Live Music at The Firs

Janine Parsons performing Piano

Here at The Firs we believe everyone should have the chance to experience music. We are lucky enough to have some talented musicians who believe this too, who are able to give up their time to share their passion with you.

 

English Songs 

Husband and Wife duo, Alan and Heather Fairs, were joint winners of the Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Festival, Days Competition. They have since performed many song recitals throughout the country. Appearing at the Three Choirs Festival, the Pump Room in Bath and Wigmore Hall in London, amongst other places.

The duo will be performing at The Firs, for your pleasure on Saturday 25th January with the recital starting at 12pm. Come along with family and friends for this free performance and experience Alan’s Baritone and Heather’s piano accompaniment for yourself. Donations are warmly welcomed and go towards the musicians and The Firs. 

Alan and Heather Fairs ready to perform English Songs
Alan and Heather Fairs ready to perform English Songs
Alan and Heather Fairs ready to perform English Songs

The Kavinksy Trio 

Rob Burton, Amalia Young and Millicent McFall, better known as the Kavinsky Trio, will be performing a varied music recital at The Firs, Elgar's Birthplace on Saturday 8th February at 1pm.

The trio formed in 2018 when they attended the Royal Academy of Music. They regularly perform a varied contemporary repertoire, exploring a variety of timbres through the combination of violin, saxophone and piano.

Individually the trio have performed at a range of venues including Buckingham Palace, the House of Lords and Robert Schumann's house in Germany. Saxophonist Rob grew up in a Cambridgeshire farming family but by the age of 19 he had won BBC Young Musician and performed at many well-known musical venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and Cheltenham Music Festival.

Classical musician Millicent started music lessons at the age of 3. She is a keen jazz pianist, winning multiple awards at Jazz festivals and is currently under a full merit scholarship at The Royal Academy of Music.

Amalia Young, began violin lessons at the age of 5, continuing her studies in Leicester and London. She is currently studying at the Royal Accademy of Music.

Come along to The Firs to see the Kavinsky Trio perform an interesting musical arrangement.

The Kavinsky Trio
The Kavinsky Trio
The Kavinsky Trio

Sweeter than Roses 

Carol Green better known as the musical director of The Hills Singers will team up with former runner up of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Tim Sidford to perform a song and piano recital at The Firs, Elgar's Birthplace on Sunday 16th February at 12noon.

Carol and Tim’s performance will include music by Purcell, Donizetti, Quilter and Seiber (The Owl and the Pussycat) as well as a Chopin or Debussy piano recital.

Tim is a professional piano and violin teacher and freelance musician based in Malvern. He has had training from the Royal College of Music and has over 15 years' experience.

Carol began her music career as a flautist before becoming a music teacher in flute, singing and piano. She is currently directing Malvern based chamber choir, The Hills Singers.

Come and enjoy this free song and piano recital with friends, family and well-behaved dogs.

Carol and Tim
Carol and Tim
Carol and Tim

Duo Karady

Come and listen to Marcel and Carol, collectively known as Duo Karady at The Firs. Together, they have performed in concert halls and music clubs, throughout the UK. Duo Karady will be performing a viola and piano recital at Elgar’s Birthplace on Saturday 29th February at 1pm for all to enjoy.

Both Carol and Marcel have a wide musical background. After receiving her musical training at the Royal Academy of Music in London, from which she holds several awards, Carol has since gone on to perform in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and toured extensively with Pfeifer String Quartet (based in Stuttgart) throughout Europe.

Marcel has studied both piano and composition and is currently on the Oxford University Piano Teaching Panel. Performing frequently at music festivals throughout the UK, Marcel more recently performed and recorded live compositions at the Hay festival in conjunction with BBC Hereford and Worcester.

Duo Karady
Marcel and Carol
Duo Karady