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Sat, 28 Oct


All Saints Faringdon

Ireland and Beyond - An Ode to Nature by Emma Coulthard (flutes) and David Appleton (piano)

Ireland and Beyond….an exploration of some new and some familiar voices for flute and piano, capturing the imagination and bringing an ode to nature.

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Ireland and Beyond - An Ode to Nature by Emma Coulthard (flutes) and David Appleton (piano)
Ireland and Beyond - An Ode to Nature by Emma Coulthard (flutes) and David Appleton (piano)


28 Oct 2023, 19:30

All Saints Faringdon, Church St, Faringdon SN7 8AD, UK


Flautist Emma and pianist David Appleton will be performing a wide range of music, showing the many colours and moods of both the many different sizes flutes and the piano to full effect.

The program includes: Fergus Johnston’s Butterflies, Rhona Clarke's The Kingfisher, Copland’s evocative Duo, Raymond Deane's darkly sensuous Microforms, John Buckley’s evocative Nocturnals and  the Piazzolla Tango to dance us in to the night.

Emma Coulthard (flutes)

Emma Coulthard studied Flute and Recorder at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Doris Keogh, and Musicology at Trinity College Dublin.. Emma took a keen interest in contemporary music from early in her career, collaborating with Irish Composers including John Buckley, Martin O’Leary and Paul Hayes in the early 1990s. Emma was the soloist for Paul Hayes’s Prix Italia piece ‘Mass Production” and as a singer worked with Michael Holohan on settings of Seamus Heaney poems . In 2018, whilst living in Wales Emma returned to her work with Irish Composers, commissioning and premiering several new works from Fergus Johnston, Paul Hayes, John McLachlan, Granne Mulvey, Jenn Kirby and Anna Murray which led to performances in Tokyo, Sofia, Cardiff, Dublin and Maynooth. In 2022 she was been part of Benjamin Dwyer’s Sacrum Profanum project , which has been released on Farpoint, and the ‘Connected Skies’ project with Angela Slater funded by ACE. She has been broadcast on BBC and RTE radio and television, and has been published by Music Sales and Trinity.

David Appleton (piano)

David Appleton’s most notable body of performance experience has been with the six piano ensemble Piano Circus, with whom he was a co-director between 1994 and 2014. As well as extensive touring in Europe, South East Asia and the USA and South America with the group, notable recordings include the album Transmission (Observer CD of the week in 2001) ,Future Sound of London with Max Richter and Skin & Wire with the legendary drummer Bill Bruford (2009.) Collaborations also include Pete Townsend: The Lighthouse at Sadlers Wells, Michael Clark: Oh My Goddess, also at Sadlers Wells and touring, plus combing abseiling with pianistic endeavour with aerial theatre company Scarabeus. Work with piano duo partner Kate Ryder (1998-2008) included Three Little Scandals film and live music at The Barbican and critically acclaimed performances of Stockhausen: Mantra.

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