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The Divine Spark of Bach


4 April 2022

1pm

Free

lunchtime

Book Tickets

Jack Tyndale-Biscoe - Piano

Alexander Woods - Violin

Aubrey Smith Woods - Violin

Set List:

- Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria   

- J.S Bach: Violin Sonata No.4 in C minor, BWV 1017.     

- MeloDictum's Interactive Music Experience : "The Spark of Bach"

- César Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue.

- Dmitri Shostakovich: Five pieces for two violins and piano.

1. Prelude (from the music to the film The Gadfly Suite Op.97)

2. Gavotte (incidental music to the play The Human Comedy)

3. Elegy (incidental music to the play The Human Comedy)

4. Waltz (from the animated cartoon The Tale of the Priest...)

5. Polka  (From the 1st Ballet Suite The Limpid Stream)

Special Encore *Romanze (from the Gadfly Suite Op.97a)

Please note there are no public toilets on site, the closet are located just outside the church on the Piazza. Please note there is no set seating or this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.

- We ask that you wear a mask whilst in the building. 

- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations.

Performer Biographies

Jack Tyndale-Biscoe

Piano

Jack Tyndale-Biscoe's unorthodox musical background spans three continents, two instruments and encompasses performances from Bach to Britten.

As a result of the pandemic, Jack Tyndale-Biscoe launched the innovative LondonMusicMoments series, which explores the rich and diverse musical heritage found in the city of London through music and speech. It is this idea, the power that music and words have to portray profound artistic experiences, which led Jack to create the company MELODICTUM. Jack Tyndale-Biscoe serves as Artistic Director of MELODICTUM in its initial stages.

He has performed on numerous occasions in concert venues and halls across Europe, the United States and Australia with recent live performances and prizes including: 1st prize at the Croydon Performing Arts Competition, a top prize at the Kings Peak International Music Competition, St. Saviour's Pimlico (Westminster), St Mary Abbots's (Kensington), the Royal College of Music's Amaryllis Flemming Concert hall, West Parry Room, and featured live performances of Albéniz's Iberia Book One on WUSF Radio 89.7 FM, Classical Radio.

In 2021, Jack Tyndale-Biscoe became a Talented Unlimited UK Artist. He is grateful for the support of Canan Maxton and Talent Unlimited UK in their promotion of London-based artists. During the 2021-2022 season, Jack will be presenting/performing a unique program at concert venues across London and Europe, and recording his debut album entitled: "The Divine Spark of Bach." Upcoming engagements include: Westminster Music Library, Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Leipzig, Germany), the Brunel Museum (DEBUT Classical), Croydon Fairfields Hall (Gala Concert), St. James Paddington, Pau Casals Museum (Barcelona), Southwark Cathedral, St. Dunstan in the West and St. Bride's in London.

His studies include Diplomas and Degrees from the Australian International Conservatorium of Music, Brigham Young University-Idaho, and the Royal College of Music. After commencing as an autodidact, Jack T-B owes much to an intense musical instruction received over the last decade with Dr. Stephen Thomas and Dina Parakhina, which has also included prizewinners of the Van Cliburn, Gina Bachauer, the Leeds, William Kapell, Cleveland International and Paloma O’Shea Santander competitions. 

With great passion for the art of piano teaching, both Jack T-B and his wife, pianist and pedagogue Marta Brossa Ordóñez were appointed Associate Professors of Music at Brigham Young University-Idaho (USA), before moving back to Europe. They both believe in teaching and making music with a message.

Alexander Woods

Violin

Alexander Woods is a “showstopping” (The New York Times) violinist, baroque violinist, and violist, known for his “deft, sensitive” (The New York Times) playing and his “beautiful tone” (Early Music America Magazine)

He has performed with groups such as New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI), the Helicon Foundation, the Sebastians, the Talea Ensemble, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (New York), and the Utah Symphony. A dual Canadian/American citizen, Alex’s international career has led him to perform at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Festival Pablo Casals, Darmstadt Institute, Festival Wien Modern, and many others. A prolific and critically acclaimed recording artist, Alex’s work may be heard on the MSR Classics, Acis, Tzadik, Bridge, and Tantara record labels. His performances and recordings have been featured on stations such as BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom) and WQXR (New York). 

He frequently collaborates with his wife, Ballet West Orchestra concertmaster Aubrey Woods as the Woods duo, and with his father, Rex Woods, Professor of Piano Emeritus at the University of Arizona. 

Alex is a member of the faculty at Brigham Young University, a member of the faculty ensemble the Deseret String Quartet, as well as the founder and director of the BYU Baroque Ensemble, an early music chamber orchestra performing on original instruments created by the Violin Making School of America. Alex studied at Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Arizona. 

When he is not performing or teaching, Alex loves being at home with his wife, Aubrey, and their four boys.

Aubrey Smith Woods

Violin

Aubrey Smith Woods rise as a professional violinist vividly demonstrates the versatility that is the sine qua non for twenty-first century musicians. Her artistic leadership and excellence as concertmaster for Ballet West are consistently on display at the Capitol, Rose Wagner, and Eccles theatres in Salt Lake City. 

She frequently performs with the Utah Symphony Orchestra. She appeared for several years with the Orchestra at Temple Square in weekly worldwide broadcasts and on recordings with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and notable soloists, including Bryn Terfel and Renee Fleming. Aubrey is equally in demand as studio recording artist for movies, television, and in backing tracks for many popular artists.

Her performances as a chamber musician include appearances with NOVA, Intermezzo, the Park City Chamber Music Series and, on the Baroque violin, with New York Baroque Incorporated, the Sebastians, and Musica Angelica. She may often be heard in company with her husband, Alexander Woods, as the Woodmusick Duo. Aubrey holds the Master of Music degree from Brigham Young University where she teaches as an adjunct faculty member. On this recording, she plays a violin made by Enrico Marchetti (1884).

The Divine Spark of Bach

4 April 2022

1pm

Free

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