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A European Tour FREE

A European Tour

The programme is devoted to music from Europe, including Spohr’s Songs for Soprano and Clarinet, and works by Debussy, Rachmaninov, Dowland and Head.

Jonathan Caudle (Clarinet) is a GP in Newcastle. He studied medicine at Leicester University during which time he also pursued musical studies with Murray Khouri from the Guildhall School of Music. He plays regularly with the New Tyneside Orchestra and the European Doctors Orchestra, having performed with them in various European cities, including Berlin, Ljubljana, Oslo and Verona. He has also experienced medical adventures in Nepal, Australia and South Africa.

David Murray (Piano) has been recognised as one of the North East’s most acclaimed pianists, and is in constant demand as a soloist, accompanist and chamber music partner.

He has been a regular accompanist for David Haslam, Sir Thomas Allen, Ian Partridge, Bradley Creswick, and Alison Pearce, with whom he has appeared in recitals all over the world. Also well known as a choral trainer and conductor, David is permanent conductor of Bishopwearmouth Choral Society and Hexham Abbey Festival Chorus.

David teaches privately and is Head of Keyboard Studies at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, a post which he has held since 2001.

Nicola Sugden (Soprano) studies with Geraldine Cassidy in Leeds, and is a regular pupil at the Oxenfoord International Summer School led by Malcolm Martineau. Nicola had singing lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in her twenties, subsequently focussing only on her public sector career. A few years ago she reconnected with singing and began to study and perform again. Nicola is a member of the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia.

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