ANTHONY BROWN saxophone
Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series
ANTHONY BROWN saxophone
(senior award winner 2014/15)
with LEO NICHOLSON piano
MacMillan After the Tryst
Saint-Saëns Sonate pour Hautbois, Op.166 (arr. Brown)
Messiaen Vocalise-Étude (arr. Brown)
Andy Scott Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Massenet Méditation (arr. Brown)
Gershwin Three Preludes (arr. Brown and Nicholson)
As a saxophonist, Anthony graduated with an International Artist Diploma in chamber music on a full scholarship as well as a First Class Honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music. At the pinnacle of his fourth year of study at the RNCM, Anthony attained 100% in his final recital; a first for any woodwind student at the RNCM. In 2011 he was nominated by the Principal, Jonty Stockdale, for the Worshipful Company of Musicians' prestigious Silver Medal. Following auditions with The Company, the Tillett Trust's Young Artists' Platform and the Park Lane Group's Young Artists New Year Series, Anthony has successfully secured recitals with pianist Leo Nicholson at the Wigmore Hall in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and also at the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room in 2014. They have also performed extensively throughout the UK and at other London venues such as St. James's Piccadilly and St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
During Anthony's Southbank Park Lane Group concert in 2014, he performed the world premiere of Coronach for alto saxophone and piano by Graham Ross. Following its success, Graham composed a work for saxophone and the choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Ascendo ad patrem was premiered at Spitalfields Music Festival in London in June 2014 and recorded for Harmonia Mundi USA.
Anthony has attained great success in national competitions. He competed in the 24th Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition, winning first prize from 164 entrants and also the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians' Platform winning first prize. He has won other awards including one of the Hattori Foundation's Senior Awards for 2014 as well as becoming a selected artist for Making Music on the Philip and Dorothy Green award for young concert artists 2013, which provides a platform for further engagements around the country.
With a passion for education, he has given workshops in primary schools through to tuition at university level. He has worked as part of an ensemble for Live Music Now! and Music in Hospitals, and also provided solo workshops through WCOM. Anthony's versatility means that he is also a confident jazz player. He has enjoyed European competition success as part of the saxophone section in Beats and Pieces Big Band, winning the Burghausen Jazz Prize 2011 as well as performing live and recorded broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.
Thursday 16 February 2017
Tickets £15 each (including a pre-concert drink, and light refreshments after the recital)