Molly Oldland & Jennifer Carter – Cello & Piano Recital
July 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| £12
Sonata in E minor op. 38 – Johannes Brahms 1833 1897
I Allegro non troppo
II Allegretto quasi Menuetto – Trio
Sonata in G BWV 1027 – Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 1750
Allegro ma non tanto
Symphony No.13 – Adagio Cantabile – Franz Joseph Haydn 1732 1809
Romanzen for cello and piano, op. 94 – Robert Schumann 1810 1856
Einfach-innig – Etwas lebhafter
Fantasiestücke op.73 – Robert Schumann 1810 1856
Zart und mit Ausdruck
Rasch und mit Feuer
Admission by programme £12 at the door
“FOM Members £10“ – Children Free.
Jennifer Carter was born in Bristol in 1985, and won major scholarships for every stage of her studies, also appearing on BBC Wales aged 16 playing in a masterclass with Richard MacMahon.
Jennifer has enjoyed playing in the Edinburgh Festival, LSO St Luke’s, the Bristol Colston Hall, the Barbican Centre, St James Piccadilly, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Albert Hall and Kings Place and has also toured Norway, France and Germany with her piano trios. Jennifer won the Queen Mary II accompanists prize at the Guildhall, and works for Guildhall, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.
Molly Oldland (nee Parsons-Gurr) began her cello studies in Kent with Anne Smith at the age of thirteen, then completed her undergraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with David Kenedy and Naomi Butterworth, then took a place at the Royal College of Music gaining a Master of Performance degree, studying with Alexander Boyarsky and Amanda Truelove. Molly has performed in solo master classes held by Natalie Clein, Rivka Golani, Timothy Gill and Nicolas Jones, and taken part in chamber muisc master classes with the Endellion, Wihan, Danish, Carducci, Chilingirian quartets among others. Molly’s performances are varied and have incorporated concerto performances, of which the first was in Canterbury at the age of eighteen, performing the Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto, which she performed again in 2018 with the Hitchin Chamber Orchestra. In September 2021 Molly performed Elgar’s Cello Concerto and in July 2022 she performed the Lalo Cello Concerto with the Dulwich Symphony Orchestra. Molly has been involved in the JAM On The Marsh Festival, performing Messiaen’s ‘Quartet For The End Of Time’, the Poulenc sonata for cello and piano with pianist and husband Adrian Oldland, and also the London premier of ‘Voices of Vimy’ for choir and solo cello with The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge at St Brides Church. There have been many diverse recitals, including an event held by Boris Johnson, an event at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, performing in the First International Festival of Music at Chateau des Jalesnes in France, being an on stage cellist during a performance of Dracula, playing in the Women of the World festival orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and in orchestral tour of North China.
Molly performs predominantly as a recitalist with pianist Jennifer Carter in venues all around the country, but also as principal cellist with many freelance orchestras around the country. Alongside her performing career Molly teaches cello and piano privately at home, St Christopher School in Letchworth and with the Hertfordshire Music Service as an instrumental teacher and orchestral coach.During her time at the Royal College of Music, Molly was the recipient of the Henry Wood Award (2012&2013), and has been funded by the Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund (2012&2013), The Lynn Foundation (2012&2013), The Kent and Medway Young Musicians Trust (2013), The Folkestone Decorative and Fine Arts Society (2012), The Albert Cooper Music Charitable Trust (2012), The Seary Trust (2012&2014) and a number of private sponsors.