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Lunchtime Recital - Paul Silverthorne (viola) David Owen Norris (piano)

Charlton HouseCharlton Road, London, Greater London, SE7 8RE, United Kingdom
On Friday 16 August 2019 at 13:00
Paul SilverthorneViola
David Owen NorrisPiano

Paul Silverthorne has
combined a prolific solo career with principal positions in two of the most
prestigious ensembles in London; the London Symphony Orchestra (from 1990 to
2015) and the London
Sinfonietta since 1988.

His solo performances
regularly take him to the USA, Far East, Australia and Russia as well as
closer to home in the UK and Europe. He
has performed as a soloist with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, André Previn, Sir
Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, Oliver Knussen,
John Adams and Kent Nagano, with the LSO and other major orchestras in the UK,
USA and Europe. After a performance at
the Proms,TheTimes (London) described him as “a virtuoso in sensitivity and

After leaving the LSO
in October 2015 he spent three years as Professor of Viola at the School of Music at Soochow University in Suzhou,
China before returning to London to resume his teaching at the Royal Academy of
Music and his position in the London Sinfonietta.

David Owen
is a pianist, composer and broadcaster. He has
performed all over the world since his appointment as the first Gilmore Artist
in 1991. His compositions include a Symphony, a Piano Concerto, the oratorios Prayerbook and Turning Points,
and the multi-media tribute to the passing seasons, HengeMusic.

His Chord of the Week programmes on BBC2 television have
been a popular feature of the Proms for six years. His many radio presentations
have included the Playlist
series on Radio 4, and In Tune
and The Works on Radio 3, where he will shortly
record his 27th appearance on Building a Library comparing recordings of Elgar’s Violin Sonata.

recordings to be released in 2019 include Mozart Concertos on fortepiano for
Hyperion, the complete Chamber Music of Grace Williams for Naxos, and the
complete songs of Sir William Sterndale Bennett for EM Records. He is currently
filming Sullivan songs in the Elizabeth Gaskell House, and will shortly record
a third disc of Sullivan songs for Chandos.

Paul and David have
worked together many times over several decades, their recent CD, 'Beethoven by Arrangement', a collection of works
arranged for viola and piano and issued on theToccata Classics label was widely
praised. “with a performance of the quality here, we
can experience the dedicated and delightful musicianship that these players
bring to this wonderful music.” [International Record Review]

Further recordings are
in the planned for 2020.

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