|April 2nd 2005
| Caroline Dale || cello |
| Paul Turner || piano
| Sonata in A major || Beethoven |
| Stucke im Volkston || Schumann |
| Sonata in E minor || Brahms |
| Suite Populaire Espagnole || de Falla
Caroline Dale won the string final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year at the age of 13.
At the Royal Academy, she won the Isserlis Scholarship to study with Pierre Fournier in
France. Following further study in Banff, she became the youngest ever pupil to be made an
Associate of the Royal Academy. She then went on to win the YCAT Competition. Her
London debut was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and since then has performed at all major
London venues and has appeared as soloist with all the leading orchestras in the UK and
abroad.She was chosen to play the cello in the soundtrack of the film "Hilary and Jackie"
about the life of Jacqueline du Pré, synching with the actress Emily Watson.. She can also be
heard in the film "Truly, Madly, Deeply". Caroline was a member of Nigel Kennedy's String
Quartet and in the Balanescu Quartet. She has recorded the CPE Bach Concerto and the
Prokofiev, Martinu and Bridge Sonatas. Her acclaimed debut album "Such Sweet Thunder"
includes her own compositions. She plays an exquisite Valentianus cello of 1795.
Paul Turner is also an Associate of the Royal Academy. He has played as accompanist at all
the London venues and appears frequently at Festivals here and abroad. He has
accompanied singers such as Maria Ewing, Jane Eaglen, Patricia Rozario and Ruggero
Raimondi. He has played with Nicholas Daniel, Jack Brymer and Alexander Baillie and has
made appearances with the Coull Quartet.