Jessica Burroughs – cello
ANNABELLE LAWSON – PIANO
- Beethoven Cello Sonata no.4, op.102 no.1
- Schumann Fantasiestucke, op.12
- Fauré Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor, op.117
Doors open: 6.30pm
Concert: 7.00-8.00pm. Followed by refreshments.
Tickets: Suggested donation of £7 on the door (cash only)
Venue: St Andrew’s URC, Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RQ
Jessica Burroughs Biography
Described by critics as ‘Spellbinding’ and ‘Deeply expressive’, Jessica Burroughs is equally at home as an orchestral leader, soloist and chamber musician. Currently she holds the Section Leader Cello position with the Orchestra of Opera North and is in regular demand as a guest principal working with orchestras such as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Swedish Opera, BBC Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom she has performed as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall, London and as solo cellist on Orchid Classics CD recording of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with conductor, Barry Wordsworth.
Jessica recently performed Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with the Orchestra of Opera North and has performed concertos and recitals around the UK in such venues as St. John’s Smith Square, Warwick Arts Centre, Huddersfield Town Hall and Ripon Cathedral. She is a member of Moricosta String Trio who regularly collaborate with pianist, Martin Roscoe and was founder member of Liquid Architecture (octet) and the Swan Duo (cello and harp) who toured extensively around the UK with thanks to Countess of Munster recital scheme, Tunnell Trust and Making Music Concert Promoters Group.
Jessica has recorded works by Arnold Cooke and Lennox Berkeley for Meridian Records and chamber works by Cilia Petridou for Divine Arts label. Festival performances have taken her all over the world from Texas Music Festival, USA to Paxos Festival, Greece and at home with the Three Choirs Festival, Lake District Summer Music Festival and Aberystwyth Arts Festival. This Autumn has already included performances in Dublin and at Lucerne Festival with CBSO and solo and chamber performances of the works of Christina Athinodorou in Paphos, Cyprus as part of the European Capital of Culture 2017 celebrations.
Karine Georgian, Dr Ioan Davies and Mary Cawood have been Jessica’s primary professors and she was able to complete her studies at Wells Cathedral School and as an ABRSM Home Scholar at the Royal Northern College of Music thanks to generous support from Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Craxton Memorial Fund, PO/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Haworth Trust. She has also participated in numerous public masterclasses, most notably with Lluis Claret at the RNCM Cello Festival, Bernard Greenhouse at Kronberg Akademie, Ralph Kirshbaum, Alexander Baillie and Joan Dickson.
Jessica is extremely grateful to Miss Knapton, Mrs Cavill and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust for enabling her to purchase a Sartory bow. Her cello is unnamed but thought to be by the English maker, Joseph Hill.