January 15th 2005 Concert
Yasmin Rowe piano
Rod Seed flute
with
Colin Peters piano

 

Programme
Rod Seed  
Sonata No.1 in B minor   Bach
Odelette in D, Op.162 1920 Saint-SaŽns
Spiral Lament   Ian Clarke
Suite Op. 34 1898 Widor
Madrigal 1908 Gaubert
Interval
Yasmin Rowe  
Sonata in B minor   Haydn
allegro moderato ~ menuet ~ trio ~ presto  
Vallee d' Obermann   Liszt
Deux Arabesques 1891 Debussy
Three preludes 1926 Gershwin

Roderick is 19 years old and currently studies with the principal flute of the London Sinfonietta and Royal Academy of Music professor, Sebastian Bell. He has just finished studying at St Philip Howard High School, where he gained A-levels in music, biology and chemistry. Roderick is principal flute of the West Sussex County Youth Orchestra, with whom he has played solo flute in Debussy's "L'apres midi d'un faune" and Cimarosa's Double Flute Concerto. He hopes to play Malcolm Arnold's Flute Concerto with them. Roderick has also played solo flute in Bach's Orchestral Suite No.2 with the Chichester Youth Chamber Orchestra, with whom he was principal flute for four years. He has played locally in recitals at Arundel Cathedral and Bognor Regis Methodist Church and to a 1000+ strong audience in a concert in Littlehampton.

But, perhaps his greatest achievement so far was to be picked to play in a premiere of a work for flute, oboe, two violins and orchestra by Nimrod Borenstein at The Royal Academy of Music and at St James's, Piccadilly, as a result of winning the solo award at the London Concerto Competition. Roderick also enjoys playing chamber music and participating in master classes, in which he has been taught by William Bennett, Jonathan Snowden, Anna Noakes and Wissam Boustany. Roderick has just accepted a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

Yasmin was born on 26 January 1989. She began playing both piano and violin at the age of four. When she was eleven she gave up the violin to concentrate on the piano. She currently studies piano at the Junior Academy, Royal Academy of Music, under Patsy Toh, having transferred there from the Royal College of Music in September 2003.
Jul 2000 Age 11 Performed pieces by Bach, Mozart, Chopin and Shostakovitch in the Marble Hall at Petworth House.
Apr 2002 Age 13 Attended the IMK Internationale Meisterkurse week in Germany culminating in a performance in Koblenz.
Apr 2002 Age 13 Gave her first full solo concert for a paying audience. This was at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.
Jun 2002 Age 13 Gave a 'showcase recital' in the Menuhin Room at Portsmouth City Centre as part of the Portsmouth Festivities
Apr 2003 Age 14 Winner of the Portsmouth Festival Concerto Prize. The award is to play a concerto with the Solent Symphony Orchestra in Portsmouth Cathedral in February 2004.
Feb 2004 Age 15 Performed Shostakovich's second piano concerto in Portsmouth Cathedral with the Solent Symphony Orchestra.
Aug 2004 Age 15 Received A* for GCSE Music taken one year early.
Nov 2004 Age 15 Played a second recital at the Chichester Centre of Arts with Adam Crowther.

Yasmin hopes to continue her studies at one of the conservatoires with a view to pursuing her ambition of becoming a professional musician.