All concerts take place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary Street, Weymouth DT4 8PU
To comply with social distancing guidelines in the church, we will present two concerts of the same programme at 12 noon and 1.15pm.
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Wednesday 16 December at 12 noon and 1.15pm
‘A WEST COUNTRY CHRISTMAS’
EVIE COPLAN – cello
DUNCAN HONEYBOURNE – piano
We are delighted to welcome cellist Evie Coplan back to WLCC. Evie is a final-year student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and she has performed at St John’s Smith Square, the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, Plush Music Festival and Poole Lighthouse Arts Centre.
Evie and Duncan will perform carols from Dorset and the West Country, and other festive music.
Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 12 noon & 1.15pm
EMMA LISNEY violin
JAMES LISNEY piano
We are delighted to welcome violinist Emma Lisney and her father James to Weymouth for the first time.
Emma started playing the violin at the age of 6 and graduated with First Class Honours from Oxford in 2018. She has participated in masterclasses with Vadim Repin, Pinchas Zukerman and Maxim Vengerov, and in March 2016 she won first prize at the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition, performing Prokofiev’s second violin concerto with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with Dame Emma Kirkby, the Endellion String Quartet, Ryan Wigglesworth, Sian Edwards, Duncan Ward, Huw Watkins and Michael Whight, and performs regularly with her father and cellist sister Joy. Emma currently plays a violin made by G.B Guadagnini (Turin,1772), kindly lent by a generous benefactor.
James Lisney enjoys a rich musical life, moving seamlessly from concerto and recital soloist to chamber musician, song accompanist and pianist director. Initiatives, such as his Schubertreise series at London`s South Bank Centre, his extensive Beethoven Project or the recording company Woodhouse Editions, provide a platform for his wide-ranging musical sympathies.
James made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1986 and early representation by the Young Concert Artists Trust in London led to a career that has taken him to many prestigious venues and gained invitations to appear with major orchestras. Highlights include residencies at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York.
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