Royal Northern College of Music

Septentrion Duo

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Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester's internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.

Alice Roberts harp
Kathryn Mason harp

The programme will include works by Lizotte, Andres and arrangements by Alice Roberts of jazz standards by Bill Evans, Duke Ellington and Dorothy Ashby.

Kathryn Mason is in her first year of Master’s study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, studying harp with Eira Lynn Jones. As an orchestral player, she has worked with many RNCM ensembles including the Symphony and Concert Orchestras, and her work in the New Music North West Festival 2016 and the RNCM Brand New Orchestra has included a number of world premieres of contemporary works. She is also a member of a number of chamber groups, including the RNCM Harp Ensemble, the Septentrion Duo and the Marisca Trio, and has worked with several local amateur orchestras.

Alice Roberts is in her fourth and final year at the RNCM on the prestigious ‘Joint Course’, where she studies with Eira Lynn Jones. In 2018 she graduated with a first class degree from the University of Manchester and was awarded the Procter-Gregg prize in both 2016 and 2018 which is awarded annually to the student with the highest mark for performance. She has a strong interest in contemporary music and frequently works with composers from the RNCM and the University of Manchester in developing and premiering new works for harp. She performs as a soloist across the North West, and also regularly appears professionally with many orchestras, some of which have included the Hallé Youth Orchestra and the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. 

Septentrion Duo appears by kind permission of the RNCM.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £7 in advance, £10 on the door