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Dreams and Reflections


22 December 2022

1.00pm

Free to attend

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St Paul’s Church welcomes Callum Mclachlan (Piano) and Dorotea Senica (Flute) for a programme of classical work. 

The programme reflects a combination of timeless works of beauty, with lesser known, passionately exuberant works for the flute. 

Programme

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918) Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune for flute and piano

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) Introduction and Variations on 'Trockne Blumen', D. 802

Andre Jolivet (1905 - 1974) Chant de Linos

Charles Marie Widor - Suite for Flute and Piano op 34

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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.

Biographies

Callum Mclachan

Piano

              A finalist of The 18th International Robert Schumann Competition Zwickau and Semi-Finalist of the XX Santander International Piano Competition, Callum Mclachlan, 23, has been described as ‘A born Schumann player’ with a ‘magical sense of colour and extraordinary technical prowess’ (July 2019, London recital). Born into a family of musicians, he first started piano lessons with his father at the age of 7, and entered Chetham’s School of Music at age 11, where he studied with Russian pianist and pedagogue Dina Parakhina. He was awarded the highest diploma from Trinity College – the FTCL, in his final year. He studied under Professor Claudius Tanski for Bachelors at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

              He is now studying for Masters with Professor Claudio Martinez Mehner in Cologne Hochschule fur Musik and Prof. Jacques Rouvier in the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Most recently, he was selected as one of 20 participants for the XX International Santander Paloma O’ Shea Competition 2022.

              He has performed at many of the most important concert venues throughout the UK, Europe, and USA, including Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Wien Konzerthaus, Pereda Hall Santander, London’s Steinway Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater and Stoller Hall. Recently he performed with the renowned ensemble Casals Quartet. He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, works of Benjamin Britten in Steinway Hall London, Liszt’s 2nd Piano Concerto with Paul Mann and CSO at RNCM Concert Hall, which he recently repeated at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton in March 2020 and Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin at The Bridgewater Hall. He receives repeat re-engagements at these leading venues and festivals across the UK. In 2019, he made his New York recital debut, performing works of Beethoven, Brahms and Percy Grainger, a recital programme he performed at the newly opened Stoller Hall in Manchester, to critical acclaim. He was recently personally invited by Pascal Nemirowski to perform in the Young Artist Series in the RBC Birmingham Piano Festival. He has played in numerous masterclasses with Stephen Kovacevich, Christopher Elton, Grigory Gruzmann, Markus Groh, Dmitri Alexeev, Andrei Gavrilov, Stephen Hough, and Boris Berman. He made a recording of Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata at the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg, in collaboration with G. Henle Verlag for Beethoven 250. Recent highlights of the past season include performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra, numerous solo recitals in London, Vienna and Manchester, and Mozart’s ‘Jeunehomme’ Concerto arranged for Piano and String Quartet with students from the Royal College of Music in London.

              He has won 1st prizes in the Welsh International Piano Competition, The Scottish International Piano Competition, the RNCM Chopin Competition as well semi finalist of the Ferrol International Piano Competition 2022. He is a prize-winner of the Musical Odyssey Talent Unlimited Prize, and a Talent Unlimited Artist. He is also a Hattori Foundation Senior Finalist, who generously support his musical and artistic endeavours.

Dorotea Senica

Flute

Dorotea Senica (b. 1997) started playing the flute at the Maribor Conservatory with professor Valerija Kamplet, with whom she also graduated. At the age of 15, she passed the entrance exam for full-time flute concert studies in Michael Martin Kofler's class at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where she first attended bachelor studies in parallel with the Art gymnasium Maribor. In June 2018, she graduated with honors, and in June 2021, she obtained her master's degree from the same professor. In the winter semester of 2020, she was in Paris on an Erasmus+ study exchange at the CNSMDP (Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris) in Philippe Bernold's class. She is currently teaching flute at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet.

Already at a young age, she competed a lot and won many first prizes in national and international competitions. She won the TEMSIG national competition in 2010, 2013 and 2016, as the youngest participant in the highest category. In international competitions, she won, among others, the: International Competition of Young Musicians "Petar Konjović" in Belgrade, in 2011 at the International Competition Citta di Padova, at the International Woodwind & Brass Competition Varaždin in 2015 and in 2019 at the Dutch International Flute Competition, in the category Master Students.

For her outstanding achievements, at the end of the junior music school, she received the highest award from the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet "Dr. Roman Klasinc" (2010).

She was a finalist of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, Slovenia (2016), a finalist and recipient of the award for the best performance of the composition Sequenza, composed by L. Berio, at the “Severino Gazzelloni” International Competition, Pescara (2018), a semi-finalist at the Guangzhou International Flute Competition, China (2018) and semi-finalist at the Cluj International Music Competition, Romania (2019). In 2017 and 2021, she ranked at the Kobe international flute competition in Japan, and this year she qualified for the ARD International Music Competition, Germany.

She gained orchestral experience on several projects of the Symphony Orchestra of the Mozarteum University, with the Munich Philharmonic and with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist, she performed with the string orchestra of the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the SNG Maribor Orchestra, and the Hungarian Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra.

Dorotea is a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, a scholarship holder of the Soroptimist Maribor and a protégé of Gallus. For the year 2016/17, based on her achievements, she was chosen as the "Mladi up" of Zavarovalnica Triglav.

She improved her knowledge several times at summer schools with M. Zupan, M. Lipovšek and L. Hawlina Prešiček, K. Šantl Zupan, M. M. Kofler, M. Belič, E. Klambauer, P. Bernold, C. Jans, J.-C. Gérard, G. McLearnon, O. Ivusheikova and at seminars with J. Galway, K.-H. Schütz, A. Lieberknecht, J. Beaudiment, J. Hurel, P. Taballione, B. Evcil, J. Balint, G. Blasco, A. Kacjan, M. Bajt, A. Ferreira, S. Jacot and L. Schneider.

Dreams and Reflections

22 December 2022

1.00pm

Free to attend

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