2001/02 Season's Concerts
Eighteenth Season

29 September 2001London Opera Players
24 November 2001Alexandra Wood (violin)
19 January 2002The Gonzaga Band
2 March 2002Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips

piano duo

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Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips have been playing together as a piano duo since 1995.  Their fascination for the surprisingly rich repertoire coupled with a fresh and imaginative approach, has inspired them to pursue this uniquely challenging medium.  Awards include 1st Prize at the 1997 international Schubert Competition in the Czech Republic (which led to a live radio broadcast of Mozart's Concerto for 2 pianos K.365), 2nd Prize at the 1998 Royal Over-Seas League Rio Tinto Ensemble Prize.

In recent years they have made debuts at London's Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, given a recorded recital for the BBC at the Turner Sims Concert Hall and been featured on Radio 3's 'InTune'.  Highlights of the 1999-2000 season included recitals at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, at the Newbury, Brighton and Bury St Edmunds festivals and a concerto performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 1999 they were selected to take part in the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and on 2nd January 2000 opened the Millennium's music-making at the Wigmore Hall, appearing the 'New Century, New Stars' concert.

One of the duo's more unusual projects for 2000-2001 is a collaborative production of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" with the Paul Taylor Dance Company at Sadler's Wells; a concert performance of the "Rite" and a European premiŤre of Andrew Schultz's Variations, which will feature in a Wigmore Hall recital in November.  A CD recording is planned for the new year and a series of recitals in January/February leading to a tour of Switzerland in March and a Purcell Room recital in May.  Other projects include a performance of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-SaŽns with the City of London Sinfonia at the Windsor Festival, a return visit to the Arundel Festival and a performance at the Flanders Festival, Belgium.

The duo graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with first-class Honours degrees, having studied as scholarship students with Hamish Milne, and have performed extensively as soloists and chamber musicians aside from their work together as a duo.  For the academic year 1999-2000, Simon was awarded a chamber music fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Philip was awarded the Royal Academy of Music's Meaker Fellowship, having received a Dip.RAM for his studies on the Postgraduate Performance Course.

Simon and Philip are very grateful for the generous support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Sir Henry Richardson Award, Hattori Foundation, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Award and the Royal Academy of Music.

2001/2 season