Talented young and often local musicians perform in church in monthly Friday concerts (February–July and September–November). Refreshments are available at the back of church.
Concerts are free. There is a retiring collection to support choral scholarships at All Saints.
Time: 7.15 to 8.00pm.
Doors are open from 6.45pm.
Lauren Abbott (violin) and
Karen Suter (piano)
Beethoven’s much-loved Spring Sonata forms the centrepiece of this virtuosic classical programme
Lauren started playing the violin at the age of seven. She started learning the Suzuki method before being awarded a Surrey Exhibition to the Royal College of Music. She attended Manchester University where she studied Music followed by a Postgraduate at Trinity College of Music. She is a busy freelance player regularly playing with Welsh National Opera , RTE National Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic as well as Bergen Philharmonic. She also plays in several chamber ensembles as well as recording for film and TV. She has been teaching for twenty years at various establishments and is currently at Latymer Upper School as well as the Dragon and loves coaching the ensembles and inspiring young players of all abilities to make music.
Whilst at Oxford High School, Karen won the national competition ‘Young Pianist of the Year’ and went on to read Music at London University, subsequently winning a post-graduate scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne and Geoffrey Pratley. Specializing in chamber music, she won the major accompaniment and chamber music prizes before making appearances at the Purcell Room, including the Park Lane Contemporary Series, on BBC Radio and Classic FM as well as on television. Tours in Great Britain have been under the auspices of the Countess of Munster, John Tunnell, National Federation of Music Societies and the Making Music Recital Schemes. Concerts abroad include recitals with principal players from the Royal Concertgebouw, LPO, and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, across the United States and throughout Europe with recent projects including concerts with members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra’s ‘Chamber Music Series’. Karen has also toured extensively with the clarinettist, Sue Gill, both as a duo and as member of the ensemble ‘Erard’. As well as performing Karen also has a busy teaching career. She is now Head of Keyboard at The Dragon School, Oxford having previously taught at New College School, Oxford and St Paul's Juniors.