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Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th September, 2022
Scott Music Centre, Queen Anne’s School, 6 Henley Road, Caversham, Berkshire, RG4 6DX.

Keynote Speaker

Marina Frolova-Walker is Professor of Music History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where she is Director of Studies in Music. She is also currently Professor of Music at Gresham College, London. One of the world’s leading authorities on Russian music, Professor Frolova-Walker has introduced international audiences not only to new repertories, but also to new ways of thinking about established works.

Evening Concert,
On Saturday 24th September, a piano recital will be given by Anita D'Attellis. Anita has given several recitals at Queen Anne’s School, including the UK premiere of The Gift of Song by the Dutch composer, Joep Franssens. This evening’s recital will focus on Scriabin’s early piano works:

  • Sonata no.3, op.23
  • Fantasie in B minor, op.28 
  • Sonata no.2, op.19
  • Deux poèmes, op. 32
  • A selection of Etudes

Music and Colour Workshop, Ian Costabile & "Insekta"
Dr Ian Costabile is a composer and sound artist based in Liverpool. Participants at the workshop will explore Scriabin's concept of Light-Music. Using a modern day "colour-organ" (using Midi / MAX/MSP) you will have the chance to project colours while musicians play Scriabin's music. Ian's installation, Insekta, will be demonstrated. First designed for a performance of Scriabin's 10th Sonata (the "sonata of insects", these two scultupres come alive with lights.

Come along If you would like to perform either the music or the coloured lights.

Sunday 25th, 12 noon.

Organising Committee
Kenneth Smith, Anna Gawboy, Mark Richards, Pavel Shatskiy.

Queen Anne’s School
Founded in 1894, Queen Anne's is a school steeped in history and tradition and in 2019 celebrated its 125th anniversary, with a variety of exciting events. Originally part of the Grey Coat Hospital Foundation that was founded in 1689 by eight merchants in Westminster, it is today part of the United Westminster Grey Coat Foundation. The school has a thriving music department, and has a long history of collaboration with universities.

Travel information
Here is a map of the school's location.

For those reqiuring accommodation, here is a link to a list. We can recommend the following hotels, all within a short distance from the school. Please note that Caversham is ½ mile from school, Reading: 1 ½ miles from school; Play Hatch: 1 mile from school; Sonning: 2 miles from school.