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Eleanor Tagart (piano) with Perdy Syers-Gibson (viola)

Wed Sep 22nd 2010, 12:15 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Eleanor Tagart

Eleanor Tagart began taking piano lessons in 1991 while her family were living in Rarotonga, the main island of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. On returning to rural New Zealand to complete secondary education, Eleanor studied piano with Richard Mapp, first as a private student and later at Massey University’s Wellington campus where she completed a Bachelor of Music in 2001.

Since then Eleanor has maintained an active performing calendar and run a successful Suzuki teaching practice. She has accompanied everything from small children doing their first music exams to professional recitals, given concerts, played for functions at New Zealand Government House and has also been in demand as repetiteur for several Wellington theatre companies; this last sparking a keen interest in both musical theatre and opera.

Eleanor moved to the UK in January 2010, and in between going to West End Shows and London Art Galleries she has already given several recitals with more scheduled for the next twelve months and played a concerto with the St Bartholomew’s Orchestra; When not playing the piano, Eleanor is inspired by great paintings, beautiful gardens and by cooking interesting food. She enjoys travelling, scuba diving, sailing, amateur theatre and walking with a dog anywhere there are wide open spaces and no roads. (Visit Eleanor’s website)

Perdy Syers-Gibson

Perdy Syers-Gibson studied viola under Christopher Wellington and Richard Crabtree at Trinity College of Music in London, gaining a BMus (Hons) and Postgraduate Diploma in 2005. Since leaving Trinity Perdy has worked as a freelance viola player, playing with the Brunelleschi and Thames String Quartets and now plays with the Symposia String Quartet.

Perdy is an extra for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with the Maltese Symphony Orchestra, the New London Sinfonia and the London Concert Orchestra. She played on the soundtrack of Littlewoods advertisement and in the music accompanying a story on Radio 4. Perdy also teaches violin and viola in and around London.

Her other passion is Scottish Fiddle Music, and has competed all around Scotland winning various competitions and coming runner up in major championships. She made a CD “Fiddling with a Piano” and has played in the Edinburgh Festival twice.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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