Soloists announced for April concert

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Posted By: Jenny Knowles
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Date Posted: Thu, 3 Feb 2022

With a change of Violinist, here are the soloists for Saturday:

ISOBEL HOWARD Violin

Izzy began to play the violin aged four and studied at Chethams School of Music from 2010 to 2016 with Ben Holland. She then moved to Vancouver, Canada for two years to study the violin with Professor Robert Rozek. She is currently in the final year of her Bachelors degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Jack Liebeck. In 2016 and 2017 she played as part of the Curtis Institutes Young Artist Summer Program, and in 2019 played at the Mozarteum festival in Salzburg.   In the summers of 2020 and 2021 Izzy was a prizewinner at the Verao Classico festival in Lisbon, and performed recitals as part of the inaugural Blenio Festival in Switzerland in July 2021. Izzy has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, US and Canada. She is a keen solo and chamber musician, and regularly performs duo recitals as well as recitals with her horn trio who have upcoming concerts in the UK and Germany. Izzy plays on the 1808 Giovanni Rota violin which is generously loaned to her by the Royal Academy of Music.
 

Edward Dean Organ

Edward is an organist, harmoniumist, and Assistant Director of Music, Holy Trinity, Sloane Street. He studied organ at the Royal College of Music with David Graham and Sophie-VĂ©ronique Cauchefer Choplin, Andrew Dewar at the American Cathedral, Paris and at Eastman School of Music. Prior to his appointment at Holy Trinity, Sloane Street he held posts at the American Cathedral, Paris and St Bride's, Fleet Street.

He was educated at Lancing College and cites English tenor and notable Lancing alumnus Peter Pears as an influence. His academic work centres on the output of Peter Warlock and John Ireland, the latter of whom was also organist of Holy Trinity, Sloane Street. He is a member of the Peter Warlock Society. He has arranged Warlock's Capriol Suite and Five Folksong Preludes for organ, and produced an acclaimed arrangement of Benedicamus Domino of the same composer for SATB.

Engagements in 2020 include the US premiere of His Genuflections Musicks for organ, with organist and highchurchman Owen Reid, at the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. Its UK premiere was in 2018 at Westminster Cathedral.

In addition to his work as a performer, Edward has restored harmoniums for institutions including the British Broadcasting Corporation and The Eastman School of Music.