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Dec 14th 2016 @ The Victoria Pub

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
8:00 PM
The Victoria Pub
London, United Kingdom
Signs, Games & Messages // curated by Nonclasical Associate Composer Laurence Osborn 
Featuring the very best of contemporary classical, experimental and electronic music, our event in the middle of the festive celebrations of December puts the Explore Ensemble feat. members of the Manon Quartet and classical accordionist Bartosz Glowacki centre stage.
All this plus Nonclassical DJs including Gabriel Prokofiev and Nick Luscombe (radio DJ and presenter of Late Junction on BBC Radio 3), tasty craft beer and delicious burgers.
Tickets £5 (students - on the door) / £8 (advance) / £10 (on the door) 

Arne Gieshoff (*1988) — MUD II for tape
György Kurtág (*1926) — Signs, Games & Messages for String Trio
Franz Schubert (1797–1828) — String Trio B-flat major D581
Laurence Osborn (*1989) — Breaths for accordion

Performer bios
Explore Ensemble is a group of young soloists dedicated to performing the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as championing music music rarely heard in the UK, Explore Ensemble has given over a dozen world premieres by emerging composers.
Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to continue to improve awareness of the accordion in classical music, as well as to develop a new repertoire for his instrument. 
Naomi Watson is a postgraduate award holder at the Royal College of Music, where she studies violin with Gaby Lester. Since moving to London in 2015, Naomi joined the Manon Quartet, with whom she has performed at the Royal College of Music and the Southbank Centre. The quartet recently competed in the Royal Overseas League Competition, where they reached the semi-finals.  
Morag Robertson is currently studying viola at the Royal College of Music with Jonathan Barritt. Morag has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra since 2015 and has participated in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ scheme 2015/16.  
Deni Teo is completing a Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music, where she obtained First Class Honours for her Undergraduate Degree, studying the cello with Melissa Phelps. She previously studied with Robin Michael at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, where she won all available prizes for cello, including the concerto competition. 

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