01 June 2014

Alicia Hunt & Roland Gallery

Alicia Hunt 

Alicia is a regular visitor to the recital platform as a solo and chamber musician. She has performed in Holland and Germany and has appeared widely in the UK, giving performances of the Mozart Flute Concerto in G, Concerto for Flute & Harp, the Cimarosa Concerto for two flutes and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.
For over twenty years Alicia has worked as part of a duo with piano, performing numerous recitals for regional music clubs and societies. She regularly performs with guitar and has given frequent chamber concerts with strings and oboe and as part of an ensemble with voice and classical accordion.
Alicia has played for several orchestras in performances at the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. She has been principle flautist under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle and was piccolo soloist in Messiaen’s TurangalĂ®la Symphony; this performance was broadcast for BBC Radio 3 in the presence of the composer.
Alicia is founder member of ‘The Musical Story Group’, an ensemble with piano and narrator, for which she composes and arranges classical music with stories for children.

Roland Gallery 

Roland is a prominent player in the field of guitar chamber music. He is leader of the English Guitar Quartet and the Segovia Trio. Roland has recorded Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Roland has played at many of London’s major concert halls. He has toured Hungary, Israel, Holland, Australia, Canada and Venezuela. He has broadcast live on Radios 2, 3 & 4, Classic FM and made several appearances on television. He has worked regularly with the Royal Ballet and appeared with them at the Royal Opera House, on tour and on film.
In 1992 Roland was appointed professor of Guitar at Trinity College of Music. Well known as an arranger, he has produced over 300 arrangements and transcriptions. In 1998 the Modern Guitar Trio was founded by Roland, with Roland Chadwick and Vincent Lindsey-Clark to showcase exclusively the three members’ original compositions. Composers who have specially written works for him include Martyn Brabbins, Tim Brady, Jim Harley, Stepan Rak, Jeffrey Sharkey, Roger Steptoe, Antonin Tucapsky, Arthur Wills and Richard Roderick Jones.

MUSICAL FRIENDS - A recital of music for flute and guitar
Jacques Ibert (1890 - 1962) - Entr'acte (Flute and Guitar)

Paul Farrer (b. 1973) - Elswhere (Flute and Guitar):
Three parts: Fast - Slow - Fast

Richard Roderick Jones (b. 1947) - Six Bagatelles for Guitar (2007):
1 Prelude 2 Improvisation 3 Capriccio
4 Nocturne 5 Waltz 6 Madrigal Rondo

Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839) - L’Encouragement (Flute and Guitar):
1 Andante cantabile 2 Theme and variations: Andantino 3 Ländler


Richard Roderick Jones (b. 1947) - Sonata for Flute and Guitar (2011):
1 Allegro 2 Poco lento 3 Brioso

William Alwyn (1905 - 1985) Divertimento for Flute Solo (1939):
1 Introduction and Fughetta 2 Variations on a Ground
3 Gavotte and Musette 4 Finale alla Gigue

Virginia Firnberg (b. 1963) - Fluidic (Flute and Guitar)

Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839) - Fantasie, opus 54 (Flute and Guitar):
3 Finale - Allegro, dans le genre Espagnol