Young Artists’ Platform
Young Artists’ Platform

Young Artists’ Platform

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
08 Jun 2017
  • Music
Alexei Watkins and Alex Woolf present a programme of music for horn and piano

13:00, free with Museum admission

This afternoon concert includes works by Beethoven, Messiaen and Strauss, alongside a new comission by Alex Woolf, receiving its first performance at the Museum. Generously supported by the Musicians’ Company.

Programme:

Horn Sonata op.17, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Lullaby, Alex Woolf (b.1995)

Appel Interstellaire, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Nocturno op.7, Franz Strauss (1822-1902)

Alexei Watkins studies french horn at the Royal Academy of Music on a Sir Elton John Scholarship and currently holds the Dennis Brain Prize and the Gill Culpin Award. A keen orchestral player, he has played with the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and is currently Principal Horn of the Britten Pears Orchestra.

Alex Woolf has composed music for a wide range of artists and ensembles, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Tallis Scholars. In 2012 he was named BBC Young Composer of the Year, and his Fanfare opened the 2012 International Olympic Committee session, performed at the Royal Opera House by Sir Antonio Pappano and the ROH Orchestra.

 

Café lunch offer

Enjoy a main course and a glass of house wine for only £12.50. Available 12:00-15:00 Tuesday-Sunday.

 

Generously supported by the Musicians’ Company