Ode to an Earworm
Tabea Debus recorder
Alex McCartney theorbo
Jonathan Rees viola da gamba
In 1668, Samuel Pepys put into words what millions of others have experienced: the power of music and its mysterious ability to continue playing inside the listener’s mind.
The programme includes music by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Freya Waley-Cohen, Corelli and Falconieri.
Tabea Debus was born in Wurzberg, Germany, and studied in Frankfurt and at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she won the Principal’s Prize, along with numerous other awards.
“Only very rarely do we get the chance to encounter musicians in full artistic control and bestowed with a technical ability that makes you sit and listen in awe.” – Early Music Review / XXIV Fantasie per il Flauto, 2018
Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) is the UK’s only charity dedicated to providing long-term support to the most extraordinary young musicians of the generation. YCAT provides bespoke professional management at the highest level for a small group of selected artists. At the most crucial stage of their careers, we prepare them for life as an international performer. Our approach to management is tailored to each young artist, relevant to their particular developmental needs.
National Promotion has been at the heart of YCAT’s work for 35 years. Not only is it a vital experience for emerging musicians, we believe our artists’ gift should be shared with all, regardless of geographical circumstances. YCAT Artists give over 470 concerts a year to every corner of the UK, from St Magnus International Music Festival in Orkney to Penzance Orchestral Society; performing to an audience of 50,000+.
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We are grateful to the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust for their support in subsidising tickets for 8 – 25 year olds at this concert, as part of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme. cavatina.net