Westlund, Shaw, Mischel team up for Kirk Summer Recital
This week’s presentation in the Kirk Summer Recitals includes some beautiful music for horns.
The recital is at 12:10 p.m. today at the Kirk of St. James, 35 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown.
Lena Westlund and Isaac Shaw are happy to be returning to the summer recital series at the Kirk of St. James. They will be presenting a recital of French music for horn and piano featuring works by Gounod, Dukas, Bozza, Berlioz and Poulenc. The pairl will be joined by Frances McBurnie on the piano and their friend, Manuel Mischel, on the trumpet.
All three completed their bachelor degrees together at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany.
Shaw, a native of Brackley Beach, P.E.I., has lived in Germany since 2010, but he is happy to be able to spend a portion of his summer holidays at home on the Island. He is currently the second horn player of the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie. In the past season he made his debut with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester in the newly opened Elb Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, Germany.
Westlund, originally from Pinneberg, Germany, now resides in Oslo Norway where she is completing her masters degree with horn legend Frøydis Ree Wekre and Prof. Julius Pranevicius. Since moving to Oslo she has played with several professional orchestras in Scandinavia including the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.
Mischel was raised in Nettelkamp, Germany. He has spent the past season in the illustrious Herbert von Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. He recently won the position of Principal Trumpet with the Hamburger Symphoniker with whom he just toured Japan.
Manuel Mischel, left, Isaac Shaw and Lena Westlund will perform at the next Kirk Summer Recital on Wednesday, July 26, 12:10 p.m.