Isla is an Edinburgh girl who began singing with the National Youth Choirs of Scotland. She attended the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Department for the final three years of her secondary education studying singing and classical guitar. While there, she became the Regional Winner of Rotary Young Musician of the Year for both classical guitar and singing. She also won the Oratorio Prize at the Edinburgh Music Festival and was highly commended in the Alex Elrick Memorial Competition.
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Could there be a more wonderful end to a concert enjoyed by all – performers and audience, not to mention our critic, who rewarded us with another Highly recommended show review. And we had another full house too!
A selection of the comments received so far from our audience:
For some of my friends last night was their first experience of live “serious” choral music…and all were blown away by the beautiful sounds created by choir, orchestra and piano
An amazing concert, so beautiful and moving
Richard Beauchamp playing Beethoven Choral Fantasy was just phenomenal
I greatly enjoyed last night’s sparkling concert
An amazing concert in stunning surroundings
Very professionally delivered
A MASTERCLASS of a concert. It is without doubt one of the best sounds from a choir, I’ve heard in a long time…just breathtaking
A brilliant evening – one Saturday night I won’t forget
One audience member declared “Gebet” her new favourite piece of music, closely followed by the Cherubini “Agnus Dei”. She was almost moved to tears by both of them.
And the conclusion of our reviewer?
An uplifting, moving and high quality rendition of some complex music. I’ve already put their 2017 Fringe date in my diary. So should you.
It’s Saturday 26th August 2017!
Monday 29 August 2016
Cadenza is delighted to welcome Richard Beauchamp as our Guest at the 2016 Fringe concert. He will accompany the choir for the two works by Schubert, and feature as soloist in Beethoven’s sparkling ‘Choral Fantasy’.
Richard began his long and distinguished career in New Zealand, where he studied with former Godowsky pupil Ernest Empson. Prior to continuing his studies with Kendall Taylor and Peter Wallfisch at the Royal College of Music in London, he was a soloist with the NZ Symphony Orchestra and other NZ orchestras, as well as an established recitalist. He joined the staff of St Mary’s Music School in 1977 where, until his semi retirement in 2014, he was Head of Keyboard and for many years Director of Chamber Music. Read more »
Thursday 28 July 2016
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