West London Buddhist Centre


Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event, Sangha Events

  • Sat Jan 25th 2020
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £15 Full waged / £12 Part waged / £8 Unwaged Our arts events can sell out - advance booking highly recommended.


Catriona Lockhart – Oboe

Daniel Stroud – Violin

Connie Pharoah – Viola

Hugh MacKay – Cello

Discover the new stars of tomorrow! This is a special opportunity to hear a recital given by the next generation of leading classical musicians at the start of their careers. The newly formed Ebenos Ensemble features 6 highly talented young musicians who are still at music college but are already performing widely (and broadcasting on Radio 3) as soloists and chamber musicians and in professional orchestras. They will come together in different musical combinations to perform an exciting programme including works by Britten, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Piazzolla and Clara Schumann.


BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet op.2

CLARA SCHUMANN 3 Romances (arr.viola, piano)

BEETHOVEN Romance in F for violin and piano

Londonderry Air (trad. arr.violin and piano)


FINZI Interlude (arr.oboe, piano)

BRIDGE Melodie for cello and piano

PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet Suite (arr. viola, piano)

1.Introduction, 2.Young Juliet, 3.Mercutio, 4.Carnival

PIAZZOLLA ‘Oblivion’ (arr. oboe quartet)

Musician biographies:


Catriona started learning the oboe with Jo Lively and subsequently with JamesTurnbull at the Royal College of Music junior department. While there she performed in chamber concerts at the Wigmore Hall, the RAH Elgar Room and was soloist in Haydn’s oboe concerto at Marylebone Church.

As a member of the National Youth Orchestra she performed at the Proms and concert halls around the country and is now studying full time on a scholarship to the Guildhall School of music and Drama with Gordon Hunt and Alison Teale.


Daniel is currently in his third year at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Michael Foyle. In 2017 he received the prestigious Dewar Arts Award to help fund his studies in London. Last year he gained the position of Leader with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and performed concerts around Scotland which were broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Daniel was recently a finalist in the Edinburgh Concerto Competition playing Barber’s Violin Concerto.


Connie is a third year scholar at the Royal College of Music studying with Andriy Viytovich and Bryony Gibson -Cornish. She has been principal violist in most of the College orchestras and recently won the R.C.M viola prize.

Last year she attended the IMS masterclasses and was invited back to play in the Open Chamber Music sessions. She is currently enjoying the opportunity to play with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Hugh is a Scottish cellist currently studying modern cello with Hannah Roberts and historical cello with Jonathan Manson at the Royal Academy of Music. Last year he was selected for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Experience scheme, joining them in several concerts. As cellist in the Clova Quartet, a new and exciting string quartet, Hugh performed at the Kinnordy Chamber Music Festival. Future dates include a concert series in Southern Spain.

They are joined by pianists THOMAS KELLY and HANZHI ZHANG.


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The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: *7/5/2020* We will remain closed at least until 31 May. We have a weekly programme online with some of our most familiar classes and faces – sign up to our newsletter for access. See you there!