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Spooner Row 'spotlight' concert

PUBLISHED: 19:52 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 14:34 14 July 2010

The second of three special In the Spotlight concerts in Spooner Row Church takes place on Sunday.

This will feature two young musicians - Drew Cyster playing flute accompanied by Moon-Hwei Cheah on piano.

The second of three special In the Spotlight concerts in Spooner Row Church takes place on Sunday.

This will feature two young musicians - Drew Cyster playing flute accompanied by Moon-Hwei Cheah on piano. The concert, starting at 3.30pm, is part of this year's Wymondham Music Festival. Entry is £4 on the door, and there will be interval refreshments.

The concert promises to be a fascinating blend of old and new. The programme includes Bach's Sonata in E Major and Burton's Sonatina. There will also be pieces by Messiaen, Enescu and Fauré, including his famous Berceuse.

Spooner Row church is a beautiful building, set in the heart of the village amid leafy trees. It makes a perfect setting for a musical interlude on a summer's Sunday afternoon.

Further details from Barbara Randall on 01953 601939 or the Festival's website at www.wymfestival.org.uk

Details of this and all the many other events in the 2008 Wymondham Music Festival are contained in the free programme. Copies are now available from libraries, shops, pubs and other outlets throughout South Norfolk.

Drew Cyster, is currently studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music supported by a Robert MacFadzean Whyte Award. While an undergraduate student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, she won many prizes including the Woodwind Department soloists prize three years consecutively and was Concerto Competition finalist on two occasions. As a soloist she is a keen advocate of contemporary and rarely performed music. She has given premières and commissioned many new works by young composers and is always seeking repertoire not frequently heard on the concert platform. Drew also explores jazz, improvisation and composition alongside her classical studies.

Moon-Hwei Cheah was born in Malaysia and is a resident of Australia where she completed her Postgraduate Diploma in 2000 at the Australian National University. She was awarded the Stephanie Coleman Piano Prize in her Bachelor, and received the RNCM Overseas Entrance Award to study for her Masters degree specialising in piano accompaniment at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. She graduated with a Masters in Music in 2006. She has played in master classes and lessons with many notable pianists and teachers, including Frank Wibaut, Barry Snyder, Julius Drake, Ian Brown, Dina Parakhina and Karine Georgian.

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