Saturday 17 January 2015

Supporting Cardinal Hume Centre - Ashley Wass, Maxim Rysanov, Southbank Sinfonia

Mozart Requiem - St John's Smith Square
The Cardinal Hume Centre, founded by Cardinal Basil Hume in 1986, provides homeless young people, families in need and local people support to acquire the skills they need to realise their full potential. 

On 30 January 2015 at St John's Smith Square, the centre is presenting a concert in memory of its former chairman, Paul Goggins. Pianist Ashley Wass joins the Southbank Sinfonia and conductors Maxim Rysanov and Scott Price for a programme which includes Mozart's Requiem and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4.

Wass, winner of the London International Piano Competition and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, is the soloist in the Beethoven. The soloists in the Mozart include Eleanor Dennis, Jean Rigby, Peter Davoren and Timothy West and the chorus will be the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. 

Maxim Rysanov, a noted viola soloist and also a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, made his CD conducting debut in 2013 with a disc which reached number two in the UK classical charts and was shortlisted for a Grammy award in 2014.  He conducts the Beethoven and the overture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Whilst Scott Price, director of music at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, conducts Mozart's Requiem.

The Southbank Sinfonia brings together 32 music graduates from all over the world to further prepare them for their professional careers. Every place is free and every player receives a bursary.

Further information about the concert from the St John's Smith Square website.

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