Welcome to the Concerts in Caversham 'On-Line Concerts' hub, from where you can enjoy some of our favourite performers from the comfort of your own home

The first concert in a series of three stunning short recitals is now available and features Emily Hultmark, principal bassoon in the Philharmonia Orchestra, this will be followed shortly by  Robert Vanryne, trumpet and cornet player extraordinaire and Susanna Fairbairn - a wonderful up and coming soprano with Adrienne Black on piano.




More about Emily....

Emily Hultmark, grew up in Berkshire and spent her 6th form at Chetham’s Music School during which time she was Principal Bassoon of the National Youth Orchestra. She went on to study in Gothenburg and Berlin as well as partaking in masterclasses throughout Europe.

In 2008 Emily became a member of Göteborgs Symfoniker for three years under their chief musical director Gustavo Dudamel. She was then invited to be Principal Bassoon with the Valencia Opera Orchestra before returning to Sweden as principal in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

In 2010 Emily was a finalist in the International Gillet Fox Competition and has been awarded many scholarships in Sweden most recently the Prince Carl Gustaf young person's scholarship.

Emily has a passion for exploring the capacity of the bassoon's place within improvisatory and electronic music. Recent performances have included ’Generationer', an experimental collaboration with her father, trumpet player and composer, Torbjörn Hultmark in Grunewaldsalen, Stockholm.

Emily's solo appearances include many concerto performances with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and with Rouvali's Tampere Philharmonic.

In 2017 Emily was appointed Principal Bassoon with the Philharmonia Orchestra and often appears with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Royal Philharmonic, The Halle Orchestra and performs also with Aurora and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She has given a number of masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, and was made Professor of Bassoon at the Royal College of Music in 2019


Our second concert features Robert Vanryne, on trumpet and cornet, accompanied by Adrienne Black.



More about Robert

Born in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the trumpeter Robert Vanryne became a finalist at the age of fifteen in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. After completing a music degree at Royal Holloway College he continued his studies on the trumpet as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music with Michael Laird.

He has both performed and recorded regularly with Europe’s leading period instrument ensembles as well as with modern orchestras throughout the United Kingdom. He is also an instrument maker, specialising in the reproduction of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century trumpets which are currently played by many of the world’s leading musicians. With the Kölner Akademie under the direction of Michael Alexander Willens he has recorded previously unrecorded pieces for early chromatic trumpet, including works composed for various types of valve-trumpet, keyed-trumpet and cornet. Recorded exclusively on historical instruments, either built or renovated in his own workshop, the recording features unusual works by Giuseppe Verdi, Leopold Kozeluch and Conradin Kreutzer.

He is also an instrument maker, specialising in the reproduction of seventeenth and eighteenth century trumpets many of which are currently in use by leading players across the world.


Our third on-line concert, is a vocal recital from soprano Susanna Fairbairn accompanied by CinC's Adrienne Black



More about Susannah

English soprano Susanna Fairbairn is a former Opera Awards Foundation bursary recipient and Park Lane Group Young Artist, winner of the Dvořák Prize at the Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards, and Handel Singing Competition finalist. At Trinity College of Music in London she won the English Song Competition, Wilfred Greenhouse Allt Prize and Paul Simm Opera Prize. She also studied voice at the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, and flute at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Operatic highlights include Agathe/Wolfsschlucht (Deutsche Oper Berlin Tischlerei); Bess Foster/Georgiana (Buxton International Opera Festival); Dido/Dido & Aeneas (Nordland Music Festival, Norway); Galatea/Acis & Galatea (Opera Theatre Company, Ireland); Countess/Le nozze di Figaro (Longborough Festival Opera); cover Donna Anna/Don Giovanni (Opera North); and Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, Belinda/Dido & Aeneas (English Touring Opera). Susanna has also performed recitals at major venues including the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and her début solo CD, ‘Songs of Geoffrey Bush and Joseph Horovitz’, is available on Naxos.

For more information, please visit www.susannafairbairn.com.


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