MAYFIELD music organisers have announced the performers that will take to the stage for the last concert of its season.
Philip Handy and Robert Markham will play at the concert, on Friday, November 15 at St John the Baptist Church in Mayfield, from 7.30pm.
The cello and piano duo’s collaboration is founded on their shared time at the Birmingham Conservatoire and regular concert appearances together have recently been enriched by the release of two CDs, which have won them critical acclaim.
While studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, Philip Handy won the prestigious Music at Beaulieu Competition, performed at the Wigmore Hall, and gave numerous recitals across the UK and abroad.
As a scholarship student and Junior Fellow at Birmingham Conservatoire, Philip won the Strings Prize, the Rollason Award, the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Prize, and second prize in the Ludlow Philharmonic Competition 2009.
He is currently artistic director of the New Forest International Music and Arts Festival.
As a solo cellist, Philip has played all the major concertos with orchestras across the UK. He regularly performs around the world on cruise ships and on the Queen Mary II for the prestigious Cunard Line.
Pianist Robert Markham earned international recognition as Finalist in the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.
He has also won first prizes at other competitions including the Vincenzo Bellini Piano Competition in Italy and the Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York, and was the winner of the Piano Class of the BBC Young Musician competition.
Robert’s recent concert engagements have included three recitals dedicated to the music of Beethoven and his contemporaries.
Robert currently serves on the staff of Birmingham Conservatoire, Yorkshire Young Musicians, and Leeds University.
The programme for the concert includes works by Saint Saens, Delius, Franck and Bridge.
Tickets are £12 and can be ordered by emailing email@example.com, by calling 01335 342114 or by visiting Natural Choice in St John Street. They will also be available on the night.