A Rare Opportunity – The Royal Academy of Music Comes to Lymm …..
We are delighted to present, as part of Lymm Festival, the talented young stars, Jacob Phillips (Baritone) and Jâms Coleman (Pianist) of the Royal Academy of Music for an evening recital of song.
Jâms is a versatile musician and has won many prizes as a soloist as well as being a sought after accompanist.
A night not to be missed!
Included will be performances of songs by Purcell, Schubert and Ralph Vaughan Williams as well as many other composers. This varied programme brings together many well-known repertoire favourites in what promises to be a wonderful evening.
Jacob Phillips was born in London and raised in Cheshire where he was a student at Knutsford High School. He joined the JRNCM at the age of fifteen where he studied singing with Thomas Schulze.
Jacob was awarded an entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where he now studies under the guidance of Professor Mark Wildman and Matthew Fletcher. He was the recipient of the Rutson Memorial Prize after his first year at The Academy and continues to study with the generous support of the Philip Hattey Scholarship. Jacob is the 2016 winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary Award.
Recent performances as a soloist on the concert platform include Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem in Winchester and Handel’s Messiah across the North of England. Jacob also performs chorally in many of the RAM’s Kohn Bach cantata series where he has worked with Iain Ledingham, Margaret Faultless and Rachel Podger.
On the operatic stage Jacob recently sang in the RAO performance of Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers. During July he will be singing opera scenes as part of a summer course in the Italian province of La Spezia under the direction of Iain Ledingham.
Jâms Coleman – Born in Anglesey, North Wales, Jâms Coleman read Music at Girton College, Cambridge where he was also a choral scholar. He went on to complete a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is now a Fellow.
Highlights of this season include an evening song recital at Wigmore Hall with baritone Nicholas Mogg (awarded by the Musicians’ Company), a filmed recital with tenor Robert Murray in Prague, a First-World-War recital with Andrew Kennedy, a recital of chamber music by Colin Matthews for the BBC Proms (live on Radio 3), solo recitals in France and recitals for the Park Lane Group.
Looking further ahead, Jâms looks forward to working again for Samling Academy in October and to performing the three great Schubert cycles at the Two Moors Festival in October.
Jâms has performed with singers including James Gilchrist, Nicholas Mulroy and Sir John Tomlinson and has appeared frequently as a concerto soloist, performing repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart. He also has experience working as a musical director and repetiteur, and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Eugene Onegin across Wales.
He is grateful for the generous support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the Elizabeth Evans Trust, the John Fussell Award and the Arts Council of Wales.
Initial 45 minute performance, then an interval for refreshments, followed by a 35 minute performance plus encore.
Please note that parking will not be available in the top car park at Lymm High School outside the Leisure Centre.