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Exploring World Flutes
HOW TO WATCH ON APR. 19:
A multi-instrumental recital featuring new, commissioned works for different types of flutes from around the world.
Exploring World Flutes is an NWS BLUE project. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
wide, empty spaces (music for bansuri and piano)
(2021; world premiere of NWS commission)
(2021; world premiere of NWS commission)
Harry Rylance, piano
(2021; world premiere of NWS commission)
Jack Reddick hails from Surrey, U.K., and recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with a first-class honors degree. He also received the Irene Burcher Prize, a Foundation award and the Sir Reginald Thatcher prize for the highest final recital mark.
Mr. Reddick began playing the flute at age 11 after being a professional chorister, and at the age of 14, joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, playing with world-class conductors at venues such as the BBC Proms. He then attended Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, where he studied with Laura Jellicoe, before starting at the Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship under the tutelage of Kate Hill, William Bennett OBE, Karen Jones and Helen Keen. Mr. Reddick has performed for flutists Denis Bouriakov, Gareth Davies, Emily Beynon, Samuel Coles and Katherine Baker.
Mr. Reddick’s professional work includes playing in numerous professional orchestras, West End shows, touring shows, and various film, TV and radio sessions. He is also very interested in playing clarinets, saxophones and ethnic flutes from around the world. He was recently the first prize winner of the British Flute Society Young Artist competition and is a second-year Fellow at the New World Symphony.
Harp Fellow of the New World Symphony Phoebe Powell has been praised for her breadth of expression ranging from “mature and virtuosic to gorgeously musical and sweet” (Stephen Bonfield, The Calgary Herald).
Winner of the second prize in the 2018 OSM Manulife Competition in Montreal, Ms. Powell was also awarded the Aspen Summer Music Festival scholarship and the prize for the Best Performance of a Canadian Work for her rendition of Kelly-Marie Murphy's Illuminations.
Following a performance of Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols at the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver, Ms. Powell was the first harpist ever to win Calgary's C3 Concerto Competition, making her Canadian debut with the Calgary Civic Symphony. Later that year, she made her international debut in the Église de la Madeleine in Paris.
Ms. Powell has performed extensively with orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Thunder Bay Symphony, Aspen Music Festival and School, The Royal Conservatory Orchestra and NYO Canada.
Ms. Powell has been privileged to participate in summer festivals such as the Aspen Summer Music Festival, NYO Canada and Ticino Musica. She has been fortunate to study privately and in master classes in the U.S., Canada, Switzerland and Germany, with internationally acclaimed harpists Nancy Allen, Fabrice Pierre, Susann McDonald, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Anneleen Lenearts, Emmanuel Ceysson, Mariko Anraku, Heidi Krutzen and Sivan Magen.
Ms. Powell has been the recipient of the Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholarship, Aspen Summer Music Festival Fellowship, NYO Canada Award of Excellence and an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Career Development Grant.
Ms. Powell holds a bachelor of music degree and an artist diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Judy Loman.
Born in Bialystok, Poland, Marcelina Suchocka is a third-year Percussion Fellow at the New World Symphony. She has performed as an extra/substitute percussionist with the Chicago Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Utah Symphony and Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She was also an Associate Percussionist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Most recently Ms. Suchocka has spent summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. She was also a fellow at the Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra and Spoleto Festival. She has been the recipient of many awards including first prize in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition, Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and Polish National Alliance's Young Artist Award.
Ms. Suchocka has performed as soloist with the Chicago Symphony and at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the NPR's YouTube Big Break competition. She is one of the founding members of Excelsis, an all-female percussion quartet based in New York City. She has also performed as percussionist with the Mark Morris Dance Group as a fellow at Tanglewood, where she collaborated with the great dancer and choreographer, Mark Morris.
Ms. Suchocka is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She studied with Christopher Lamb, Duncan Patton, She e Wu, Kyle Zerna, Patsy Dash and Douglas Waddell. Outside of percussion, she enjoys going to art museums and going to heavy metal music concerts.
Harry Rylance is British-Korean pianist and current Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music. He has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Grand Hall of Budapest, Seoul Arts Centre, Glenn Gould Concert Hall and at international music festivals including Heidelberg, Aspen, Dartington and Petworth.
Mr. Rylance has been featured in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and From The Top, America’s leading classical music radio program. He has performed with orchestras and ensembles including the London Sinfonietta, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Liszt Academy Symphony, Boston Civic Symphony, Nash Ensemble, Royal Manson Ensemble and the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra. In 2019, at the UK Foreign Office, he gave a solo performance to an audience of international dignitaries including five former British Prime Ministers.
Mr. Rylance graduated with First Class Honors (BMus and MA) and a Diploma (DipRAM) from the Royal Academy of Music, achieving the highest mark in the 2020 postgraduate piano final recitals. He is also the Academy’s nominee for the Musician’s Company Silver Medal, a prestigious award to recognize the most distinguished students of the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. In September 2020 he was appointed as the Royal Academy Opera’s Répétiteur Fellow, as well as a Chamber Music Fellow at RAM.
While at the Academy, Mr. Rylance studied under Head of Piano, Professor Joanna MacGregor CBE. In earlier years, he was tutored by the late Zoltán Kocsis, and by Péter Nagy and Sergey Schepkin. He has also performed in master classes with Stephen Hough, Steven Osborne, Jenö Jandó, Thomas Hampson, Adrian Brendel and Nicola Benedetti.
In addition to his solo, orchestral and opera work, Mr. Rylance is also a member of Trio Mazzolini with Jack Greed (violin) and Yurie Lee (cello). The trio are current Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music and have recently performed a live broadcast on CBC Radio at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
Mr. Rylance is the recipient of numerous awards including the Christian Carpenter Recital Prize, Isaacs and Pirani Piano Trio Prize, Elena Gerhardt Accompaniment Prize, May Mukle/Douglas Cameron Prize and the Skelton MA scholarship, generously supported by the Grand Duo Charitable Trust.
Beyond his dedication to the core canon, Mr. Rylance is also passionate about new and experimental music. British composer Daniel Kidane, whose music opened the 2019 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, selected Mr. Rylance to premiere his solo piano work, Carillon at a PRS Foundation concert. He has also been selected to premiere new works in 2021 by renowned American composer, Augusta Read Thomas, and the LPO-designated composer, Keting Sun, whose piece is dedicated to him. He is also working with the film composer Garry Judd to record a collection of his solo piano works.
British conductor, composer and pianist Toby Hession comes from Peterborough, and is currently studying as a répétiteur at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he is generously supported by The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Help Musicians U.K. He studied at Clare College, University of Cambridge from 2015 to 2019, holding both a Choral Scholarship and an Instrumental Award, and graduating with a Double First in his BA degree in 2018, before completing his MPhil in Composition in 2019. Between 2010 and 2015 he attended Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, studying piano with the acclaimed Japanese virtuoso Masayuki Tayama (with whom he continues to study), and composition with the award-winning Dr. Gavin Wayte. He currently studies conducting with Dominic Wheeler.
Joshua Hickin studied oboe at Chetham’s School of Music before winning the Harvey Lohr Award to read Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Since graduating in 2019 he works primarily as a compositional assistant, editor, arranger and orchestrator, working on projects for various groups such as The Royal Opera House, Rambert Dance Company and Ballet Boys. His own music has featured in films, plays as well as concert halls. His debut film, This England (2019) by George Taylor, won the Harvest Film Festival short film competition. As a conductor he led performances of Into the Woods (2017) and The Producers (2019).
Since graduating from The Royal Academy of Music where she studied under Michael Cox, Eliza Marshall’s career has been as diverse as her musical tastes. Growing up listening to the great Russian composers, while also enjoying Paul Simon and Baka Beyond, she has carved a niche for herself as a cross-genre player, enjoying performing with orchestras, on film soundtracks, numerous albums and at her current chair at The Lyceum Theatre in London for The Lion King.
Ms. Marshall’s commercial work involves recording Principal Flute on numerous orchestral film scores and albums, on soundtracks for the likes of Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson, such as The Lord Of The Rings, Prometheus, Kung Fu Panda, The Great Gatsby, Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes, and she regularly appears as a soloist on flutes, ethnic flutes and whistles for films, video games and television at Abbey Road and Air Studios.
A great lover of travel, Ms. Marshall has toured all over Europe, North and South America with Peter Gabriel and his New Blood Orchestra and tours with sarod guru Amjad Ali Khan and Britten Sinfonia have seen her play throughout India. She has a deep love for crossing boundaries and bringing together musicians and music from all over the world – she believes strongly in the binding qualities that cross-cultural music-making has to offer. Regular trips to Africa and Scotland are an important part of Ms. Marshall’s musical passions, while also fulfilling her love for wilderness and nature.
Featuring her unique Indian bansuri playing, Ms. Marshall appeared in the 2014 world premiere of Joby Talbot’s ballet The Winter’s Tale as the onstage soloist at The Royal Opera House with The Royal Ballet. The production returned to Covent Garden in 2016 and 2018, following performances with The Queensland Symphony in 2017. It received five-star reviews from the Telegraph and all major arts and dance critics.
Ms. Marshall founded alt folk band Ranagri in 2013, since then they have recorded five highly acclaimed albums with Stockfisch and Wrasse Record Labels; performed at major folk festivals including Cambridge, Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Union Chapel; and appeared on radio stations all over the U.K. including The Terry Wogan Show in 2014. Together they have worked with top Indian gurus at The Bhavan Centre London, with tabla legend Kuljit Bhamra MBE and recorded The Great Irish Songbook with pop icon Tony Christie.