Talented violinist Emily’s homecoming

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Leighton Buzzard Music Club is hosting a concert by the exceptionally talented Leighton violinist Emily Mowbray on Saturday, October 11.

It will be Emily’s professional debut in her home town and she will be joined at Leighton Buzzard Theatre by cellist
Polly Virr and pianist Tom Hicks – two of her fellow students of Manchester’s prestigious Royal Northern College of Music.

Emily Mowbray, Polly Virr and Tom Hicks

Emily Mowbray, Polly Virr and Tom Hicks

Their attractive and varied programme will include solos and duos by Beethoven, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Sarasate and the trio will join together with a performance of Rachmaninov’s powerful Trio No 2 in D minor.

Emily, a former student at Leighton Middle and Cedars Upper schools, said: “I started learning the violin aged 
four, through the Suzuki method with teacher Elaine Bonner. With her, I went on tour to Italy, Spain, played at the Albert Hall and at the Prime Minister’s Christmas party.

“I was in the National Children’s Orchestra from the age of seven, for six years. During my final year we went on tour to China. From the age of 10, I started learning with Ruth Gapp, who introduced me to Milton Keynes Music service where I played in various types of ensembles such as quartets, piano trios and octets, led the MK string and Youth Orchestras and became the first MK Young Musician of the year, 2011. From the age of 18 I was in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

I’m in my final year at the Royal Northern College of Music and my current teacher is Alexander Sitkovetsky.”

> The Royal British Legion in Thrift Road, Heath & Reach present an evening of top soul & Motown on Saturday, October 11, when they feature award winning singer Evah Morgan.

Evah is a graduate of The Birmingham Music Academy.

Recently she has been working as the vocal arranger for a Michael Jackson tribute tour and has also worked alongside Roy Carter from Heatwave.

Although Evah can lend her voice to most styles of music, it is R&B (Soul&Motown) where her voice excels and on Saturday she will present her tribute to ‘The Divas of Soul music’. Tickets for the evening are available from Steve on 01525 237923. Non members are welcome.