Sweet Music and Summer Drinks
Llanvapley Church held a short series of concerts in the summer which were great fun and well supported.
Richard Pinel is the assistant organist of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
TNT readers who came to hear Richard Pinel give an organ recital at Llanfapley last summer, and marvelled at his magical playing, will be delighted to learn he has recently won first prize in the most prestigious Breda International Organ Competition in The Netherlands. From a very high standard of organists from all over the world he not only came first but also won a subsidiary prize for best Toccata performance. Just fancy! We heard it first!
Felicity Orme began playing the harp at the age of thirteen and was accepted into Chetham’s School of Music just a year later. She is very much in demand as a harpist and is currently the Harpist in Residence at the Landmark and Connaught hotels and regularly plays at the Ritz hotel. Last year Felicity played at the Brit Awards and this year she can be seen playing in the film Brighton Rock. Felicity took part in an ensemble of 60 harps at the Royal Opera House for Prince Charles’s 60th Birthday and she has recently performed at the Supreme Court, the House of Lords and Banqueting House.
Stephen Meakins is one of the UK’s busiest young accompanists, a keen collaborator and is in great demand as a chamber musician. He has performed in major concert venues as both soloist and accompanist. Recent venues have included St Martin’s in the Fields, St George’s Bristol, Dartington Hall and Wigmore Hall. Stephen accompanies for the New Virtuosi Mastercourse, Bute House School for Girls, Royal College of Music Junior Department, Northampton Bach Choir and Dorking Choral Society.