Concert, Sunday 19th February 2023, 3pm

St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Chiswick, W4 2PJ. Sunday 19th February 2023 – 3pm. Afternoon Concert with Clarinet and Piano.

Programme to include:

  • Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsody
  • Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen, Op.22
  • Joseph Horwitz: Sonatina
    • I. Allegro calmato
    • II. Lento, quasi andante
    • III. Con brio

Tickets £10 on the door. Stay afterwards for Tea and Cake – £5. All payments by cash or card. Queries: stnicksconcerts@gmail.com.

We are extremely grateful to Charlotte Fraser for additional sponsorship for the musicians.

All Profits to the St Nicholas Church Development Fund for restoration of the outside stonework.

Isaac Prince and Ke Ma

Isaac Prince is a clarinet player currently based in London. He made his solo debut in St. David’s Hall, Cardiff performing Mozart’s Concerto For Basset Clarinet, after winning the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 2021 Concerto Competition.

In the past year, Isaac has played in masterclasses from world-leading musicians such as Yehuda Gilad, Laura Ruiz Ferreres, Matthew Hunt and others. Recent freelance engagements include Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra (including BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Mozart Players, Grange Park Opera, English Symphony Orchestra, and outreach work with Neville Holt Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Wigmore Hall Learning. He has taken part in masterclasses in the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany.

Isaac is currently furthering his studies at the Royal College of Music, London. He is the gracious recipient of scholarships from the HR Taylor Charitable Trust and Charlotte Fraser Foundation. He is also the 2022 holder of the Countess of Munster Trust Neil Black Award, the first clarinettist to receive it. Isaac is extremely grateful for their support as without it, his studies would not be possible.

Ke Ma is a pianist who made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 2017 under the auspices of the Kirckman Concert Society, she has given concerts across the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Hungary and the US. As a soloist, highlights have included appearances with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Musicians Symphony, Suffolk Symphony Orchestra and the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tamás Gál at the Palace of the Arts in Budapest.

During 2020, Ke appeared as one of the soloists at the Gold Medal competition and performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with the new low latency technique and collaborated with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Richard Farnes. Ke was the first Chinese pianist ever to perform in York Minster, where she was also invited to discuss the influence of the pandemic on musicians and was featured on the BBC television programme ‘Look North’.

Ke studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton, Michael Dussek and Andrew West, where she received her Bachelor and Master degree with distinction in 2017. Now, she is currently pursuing her Doctoral study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Joan Havill, Rolf Hind and Dr. Alexander Soares.