Lytham St Annes Music Circle welcomes the return visit of young guitarist David Massey and flautist Emily Andrews for the second concert of its 67th anniversary season tonight.
This exciting duo have performed in a wide range of prestigious venues around the country, and were recently selected as Joint Winners of the Tunnell Trust Award.
David first played for the Music Circle four years ago, having achieved the rare distinction of being only the second guitarist ever to reach the Concerto Finals of the BBC Young Musician Competition.
He is a versatile and exciting musician, who is equally at home as a solo player, in ensemble and orchestral roles, musical theatre and rock music.
On graduating with first-class honours from the Royal Academy of Music, he proceeded to study for his masters degree there, as did Emily.
She is an artist for the Concordia Foundational International Ensemble 2010-2011, and in addition to her duo partnership with David, she also has a wind trio, the Renard Ensemble, which is on the Live Music Now scheme.
Emily was recently cited by the British Flute Society as “definitely one of Britain’s most promising young professionals”.
The concert features works by Schubert, Ibert, Giuliani, Villa Lobos and others, and takes place in the hall at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lytham, from 7.30pm.
Tickets are £9 for adults and free for school students, and can be obtained from Woodlands Gallery in Ansdell, Plackitt & Booth’s Book Shop in Lytham, the Violin Shop in Blackpool, and on the door.