Timothy Orpen is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of
Music and enjoys a career as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician.
Timothy was the overall winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Music
Competition 2005 and has performed as a soloist in the Wigmore Hall,
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, and the Royal Albert Hall.
At the Royal Academy Timothy studied with Angela Malsbury, Nicholas
Rodwell, Timothy Lines and Mark Van de Wiel. He also studied in
Karlsruhe, Germany with Wolfgang Meyer. Whilst at the Academy Timothy
was the winner of many prizes and awards, including the Geoffrey
Hawkes Clarinet prize and the Nicholas Blake woodwind prize. Timothy
was the winner of a bursary in the Shell/London Symphony Orchestra
competition and was a woodwind finalist in the BBC Young Musician
of the Year 2002. He has taken part in courses and masterclasses
with Michael Collins, Paul Meyer, Alan Hacker, Andrew Marriner and
As an orchestral musician Timothy has performed and toured with
many of the worlds leading conductors and orchestras, including
the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, BBC National
Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Timothy
is the principal clarinet and a founding member of the Aurora Orchestra.
Last year Timothy made his Wigmore Hall debut, supported by the
Musicians Benevolent Fund. He appeared at the Purcell Room to critical
acclaim as part of the Park Lane Groups New Year Series and
as an award winner of the Philharmonia Orchestras Martin Musical
Scholarship Fund. Timothy has also been selected for the Recital
Scheme of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. He has performed
at St Georges, Bristol, St. Martin in the Fields, the Norfolk and
Norwich Festival, Brighton Festival and the Edinburgh Festival.
Timothy has also performed concertos by Mozart, Weber, Copland,
Finzi, Crusell, and Arnold and broadcast as a soloist for BBC Radio
3. Next year Timothy will return to the Wigmore Hall in a recital
supported by the Park Lane Group.
was born in Poole in 1980. She studied at Wells Cathedral
School with Hilary Coates before taking up a scholarship at the
Royal Academy of Music in 1998 as a student of Christopher Elton.
Alison has won several prizes and competitions including the Audi
Junior Musician 1994, the UK section of the European Music for Youth
Prize 1996 and the Piano section of the BBC Young Musicians 1998.
In 2000 she was a prize winner at the Messiaen International Competition
in Paris and in 2003 was a semi-finalist in the Newport International
Competition for Young Pianists. She has also won a number of prizes
at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2004, Alison was selected by the
Tillett Trust for their Young Artists Platform as part of
which she gave recitals at Fairfield Halls, Croydon and the Wigmore
As both a soloist and chamber musician Alison has performed extensively
throughout the British Isles. Her concerto work has included performances
with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Dorset Chamber Orchestra,
the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Yaroslavl Symphony
Orchestra and the Wessex Youth Orchestra at venues including the
Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. Johns,
Smith Square. Her performance of Griegs Piano Concerto with
the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
was recorded by the BBC and broadcast on Radio 3.
Alison has received awards from the Michael James Trust, Dartington
International Summer School and Meridian Television and has participated
in masterclasses with Joanna MacGregor, Cristina Ortiz, Alexander
Satz, Anne Queffélec, John OConor, Piers Lane, Rolf
Hind and Imogen Cooper.
As a recitalist and chamber musician Alison has performed at the
Purcell Room, Blenheim Palace, Wigmore Hall, Chichester Festivities,
Wimborne Arts Festival, Oundle Festival and Southwark Cathedral.
Recently she has given recitals at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, the
Pump Room, Bath, Ribble Valley International Piano Week, the Wigmore
Hall, Honiton Festival , Brighton and Newbury Festivals and St.
George's, Bristol and in February 2005, Alison performed Messiaen's
'Des Canyons aux Étoiles...' with the Royal Academy of Music
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thierry Fischer. Abroad she has
performed in Paris, Moscow, the Gulf States, Dublin and Israel.
Alison graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in June 2002 with
a first class honours degree and completed her postgraduate studies
there in 2004 studying with Christopher Elton and Martin Roscoe,
gaining a distinction for her diploma.
Debussy - Premiere Rhapsody
Stravinsky - Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Schumann - Fantasy Pieces Op. 73
- I - Zart und mit Ausdruck
- II - Lebhaft, leicht
I N T E R V A L
Brahms - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in Eb Op. 120 No. 2
- I - Allegro amabile
- II - Appassionato, ma non troppo Allegro
- III - Andante con moto
Alamiro Giampieri - Il Carnivale di Venezia