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Timothy Orpen and John Reid
clarinet & piano
Saturday, 23rd October 2010
Mozart ......................Violin Sonata No.26 in Bb major K.378 (arr. for Clarinet & Piano)
Widmann ...................Fantasie for Clarinet Solo
Schumann .................Fantasiestucke for Clarinet and Piano, op.73
Reinecke ...................Sonata 'Undine' Op.167 for Clarinet and Piano
Milhaud .....................Scaramouche Op.165b

Since winning the Gold Medal and overall First Prize in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition in 2005, Timothy has established himself as one of the leading clarinettists of his generation. Described by The Times as a 'blazing talent', he has performed as a soloist across Europe and at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with numerous quartets including the Allegri and Barbirolli, other musicians and singers. Timothy is also a teacher of clarinet at the Wells Cathedral School. Last year he was appointed co-principal clarinet of the London Chamber Orchestra by Christopher Warren-Green and has perfomed with many of the UK's leading orchestras, including the The Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and the London Symphony Orchestra. Timothy is the principal clarinet and founder member of the Aurora Orchestra, now in their 5th season, with whom he has performed the John Adams' Clarinet Concerto Gnarly Buttons.
John Ried studied at Clare College, Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Dussek. A regular visitor to festivals and music clubs, in recent seasons he has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room; and abroad at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has worked with contemporary music groups Radius and Ossian Ensemble, and is a principal of the Aurora Orchestra. Winner of many awards including the Kathleen Ferrier and Maggie Teyte Accompaniment Prizes.