie McVicar in yellow fleece holding tuba

Archie McVicar tuba
Joanne Sealey

Arnold Fantasy for Tuba
Stevens Variations in an Olden Style
Schumann (transcribed by Floyd Cooley) Fantasiestücke No.1
Plog Three Miniatures 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).