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Alison D'Souza (viola) with Sian Maddock (piano)

Wed Jul 3rd 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ


Brahms; viola sonata No 1 in F minor op. 120
1. Allegro Appassionato
2. Andante un poco Adagio
3. Allegretto grazioso
4. Vivace

Bowen; Phantasy for viola and piano op. 54

Artist info:-

Alison D'Souza

Alison D’Souza completed her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in 2009 and then her MA at the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 studying with Martin Outram. There and at the RCM Alison enjoyed chamber and solo masterclasses with Lawrence Power, Garfield Jackson and Hartmut Rhode and also won first prize for the Senior Strings category at Sutton Music Festival.

During her studies Alison performed in all the RCM and RAM orchestras working under Sir Simon Rattle, Essa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies with numerous performances at St John Smith’s Square, Cadogan Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as touring to China with the Amadeus Orchestra.

In 2011 Alison was selected for the Britten Pears Symphony and String Young Artist programme and enjoyed concerts working with Ed Gardner and renowned violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Alison is also an avid chamber musician winning scholarships to Charterhouse International Music Festival and the Lake District Summer Music chamber course. In 2012 Alison played with the British Heritage orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall and as co-principal with the Jersey Chamber Orchestra for the 2012 Viennese Gala Concert.

Most recently Alison took part in a promotional tour to Chennai with Anglo Indian music productions for a new Bollywood film release. She also performed with the Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia for their recent run of Cinderella ballets. This year Alison will continue to freelance as a chamber and orchestral musician across the UK and abroad.

Sian Maddock

Sian Maddock read music at Oxford University and then undertook postgraduate piano studies with Bernard Roberts and Ruth Gerald at the Royal College of Music. She went on to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she held the post of Broadwood Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment. Sian won scholarships to the Britten Pears School in Snape where she studied Brahms and Beethoven with Stephen Kovacevich and Schubert Lieder with Martin Isepp. Sian enjoys accompanying singers and instrumentalists, she has taught music in the classroom up to A Level and currently teaches piano privately to students of all ages. Sian is married with three children and lives in Islington.

Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church

St. Sepulchre, The Musicans Church

Photographs of St Sepulchre at the Flickr website


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holborn), is an Anglican church in the City of London. It is located on Holborn Viaduct, almost opposite the Old Bailey. In medieval times it stood just outside ("without") the now-demolished old city wall, near the Newgate. It has been a living of St John's College, Oxford, since 1622.

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