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Home is where the heart is. If music is the food of love, then it should be savoured in the comfort of one's home.

22 Dec 2002

11:30 am for Noon start
Winter Solstice Concert
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The Winter Solstice Concert

The performers

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Claire Wilkins, cello
Born in St. Andrews, Scotland, Claire Wilkins studied the cello with Anna Shuttleworth of the Royal College of Music, gaining an ALCM diploma at the age of 16. She has performed solos in London at St John Smith's Square and has played in orchestras all over the UK and in Paris and Hamburg.
Claire worked for EMI Classics for three years, promoting artists such as Sir Simon Rattle and Nigel Kennedy as well as putting together compilation discs of "greats" such as Maria Callas and Jacqueline Du Pré. She now works as a freelance public relations consultant for local councils and arts organisations.

Dan Neville,
viola and violin
Dan Neville started playing the violin at the age of four and had lessons with Howard Davis from the Alberni String Quartet. In his early teens, he migrated to the viola and played with the National Youth Orchestra for two years.
Dan is a full-time peripatetic violin and viola teacher. He holds a MA in Sound Engineering and has made freelance recordings for BBC Radio 3 and numerous London ensembles. He also conducts the London Pharmaceutical Chamber Orchestra and has performed in France, Spain and Scandinavia.

Robert Bekkers,
After a diploma in electronics, Robert Bekkers attended the Conservatory of Maastricht where he obtained his teaching and performance degrees in classical guitar.
Robert is versatile in classical, flamenco, jazz and other styles. While accompanying flamenco dance classes, Robert formed the group "IMPETU", mixing flamenco and classical music. He has also played with the group Serenata Mexicana, toured with the Amstel Guitar Quartet and performed with the internationally known flute player Berdien Stenberg. In recent years, Robert has focussed on performing his own compositions and arrangements in a variety of settings both as a soloist and with the violinist Mira Roos in Duo Magenta. In addition to a demanding performance schedule, Robert has more than sixty guitar students in the Netherlands.

Anne Ku,
Born in Brunei of Chinese parents, Anne Ku began taking piano lessons at age eight in Okinawa. Her love of sightreading brought her a succession of roles as page turner, choir accompanist, chief organist, musical production rehearsal pianist, contract party pianist, band keyboardist, and piano teacher all as a teenager.
In 2001, Anne started a programme of home concerts in London to introduce her music to local audiences. In 2002, she released her first CD "In Pursuit of Flexibility" containing 80 minutes of her original piano solo compositions and arrangements. She pursues "flexibility" as a cocktail pianist, piano teacher, freelance writer, webmaster, and author of a forthcoming book.
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