Support needed for music project

By Richard Wright

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Support needed for music project

Isle of Wight musician Emma McGovern, right, pictured with clarinetist Adam Slater and bassoon player Susanne Simma.

MUSIC MUSICIAN Emma McGovern hopes a project with which she is involved will really appeal to sponsors.

Former Ryde School student Emma, is one of a trio that has just launched a web-based sponsorship appeal, called Dovetail.

Emma, 26, whose surname before she married was Vallender, is spearheading the Dovetail campaign.

As part of the Gelachter Trio, Emma has appealed for £3,500 worth of support to commission and record new music from British composers, including Timothy Salter.

He has composed Dovetail, the piece of music that gives the campaign its name.

When growing up on the Island, oboist Emma played in the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, the Isle of Wight Concert Band, Isle of Wight Youth Wind Band and Youth Orchestra, Vectis Brass Band and Medina Marching Band.

She studied oboe with Wendy Banks at Ryde School and left the Island in 2006 for the Royal College of Music. She completed her postgraduate at the Tchaikovsky Conser-vatoire in Moscow in 2011 and is now a freelance professional musician, playing in orchestras in London and around the UK.

"Dovetail will be a main feature on our debut album due to be recorded and released next summer. Its world premier will be on October 8 at Leeds College of Music," said Emma.

"It is a significant piece not only for our group but trios internationally who are in desperate need of direction and expansion in their repertoire and performance opportunities.

"We’re offering a range of rewards, such as music workshops, background music for companies and full concerts — in return for sponsorship."

More information is at Sponsors can contact Emma on 020 3556 5008 or 07813633450



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by alan naylor

3rd July 2014, at 19:58:29

Sorry Mike cancelled due to lack of support and funds their swan song was Bridge over troubled Waters dedicated to you

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by Mike Crowe

2nd July 2014, at 18:27:27

What happened to the Isle of Wight Oboe Festival? Set up I believe after the Leeds International Piano Festival?

It wouldn't cost and arm and a leg to put that back on the agenda with the appropriate publicity.

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