Violist who is
not only a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra
but a regular on the TV documentary about them entitled The Phil. Carol’s misadventures have
featured long commutes to get back home after a concert to cook her
children porridge for breakfast, and true crime! In one episode, her viola was
with viola in tow, she performed with pianist Adrienne Black and the
Southern Sinfonia at the Corn Exchange in Newbury
on 1st February 2002.
April 2005, the Philharmonia teamed up with pianist
Emanuel Ax and soprano Angela Denoke at Royal
Festival Hall for an evening that included Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano
Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73” (“Emperor”), Richard
Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, and Richard Wagner’s “Prelude
and Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde.
Carol was one
of a handful of Philharmonia musicians to grace
the Italian Cultural Institute in London
on 24th May 2006.
The evening was hosted by actor Julian Curry and included a concert
and wine tasting.
March 2009, the Philharmonia joined forces with pianist
Mitsuko Uchida for an ambitious program that
opened with Arnold Schoenberg’s “Concerto for Piano and
Orchestra, Op. 42” and closed with Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony
No. 9 in D major”.
Simon Trpceski was the guest soloist on 30th November
2009 when the Philharmonia sandwiched Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto for Piano
and Orchestra No. 1 in B flat minor” in between Zoltan
Kodaly’s “Danses de Galanta” and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
March 2010, Riccardo Muti
directed the Philharmonia as Joshua Bell
performed Beethoven’s “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
major, Op. 61”. After the
intermission, the orchestra tackled Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 3
in E flat major, Op. 55” (“Eroica”).
The Philharmonia did a brief tour of Italy in
September 2010. On 12th
September, they appeared at Conservatorio di Milano in a program that comprised Bela Bartok’s The
Miraculous Mandarin, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, and Mussorgsky’s
“Una notte sul Monte Calvo”. The next evening they were at Torino
Auditorium, where they interpreted Jean Sibelius’s “Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22” and Igor Stravinsky’s
The Rite of Spring.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted his own “Concerto for Violin
and Orchestra” with soloist Leila Josefowicz
on 11th January 2011.
The evening was rounded out by Bela Bartok’s
“Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz
106” and Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” and “Ma
mere l’Oye (suite)”.
February 2011, Dmitrij Kitajenko
wielded the baton as soloist Sergey Khachatryan
tore through Dmiti Shostakovich’s “Concerto
for Violin No. 1, Op. 77” and the orchestra offered up their
rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “Sinfonia,
Op. 58” (“Manfred”)
which Carol appears include:
Johann Sebastian Bach’s chorale preludes, Komm, Gott, Schopfer,
heiliger Geist, BWV 631
and Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654, and
“Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552” (“St. Anne”);
Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25”; and,
Arnold Schoenberg’s “Concerto after Monn’s
Concerto in D major for Harpsichord”, “Concerto, Op. 42”,
“4 Lieder, Op. 22”, “Die Gluckliche
Hand, Op. 18”, “Kammersymphonie No.
2, Op. 38”, Pelleas und Melisande,
Op. 5, and “Variations, Op. 31”.
In the field
of music education, Carol has served as Head of Strings at Bradfield College.