November 1st 2014 Concert £8 (£10)
Jane Lindsay ~ cello
Alison Rhind ~ piano

With support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Programme to include:
Fantasiestücke Op73 Schumann
Suite #3 in C major Bach
Sonata #1 in E minor Brahms

Jane Lindsay began learning the cello at the age of nine, and at fourteen she successfully auditioned for the prestigious Chetham's School of Music where she was awarded the Pierre Fournier Award. Notable performances include the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Gorton Philharmonic, Haydn Concerto in C with the Degani Sinfonia in Dublin, and John Tavener's 'Svyati' with the Halle Chorus in Manchester Cathedral. Jane has been selected three times as an RCM 'Rising Star' and has performed both as soloist and chamber musician in venues including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room and St James's Piccadilly. Future performances include recitals in the Royal Festival Hall and the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall. Also a keen chamber and orchestral musician, Jane won a Mozart Scholarship whilst at Chetham's. She has been principal cellist of the RCM Symphony Orchestra, RCM Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland under conductors including Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Jurowski and Edward Gardner. Jane was selected to perform with the London Symphony Orchestra over the 2011/2012 season as part of their String Scheme, and with the BBC Symphony Orchestra over 2012/2013 on their Pathway Scheme. More recently, Jane has been working with the Philharmonia Orchestra as a recipient of the Meyer Award. In 2012, Jane graduated from the Royal College of Music with a First Class honours degree in the BMus programme, having also won the Cello Prize in 2012. She is continuing her studies on the Masters Course as a scholar supported by the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award, Help Musicians UK, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships. Jane plays on an English instrument made in 1746 by Peter Walmsley.

Alison Rhind is recognised as one of the leading collaborative pianists specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings. Her ability to accompany was recognised and nurtured at an early age whilst still at Chetham's School of Music and she became increasingly in demand throughout her time at Oxford University where she read Music at Wadham College. Chetham's invited her back immediately she had finished her degree but she completed her studies with Edith Vogel at the Guildhall School of Music before returning there. In 1994, she moved to the Yehudi Menuhin School where she worked for twelve years. She toured Israel and Germany with the students and was invited to accompany at the prestigious Kronberg Akademie after her recitals there with the school. During this period, she coached many young instrumentalists with whom she has since forged notable recital partnerships particularly the violinists Alina Ibragimova and Nicola Benedetti with whom she toured the USA and Japan. Due to increasing amounts of work outside of her job at the school, Alison left to become a freelance accompanist often working with students at the London colleges. The Royal College of Music recognised her work and in 2009 created a post for her as Coach for the String Department which she now combines with freelance recital work. Her work at the college has also lead her to being invited to Oslo and Singapore to coach students there and she has a collaborative relationship with many teachers who send their students to her specifically for duo coaching.