The first of the four Fylde Arts August Young Artists’ Platform recitals at Lytham Assembly Rooms will be given tomorrow by Elizabeth Lawton (flute) accompanied by Russell Lomas (piano).
Elizabeth was born in Chester and began flute lessons when she was six. She went on to study at Chetham’s School of Music and while there gave a number of solo and chamber music performances. She was also the principal flute in the National Children’s Orchestra in 2003 and the National Youth Chamber Orchestra in 2004.
In 2009 she was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and has since given solo recitals and performances with her own flute ensemble. She aims to combine orchestral work, teaching and solo concerts.
Elizabeth also enjoys cooking, reading and many outdoor activities which include scuba diving, horse riding and micro light flying.
Russell Lomas is one of this country’s best known accompanists who, until his retirement in 2003, was head of accompaniment at Chetham’s School of Music.
Since them he has given many solo and piano duet concerts and has accompanied many distinguished musicians in concerts and broadcasts.
Friday’s recital includes works by Marin Marais, Griffes, Poulene, Saint-Saens and Reinecke.
The recital begins at 2pm. Admission is £7 (£5 Fylde Arts members).