J O S E P H S H I N E R, C l a r i n e t, and
E D W A R D L I D D A L L, P i a n o.
Clarinettist JOSEPH SHINER is active in concert around the United Kingdom and internationally s a soloist, having appeared at venues and festivals including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St martin in the Fields, with regular appearances at the Ryedale, Southwell, Aberystwyth and St Magnus Festivals. To date he is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, the Worshipful Company of Musician’s Prince’s Prize and the Royal Academy of Music’s Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize. A selected artist for Making Music and the City Music Foundation, he is currently Artist-in-Residence at Lancing College, and was featured as BBC Music Magazine's 'Rising Star' in August 2016.
Joseph made his London solo debut with the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra at St. John’s Smith Square in 2011, and was a public finalist for the Young Classical Artists Trust in 2015. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with the Endellion and Alauda quartets, as well as pianists Somi Kim and Ashley Fripp, and is aa founding member of the wind chamber group ‘Magnard Ensemble’, which held a Chamber Music fellowship and the inaugural Open Academy/Wigmore Hall ensemble fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for the 2014-15 season, and are currently selected artists for the Tillett Trust. As an orchestral musician, Joseph has performed with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Joseph is passionate about the commissioning of new music, always endeavouring to incorporate new or hitherto unfamiliar repertoire into his programmes. In 2012 he accepted a Contemporary Ensemble fellowship at the Atlantic Music Festival, Maine, USA; during the four weeks of his residency Joseph premiered thirty-eight works by students, fellows and faculty members. Currently his repertoire extends through an expanding number of commissions from composers such as Misha Mullov-Abbado, Kate Whitley, Ian Morgan-Williams and Freya Waley-Cohen.
Joseph’s initial study took place at Wells Cathedral School under the tutelage of Kevin Murphy and Timothy Orpen, during which time he was principal clarinet of the National Youth Orchestra as well as a BBC Young Musician Wind Category finalist. He subsequently read Music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, graduating with First Class honours and several awards and prizes, before moving on to one year of postgraduate study with Angela Malsbury, Mark van de Wiel and Chi-Yu Mo at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he graduated with the DipRAM. Subsequently he has undertaken private study with Patrick Messina and Christopher Richards.
Edward Liddall is a young British pianist, in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist. He has performed at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe both as a solo pianist, and as a chamber musician, including at The Barbican; The Wigmore Hall; The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; and New Philharmonic Hall, Bratislava.
He was a 2017 YCAT Finalist at The Wigmore Hall as a collaborative pianist, he won the accompaniment prize at the 2015 Maureen Lehane awards, and was a finalist in the 2015 Royal Overseas League Competition as a solo pianist. Recent highlights include a playing and acting role in Iain Burnside’s play Why Does The Queen Die? at the Oxford Lieder Festival and in London, a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise as part of Graham Johnson’s Song Guild, touring with Où donc est tombée ma jeunesse? in France. Several radio broadcasts (on BBC Radio 3 and Dutch National Radio). He has a keen interest in new music, and has recorded several works from the ABRSM volume, Spectrum for Piano Duet, with Thalia Myers. Forthcoming plans include performances across the UK, as well as concerts in Germany, Italy, Holland, and Israel.
Edward has had the opportunity to take part in masterclasses with artists such as Susan Tomes, Ferenc Rados, Ralf Gothoni, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Ann Murray and Emanuel Krasovsky, and in 2016 he attended IMS Prussia Cove, where, together with 'cellist Leander Kippenberg, he took lessons with Thomas Ades.
He has completed a Junior Fellowship at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Caroline Palmer, having previously completed a Masters degree (with distinction) there. Prior to this, he studied with Thalia Myers both at the Royal College of Music, Junior Department, and as an undergraduate at King’s College, Cambridge. He is grateful to The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers for supporting his studies at Guildhall; and to The Solti Foundation for providing a bursary to attend IMS Prussia Cove.