This concert has been kindly sponsored by Bernard Hadley, in memory of Lady Paulina Hadley.
Eliza started the trumpet at the age of 8 in her local youth brass band. She had a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School where she won the concerto competition, the Malcolm Arnold trumpet prize and gained a place in the National Children’s Orchestra. She has performed with the National Youth Orchestra during the BBC Proms and in Berlin.
Eliza is in her second year at the Royal Academy of Music where her brass trio won the Musicians’ Company brass ensemble prize.
Stan, a year younger than Eliza, started playing in the youth brass band at the age of 9. He joined his sister at Wells Cathedral School with a scholarship for tuned percussion and is now in his first year at the Royal College of Music. He was also a member of the National Children’s Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra. Since moving to London he has been involved in a variety of orchestral projects as well as percussion showcases at the RCM.
Eliza and Stan have arranged pieces for brass and percussion. This combination lends itself to a range of different musical styles and they will be playing from this repertoire as well as some well-known arrangements.
This performance will be British Sign Language interpreted by Sarah Ankers. Sarah has been a British Sign Language Interpreter since 2015 and working within the Deaf Community since 1997. She works regularly for educational establishments, media outlets and local performing arts organisations (Plymouth Theatre Royal, Phoenix centre, Exeter Police Hospital and Friends theatrical productions, an online festival and local bands) and is passionate about equal access to the arts for all abilities.