King’s Lynn Music Society meet

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The next meeting of King’s Lynn Music Society is being held tomorrow at Lynn Town Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

Tim Watts will give an illustrated talk on the “Piano Music of Ivor Gurney”; doors are open at 7pm for tea/coffee, visitors are welcome £8.50 at the door, under 18s, students in full time education and those with membership affiliated to FRMS free.

While work continues on the Saturday Market Place, there is plenty of parking in Baker Lane from where one can enter via the back of the Town Hall.

Watts combines careers as composer, pianist and teacher. He lives in Ely and is an affiliated lecturer at the Faculty of Music, Cambridge, and teaching associate in music at St John’s College, Cambridge where he is also sub-director of studies. He oversees music courses and concerts for the University’s Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall and is a professor at the RCM.

From 2005-08 he was composer-in-residence at Bedford School which experience sparked a continuing commitment to writing for young musicians with recent commissions from Trinity Guildhall publications and from Uppingham School where he is Composer-in-Association.

Last year he was composer-in-residence at the King’s Lynn Festival which included the premieres of several chamber works as well as the first performance of Bridge of Sighs for cello and strings by BBC Young Musician, Laura van der Heijden. He also joined the Castalian Quartet as pianist for Faure’s First Piano Quintet.