Saturday 15 July 2017
As a concerto soloist, Philip Dukes has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, The Hallé, The Philharmonia, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, London Mozart Players, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square, BBC Scottish Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. In 1995 Philip made his BBC Promenade Concerto debut returning again in 1999, 2005 and 2007. Philip has recorded a wide range of chamber and solo CDs, most notably the complete works for viola by Rebecca Clarke for Naxos and a debut recording for Deutsche Grammophon of the Triple Concerto by Sir Michael Tippett recorded live at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. The complete box set of Mozart Viola Quintets for Hyperion Records with the Nash Ensemble has also recently been released to critical acclaim.
Philip is also Professor of Viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2006 Philip Dukes was elected a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in recognition of his success as an international viola soloist, and was awarded an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2007.
Future engagements include performances in the USA, Spain, Germany and across the UK, with performances at the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square and at Savannah Music Festival (USA). Recent CD releases (to critical acclaim) include the Arnold Bax ‘Phantasy’ for viola and orchestra with the BBC Philharmonic for the Chandos label conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, with further recordings for the Naxos and Signum labels scheduled for 2017.
“Great Britain’s most outstanding solo viola player.” The Times
Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain’s most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals, as well as coaching regularly for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Anna has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including James Gilchrist, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Emma Bell, Barbara Hannigan, Willard White, Mark Padmore, Stephan Loges, Chris Maltman, Ian Bostridge, Barbara Bonney, Victoria Simmonds, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Natalie Clein, Nick Daniel, Adrian Brendel and Jack Liebeck. For Welsh National Opera she has accompanied Angela Gheorghiu, Jose Carreras and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.
Recent engagements have included her New York Carnegie Hall debut with Lucy Crowe, recitals in the Anima Mundi festival in Pisa, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Musee des Tissus Lyon, Wroclaw Cantans, Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, Derry City of Song and Machylleth Festivals, live BBC Radio 3 recitals from the Sage, LSO St Luke’s and Edinburgh, the Perth Schubertiad and concerts at Kings Place, Wiltons Music Hall and St.John’s Smith Square. She gave a chamber music recital in Pisa with Tedi Papavremi and Guido Corti and an acclaimed performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the St David’s Festival. With the soprano Lucy Crowe she has performed at the Wigmore Hall, QEH, Lichfield Festival, Music at Oxford and the Gower Festival. In June 2011 Anna repetiteured and played in the performances of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia for the Aldeburgh Festival conducted by Oliver Knussen with a cast including Angelika Kirchschlager, Ian Bostridge and Christopher Purves.
"Anna Tilbrook is an outstanding accompanist: discreet when necessary, but also able to make the simplest phrase or chordal progression tell without a touch of exaggeration." BBC Music Magazine
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