Manchester Camerata with RNCM Students and Robin Wallington (conductor)

Programme

Jessie Montgomery Starburst
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104

i. Allegro
ii. Adagio, ma non troppo
iii. Finale: Allegro moderato — Andante — Allegro vivo

Interval

Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D major Op 107 ‘Reformation’

i. Andante – Allegro con fuoco
ii. Allegro vivace
iii. Andante
iv. Andante con moto – Allegro vivace – Allegro maestoso

 

Biographies and Orchestra Personnel

Robin Wallington (conductor)

Robin is a versatile young English conductor/composer with a reputation for dynamic performances across a wide range of contemporary and established repertoire. He is currently coming to the close of his tenure as Mills Williams Junior Fellow in Conducting at the RNCM.

Equally at home in front of a full symphony orchestra, period instrument ensemble or contemporary music specialist ensemble, Robin brings a driving energy and detailed eye to his wide repertoire. He has worked with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Psappha, and Northern Ballet Sinfonia. He has assisted conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Vasily Petrenko, Vassily Sinaisky, John Storgårds, Dalia Stasevska, Ben Gernon, and others.

Robin is also a professional composer, arranger, and editor, having arranged for both classical and cross-over projects with a variety of ensembles. He regularly works as an arranger for the BBC Philharmonic and String Infusion. His arrangements have been broadcast on national and local radio stations such as BBC Radio 3, Radio Cumbria, Radio York, and Radio Lincolnshire, and his reductions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles have sold internationally through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jack Bailey (cello)

Jack Bailey is an Australian cellist now based in Sweden. His extensive performance experience has seen him appear as soloist with such orchestras as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Hallé, Manchester Camerata, the orchestra of Opera Australia, and Westmorland Orchestra performing concertos by Dvořák, Schumann, C.P.E Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante.

As a chamber musician, Jack has performed with such artists as Anthony Marwood, Máté Szücs, Daniel Rowland, Levon Chilingirian and Johannes Moser. He has  toured with Manchester Collective, including a UK tour of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire in 2018 and a tour of the UK and Holland in 2020 performing string quartets by Britten, Widmann and Shostakovich.

In 2017, Jack was an Inaugural ANAM Artist where he undertook an Australian recital tour performing in venues such as the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Centre. He has given recitals at the Malta International Arts Festival, Adelaide International Cello Festival, Järna Festival Academy and Lake District Summer Music festival, as well as taking part in IMS Prussia Cove, Kronberg Academy Festival, and the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Los Angeles.

Competition successes have included winning the Sir John Barbirolli Cello Prize, the Royal Northern College of Music Concerto Competition, 2nd Prize at the Wallace International Cello Competition and 2nd Prize and the Audience Award at the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition.

Jack is currently on contract as Co-Principal Cellist of Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra, and also appears with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Orchestra

VIOLIN 1
Katie Stillman*
Katie Jankinson
Georgina Finlayson
Leda Mileto
Sophie Mather*
Rachel Stonham
Liz Rossi*
Chris Karwacinski

VIOLIN 2
William Newell*
Caterina Bordoni
Ines Ferreira
Becky Cheung
Andra Vornicu*
Tiannan Ye

VIOLA
Alex Mitchell*
Nadia Eskandari
Rachel Jones*
Ben Norris

CELLO
Paul Grennan*
Matilde Viegas
Graham Morris*
Stefan Rogers

BASSES
Diane Clark*
Marcus de Oliveira

FLUTES
Sarah Whewell*
Daniel Jacob-Ormson

OBOES
Mary Gilbert*
Tommy Hill

CLARINETS
Jill Allan*
Chris Hardy

BASSOONS
Elena Comelli*
Erline Moreira

CONTRA BASSOON
Sarah Nixon*

HORNS
Mark Bennett*
Emily Douglas
Sophie Bell

TRUMPETS
Anthony Thompson*
Robbie Richardson

TROMBONES
Tom Berry*
Ross McDonnell
Asa Riley

TUBA
Heidi Solem

TIMPANI
Jan Bradley*
Caitlin Monaghan

PERCUSSION
Tom Hall

* denotes member of Manchester Camerata