Monzani Trio will be society guests
New partnership lined up to play at Lockerbie
The Monzani Trio will perform Lockerbie and District Music Society’s second concert of the season.
Flautist Lee Holland, violinist Rachel Spencer and Feargus Egan on cello are an exciting new partnership who are all successful performers in their own right.
They met while studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Lee studied flute and piccolo at the Purcell School of Music, in Hertfordshire, and thereafter at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with both a Bachelor of Music (Hons) and a Masters of Music with Distinction.
During her studies she won numerous competitions and scholarships, including the prestigious Musicians Benevolent Award for study at Masters level.
She currently performs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and has recently made a number of radio broadcasts and performed for a pre-prom concert recorded by the BBC.
She also works with the National Youth Choir of Scotland and the RSNO Junior Chorus.
Rachel enjoys a wide-ranging freelance career as a soloist and chamber musician. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and subsequently at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In addition to winning major prizes and scholarships during her studies, in 2011 she was selected as a young artist in residence at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
As a chamber musician, she has appeared at festivals across Europe and on broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio London. As an orchestral player, she performs regularly with the Philharmonia, Scottish Chamber and Royal Scottish National Orchestras.
Feargus graduated with a BMus from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with first-class honours and the following year graduated from the Royal College of Music with a postgraduate diploma with distinction.
A dedicated chamber musician, he has performed at festivals in Cougain, France, and Zeist in the Netherlands and currently pursues a freelance career performing regularly with orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
In 2010 he performed with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera on their apprenticeship scheme. He has travelled widely in Europe and has recently returned to the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland as guest mentor and associate cello tutor.
The trio’s programme at the Queen’s Hotel at Lockerbie on Tuesday, November 14, will include the music of Haydn, Elgar, Bartok and and McGuire. The concert starts at 7.30pm.
The musicians will hold workshops with pupils at Annan Academy earlier in the day.
Tickets for the concert can be bought at the door, with reduced rates for students and free entry for schoolchildren. Everyone is welcome. All the society’s concerts are subsidised with funds provided by Creative Scotland.