If you have never heard classical saxophone, the perfect opportunity is coming your way at the latest Chester Music Society Celebrity Concert on Wednesday, March 11 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Centre.
It features one of the Countess of Munster Trust’s star young artists, Amy Green, accompanied on the piano by Christine Zerafa.
The event is the last of the current series of Chester Music Society’s Celebrity Concerts.
Amy graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2012 with first class honours and continued there for her Masters.
She was awarded the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal and in 2014 was the first saxophonist ever to win the Edward and Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize.
She was selected to play in the Rising Stars concert series at Cadogan Hall, London, for four successive years and also successfully auditioned for the London Sinfonietta Academy in 2011 and won the Melber Saxophone Competition in 2012.
She performed in the 2012 BBC Proms with the London Sinfonietta, as well as the 2011 and 2012 BBC Proms Plus series broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various concert series and festivals around the Maltese islands and overseas.
Performances have taken her to Italy, England, France, Poland, and the United States. She has been described as ‘a natural musician’ by pianist and musicologist Peter Hill and ‘a musician with a warm and very communicative personality’ and has been recipient of various awards including first prize in the national Bice Mizzi Competition, the RNCM Clifton Helliwell Memorial Prize, and the RAM Scott Huxley Accompaniment Prize.
They will play music by Marcello, Bozza, Debussy, Ravel and Britten.
Tickets at £14 are available from 07831 710558, 01244 321570, 01244 381995, the Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall Square, Chester or via the website www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk .