Matilda Lloyd (trumpet) and Leo Nicholson (piano)
Friday 7 December 2018 at 7.30pm - please note that this concert is on the first Friday in the month, not the second as usual
Giovanni Battista Martini: Introduction et Allegro, from Sonata al Post-Communio / Toccata / Largo
Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor L33/K87 (piano solo)
Karl Pilss: Sonata for trumpet and piano
Vivaldi: Sonata da Camera
Sammy Nestico: Portrait of a Trumpet
Gershwin: Three Preludes (piano solo)
Deborah Pritchard: Seven Halts on the Somme
Alexander Goedicke: Concert Etude Op.49
Matilda Lloyd is currently studying for her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music with Mark David, after graduating with a First from Trinity College, Cambridge. She won the Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in October 2017, triumphing over 53 other contestants of all ages and will tour France with the Opera Orchestra of Rouen in Spring 2019. Matilda made her BBC Proms solo debut in July 2016, performing the third movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic under Alpesh Chauhan and playing live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune Proms Special. Matilda is a Park Lane Group Young Artist and a Making Music UK’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist. Matilda won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final and the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award in 2014. Matilda was the Principal Trumpet of the European Union Youth Orchestra in 2016 after being Principal of the National Youth Orchestra from 2012-14.
Leo Nicholson studied at the Purcell School, the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, and at Trinity Laban. He was a consistent prize-winner at Trinity, winning both the John Longmire Beethoven Competition and the Alfred Kitchen Chopin Competition, and graduated with First Class Honours, the TCM Silver Medal (Keyboard) and a Silver Medal awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He continues to work as a soloist and performs with six-piano group Piano Circus and the Birmingham based contemporary group Thumb.
Leo is also a much sought-after accompanist, and has returned to Trinity as a faculty member, primarily accompanying singers and wind players. He formed a flute and piano duo with Rosanna Ter-Berg, and their critically acclaimed Purcell Room début (under the auspices of the Park Lane Group) in January 2012 led to performances at the Wigmore Hall and the Bridgewater Hall. Leo also works with saxophonist Anthony Brown, whom he met through the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and they have since played together all over the country, including at Witney Music Society in November 2014.
Leo has a fondness for Musical Theatre, and has worked on everything from small fringe shows (Belle Canto’s Opera Hour, and the Crowd (wept) and Hamlet! The Musical) to large commercial productions (Jekyll & Hyde UK Tour).