Tune@Noon - Lorna Davis (cello) and David Knowles (piano)

October 9, 2019

Wiltshire Rural Music, 113 Gloucester Road, Trowbridge, BA14 0AE

A big part of our Music on the Move project with Wiltshire Libraries back in May, we are thrilled to have Lorna Davis back with us here in Trowbridge, this time with a roof over her head and close proximity to a cup of tea and some cake!

Lorna has been playing cello since the age of seven. As one of Wiltshire Young Musicians she played in a quartet together named The Bybrook Ensemble, and also regularly performs as The Bybrook Duo, alongside violinist Catherine Chamberlin (the duo also took part in WRM's flagship 'Music on the Move' project in May 2019). As a Liz Lawrence Award winner, Lorna embarked on her bachelor’s degree at The University of Manchester under the tuition of Kathryn Price. In 2013 she graduated from The Royal Academy of Music with a distinction in master of arts, with awards including The Harold Craxton Award for Chamber Music and The Marylebone Student Award. Lorna was then awarded the one available place for cello on the string leadership scheme with RNCM and The Halle giving her ample opportunity to perform with The Halle and where she won The Charles Halle Award. Lorna currently freelances with various professional orchestras including The Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She gave her fourth concerto performance in February performing Haydn’s Concerto in C with Salisbury Sinfonia, and was most recently seen performing solo (and alongside fellow Liz Lawrence Award winner Daniel Springate) at the Symphony the Best concert at The Pound in Corsham.

Lorna will be accompanied by pianist David Knowles. David is a professionally trained accompanist, graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. After graduating, he lived for a short time in Manchester, working for various individuals and institutions, including Northern Ballet company. After the UK, he moved to Iceland where apart from regular piano and cello teaching, performed regularly for radio and television as well as working with Iceland opera, Suzuki organization of Iceland, Reykjavik school of singing and was director of music at the Catholic cathedral. From 1996 until 2015, he was based in Hong Kong, working both as freelance accompanist and teacher, having performed in most concert venues with local and visiting artists. In 2015, he relocated to the UK, also teaching theory of music from beginners to more advanced levels. We are delighted to welcome him back to Wiltshire Rural Music, where he regularly gives his time for Tune@Noon, as well as more recently at the Symphony The Best concert in Corsham.


£5 general admission

£1 dementia friendly (carers go free)

Under 16's FREE

All tickets include a cup of tea or coffee, and some cake.

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