Young Musical Star Returns to Leicester after Foiled First Attempt
East Midlands music lovers who were
denied the chance in March to hear BBC Musician of the Year finalist, Elizabeth
Couling (oboe) will be glad to know she is fit, well and will be returning on
Saturday, June 28 at 7.30 pm.
Earlier in the year she was on the way to
the University of Leicester's Richard Attenborough Centre to give a recital when
a car accident landed her in the Leicester Royal Infirmary instead, and although
her injuries were fortunately only minor, her concert had to be postponed.
Undeterred, however, the 2000 concerto
finalist is coming back to Leicester to perform an evening of music including
works by Telemann, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and York Bowen.
Since her Young Musician of the Year
success, in which she played the Richard Strauss concerto with the BBC
Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Pascal Tortelier, she has performed a
wide range of concertos, from baroque to 20th century.
Elizabeth Couling’s recital is part of
the New Musical Generation series at the Richard Attenborough Centre, sponsored
over three years by HSBC. Organising Tutor for Music at the Richard Attenborough
Centre, Philip Herbert, said: “These
young and gifted artists have something very special to offer an audience,
through their ability to communicate and make music of the highest possible
order. This series seeks to celebrate
their youthful achievements and offers Leicester audiences a chance to hear them
as they continue to further develop their skills as musicians.”
spokesperson for HSBC said: “High quality people are at the heart of our
business, especially here in Leicester where we are one of the largest
employers. HSBC’s sponsorship of the New Musical Generation concert series at
the Richard Attenborough Centre is an ideal way for the bank to put back into
the community locally while enjoying an ongoing association with quality and
talent.” HSBC and the Richard Attenborough Centre, whose association began in
November, have also received an investment from Arts & Business New Partners
to further develop their creative partnership.
Arts & Business New Partners is funded by Arts Council England and
the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The recital takes place the day after the
local auditions of the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, also
held at the Richard Attenborough Centre, when talented young players compete to
see who will go through to the regional final.
Tickets for the Elizabeth Couling Concert cost £10, £9 (retired) and £7.50 (concession), and group booking discounts are available. Further details are available from the Centre, telephone 0116 252 2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165, email RACentre@le.ac.uk
NOTE TO EDITORS: More information is available from the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, telephone 0116 252 2455, email RACentre@le.ac.uk
An interview opportunity with Elizabeth
Couling can be arranged through Rosemary Pickering at info@YCAT.co.uk
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