Sunday 15 March 4:30PM
St Paul's Church, Moor Lane, Kersal Moor, Salford, M7 3WX
Conductor - Chris Clark
Leader - Jon Henderson
Soloist - Margaret Newman
Overture in C major D591 Opus 170 ‘In the Italian Style’ - Schubert
Piano concerto no.20 in D K466 - Mozart
Symphony no.7 - Beethoven
Margaret Newman, a sixth generation pupil of Beethoven through her great teacher Joseph Weingarten, was born in
London of Czech parents. She also studied with Ilona Kabos and Maria Curcio.
She won a scholarship at the age of 18 to the Royal College of Music, but chose instead to go to Reading University where she
gained a music degree. She was awarded a Tillet trust award to study at Trinity College of Music, where she was subsequently
made a fellow.
Margaret started her career performing in international and national competitions. She made her Wigmore Hall debut in
1967. When Alfred Brendel chose her to play at his masterclass at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, he remarked she had ‘insight and control rare among younger
players’. The Times reported that she ‘played Mozart very beautifully’.
She has performed both on the South Bank and throughout Britain and abroad. She is also a very dedicated and experienced teacher, having been on the staff of Trinity College of Music for many years and giving frequent masterclasses in Greece. She continues to teach
at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
Margaret has made numerous radio broadcasts for the BBC in this country, in addition to those in Singapore, Australia and Israel. Her repertoire is extensive, with a particular focus on Mozart. She was honoured to give several two piano recitals with Joseph Weingarten, and helped set up and is on the committee of the Joseph Weingarten Memorial Trust.
Tickets can be purchased on the door for £10. Enquiries and Box Office Tel: 0161 281 6698.
Under 18s will be admitted free.
NB: The Orchestra reserves the right to change the programme and venue according to the availability of music, venue and players.