Winter Concert 2007
- 16 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Oldham Hulme Grammar School, Chamber Road, Oldham OL8 4BX
By car: From the M60: Exit at Junction 22 and join the A62 Manchester Rd (signposted Oldham). Travel for just over a mile and turn right into Chamber Road. Proceed uphill for a further mile, cross Frederick Street (B6192) and the schools' main buildings are immediately on the right.
From the A627(M): Leave the motorway by the slip road signed Oldham at the roundabout take the second exit on to Chadderton Way A627. Remain on the A627 across the next roundabout to the following intersection and leave by the slip road. At the roundabout turn right to join the A62 Manchester Street. Travel for approximately half a mile and turn left into Frederick Street (B6192). Travel for a further half a mile and turn left into Chamber Road. The schools' main buildings are immediately on the right.
Parking is available at the school.
By bus: The school is served by the following bus routes: (pdf timetables linked)
- Adam Robinson
Raymond Lester studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Nicholas Logie. Whilst there he won many awards and competitions. As a chamber musician he has performed at many venues and festivals, including the Wigmore Hall with Nobuko Imai, Endellion Festival, Edinburgh Festival and broadcast for Radio 3 on several occasions. His orchestral career has taken him around all of Europe and as far as Japan. He has a great interest in contemporary music and most recently undertook an Arts Council sponsored tour performing the Xenakis string trio (Ikhoor) throughout the UK.
James Pattinson was born in Nottingham in 1981 and began studying the violin at twelve years old at his local comprehensive school in West Bridgford. Five years later he accepted a place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester studying with Steven Wilkie. Whilst there, he held principal positions in all the college's major ensembles, and won a number of chamber music prizes as part of the Moretti String Quartet. He continued at the college on a Master's course with Yossi Zivoni which he completed in 2004. James now lives and works as a freelance violinist in Manchester, with orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Halle, English National Ballet, and the BBC Philharmonic. In May 2007 he played with the orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera, and this summer led the orchestra of Clonter Opera based in Cheshire. He plays first violin in the Allerton String Quartet with Adam Robinson, Raymond Lester, and cellist Damion Browne. As an orchestral player and chamber musician, James has travelled as far afield as Singapore, Switzerland, and the Seychelles, where he will return in May 2008 to co-lead the orchestra in their bi-annual classical music festival. James also works as a session musician, recording for artists such as Katie Melhua and Corinne Bailey-Rae, and in October this year played for a forthcoming BBC period film called 'The Duchess', with Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes. James plays on a violin by Nicolo Gagliano c. 1760.