Amy Harman and Tom Poster

Amy Harman (bassoon) with Tom Poster (piano)

Amy Harman studied at the Royal Academy in London, and then in Prague. At the age of 24 she was appointed Co-Principal Bassoon of the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is also Principal Bassoon of the Aurora Orchestra. In 2014 she was selected for representation by the Young Classical Artists (YCAT). Passionate about bringing the bassoon to a wider orchestra, she has even performed Stockhausen while suspended from a trapeze above her audience. Sadly she will not repeat this feat at Weston.

Tom Poster is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry and versatility. He has a concerto repertoire of over 40 works, has played piano quintets with over a dozen different quartets, and has accompanied Ian Bostridge and Steven Isserlis among many others. He has made many recordings, including three discs for Chandos. He features regularly on BBC radio and television as a presenter and expert.

Amy's and Tom's programme will include works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert and Saint-Saens's sonata for bassoon and piano. Tom will play three of Mendelssohn's 'Songs without Words', and the evening will end with Dutilleux's 'Sarabande et Cortege'.