Young Musicians' Platform
Type: Concert
Date: Thursday 27 July 1995

Young Musicians Platform
Finalists of the Audi Junior Musicians Competition held at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music London 1994

Daniel Hill: Piano
Schubert: Sonata in A major Op. 120
Scriabin: Prelude for the left hand
Chopin: Scherzo in C sharp minor

Katharine Jenkinson: Cello
Bruch: Kol Nidrei Op. 47
Cassado: Requiebros

Alison Farr: Piano
Debussy: Images, Book 1

Helena Wood: (pictured) Violin
Tchaikovsky: Meditation and Melody
Suk: Burleska

Daniel Hill and Alison Farr: Piano Duet
Brahms: Two Hungarian Rhapsodies


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These young finalists have gone on to establish successful careers in classical music.

As one of the finest violinists of her generation Helena Wood is in great demand as a soloist, chamber musician, leader and director.
Helena began playing the violin at the age of three. She attended the Royal College of Music in London as a scholar from the age of 8 studying under Professor Pamela Spofforth and Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky and graduated in 2001 with a first class Honours degree. Helena later studied in New York with Professor Joey Corpus.
Making her debut as a soloist at the age of twelve with the Mendelssohn concerto, Helena has been received with great acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician. She performs chamber music regularly with musicians such as John Lill, Freddy Kempf, Finghin Collins and Nigel Kennedy and her international tours as a soloist include concerts in Israel, Romania, France and Switzerland, as well as tours of Italy and Spain. Helena has given numerous recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and the Royal Festival Hall and has performed many concertos at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Helena frequently appears as a soloist on live television and radio in the UK.
Helena is also in great demand as an orchestral leader and director. She frequently guest leads many of Europe’s leading orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Most recently she has been invited to lead the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Opera and Opera Australia. Helena is currently the Principal Violin of English National Opera.

Alison Farr is described by critics as a virtuoso pianist of innate sensitivity and poetic insight. She performs regularly throughout the British Isles. As soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls Croydon and St Georges Hall Bristol. Abroad she has performed in Moscow, Paris, the Gulf States and Israel and is a regular guest recitalist on board P&O and Cunard cruise ships

Katherine Jenkinson(Cello) was born in 1980 in Derbyshire where she began to play the cello at the age of five. Three years later she was accepted as the youngest ever pupil to be taken on by the cellist and teacher, Florence Hooton.
Katherine takes a keen interest in contemporary music, which has led her to work closely with composers such as Arvo Pärt. She is a member of the London Contemporary Music Group, and performs with ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Katherine has performed as soloist throughout Europe, in Africa and Asia. She gave her Wigmore Hall debut in 2004 and has since returned there three times. In the last few years Katherine has performed concerti by Dvorák, Saints-Saëns, Elgar, Haydn, Schumann, Shostakovich, Lalo, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Beethoven (Triple Concerto).

Parking Map for St Peter's Church, Shaldon


St Peter’s Church, Bridge Road, Shaldon, TQ14 0DB


1. Long Stay Public Carpark ½ mile from the church, reached through the village or off the A379 coast road to Torquay, postcode TQ14 0HP – 381 spaces, “pay & display” during the day but free after 6.00pm. Allow 15 minutes for the blue walking route shown.
2. Short Stay Public Carpark, opposite the church, postcode TQ14 0BP – 48 spaces, “pay & display” subject to a short stay 4 hour limit during the day but free after 6.00pm.
3. Extra parking – limited space adjoining the recreation ground reached from Ringmore Road but with easy pedestrian access to the Church along the estuary embankment. If using this area, please park “tidily” to maximise the usable space; this area is only available for parking as a special arrangement for the Festival.


Please telephone Malcolm Watson on 01626 873492 if you need help with letting someone alight at the church and/or need seating space for a wheelchair. In addition, there are a very few parking spaces close to the church which we can reserve for those with mobility difficulties on a first come, first served, basis.