5:00pm Pre-concert Early Bird meal
at La Casa Vecchia (not included in the ticket)
Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at www.lacasavecchia.co.uk who are kindly helping to sponsor the first concert series
6:30pm Doors open
7:00: Spotlight Concert
Music performed by talented young people from Sandbach
Raffle in aid of local charity
Art Exhibition on display
8:00 Main Concert
Rosa Campos Duo – clarinet & piano
- Self-Parafrasis- Xavier Montsalvatge
- Sonata Number 1 in F minor- Brahms
- Sonatina- Horovitz Primer
- Solo de Concierto- Antonio Romero
Rosa Campos Fernandez is the Co-Principal Clarinettist of the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester. She was born in Vigo (Spain) in 1978. She studied Clarinet and Piano at the “Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Vigo” and graduated from there in June 1998 with “1er Mencion de Honor”. In September 2000, Rosa went to the Birmingham Conservatoire to study Clarinet and Bass Clarinet with Anthony Pay, Joan Enric Lluna and Michael Harris. She graduated in 2003 with DPS (Diploma of Professional Studies) with distinction. During this period, performances included Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 with the Birmingham Conservatoire’s Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Edwin Roxburgh, and the Tunbridge Wells “International Young Concert Artists Competition” in July 2002 where she was a finalist. She also gained 1st place in the NYOS STAFFA Award, after reaching the final and performing in Fivie Castle, Aberdeen. After leaving the Conservatoire she took classes with Hans Deinzer, Anthony Pay and Pascal Moragues. She joined the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester in 2004 as co-principal Clarinet. In addition to the Hallé Rosa also performs with other orchestras and ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orquesta de Cadaqués, the Real Filarmonía de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela) and the Moonwinds ensemble. Rosa has maintained a busy life as a soloist and chamber musician, playing concerts in Sweden, Italy, Spain and England. Her most recent project is with pianist Pei Chun Liao, with whom she toured Taiwan in March 2010. She is currently a visiting teacher of Clarinet at Chetham´s School of Music.
Pei-Chun Liao studied at the Taipei National University of the Arts with Tai- Cheng Chen and Michael Dellinger. During her studies at the Institute, she made her debut as a soloist at the National Recital Hall in Taiwan. She was also awarded the Third Prize at the Taipei International Chopin Competition and the Taiwan Young Artist Competition. She continued her studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire, with Malcolm Wilson and Philip Martin, graduating with Distinction in both her Masters for the Arts and Diploma in Performance Studies. After her studies in England, she entered the Musikhochschule in Freiburg in Germany where she studied with Professor Vitali Berzon and graduated with the highest award (Auszeichnung). Pei-Chun has also regularly participated at masterclasses given by pianists such as Fou Ts’ong, Leon Fleisher, Peter Donohoe, Jacques Rouvier, Hans Leygraf, Paul Badura-Skoda and Robert Levin…etc. She has also won first prizes at several competitions, such as the Beryl Chempin Beethoven Prize, Birmingham Conservatoire Piano Prize, Renna Kellaway Piano Recital Competition, Symphony Hall Recital Prize and the Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Prize. More recently she received the 2nd Prize at the 7th Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition (2004) in Italy and was also selected by the concert association in Castilla y León to participate as a chamber musician in a concert tour in 2005. She also has been invited to perform as a soloist in many countries including Taiwan, UK, Italy and Germany. In 2009, Pei- Chun was invited for several chamber music concerts and also gave a recital tour “Salute to Maestro Alfred Brendel” in Taiwan, China, and England. In 2010, she was selected as “2009 The Young Star of the National Concert Hall" in Taiwan and will begin her series of recitals from June. Pei-Chun’s first solo piano album will be released at the end of this year. Pei-Chun has recently been working as Assistant Piano Professor at Taipei Municipal University of Education, the Taipei Chinese Culture University and the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan.