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Interview with Matilda Lloyd

4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets up with trumpet star Matilda Lloyd at the Royal Academy in London ahead of the launch of her debut CD, 'Direct Message'

  4BR met up with Matilda Lloyd to discuss her forthcoming debut CD 'Direct Message'

4BR Editor Iwan Fox recently met up with trumpet star Matilda Lloyd at the Royal Academy of Music in London as she looked forward to the release of her debut CD 'Direct Message' on 5th October.

Featuring works that straddle the 20th and 21st century and including three world premiere recordings, it represents an important step in her burgeoning solo career.

Launch concert

She talks about her desire to expand the trumpet repertoire, explains more about some of the works featured on the Orchid Classics release and reveals more about the performance opportunities that have come her way since winning the BBC Young Brass Award and the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final in 2014.

The free launch concert will take place at the David Josefowitz Hall at the Royal Academy of Music today (24th September) at 5.30pm.

To find out more about Matilda go to: www.matildalloyd.com

The free launch concert will take place at the David Josefowitz Hall at the Royal Academy of Music today (24th September) at 5.30pm4BR

Direct Message

Sonata for Trumpet and Piano Op.1 (Peter Maxwell Davies) — 1955
1. Allegro moderato
2. Lento
3. Allegro vivo

4. Sarabande et Finale (Raymond Gallois-Montbrun) -1949

5. Direct Message (Alex Woolf) — 2018

6. Légende (Georges Enescu) — 1906

Seven Halts on the Somme (Deborah Pritchard) — 2014
7. i. The Grand Mine
8. ii. Trones Wood
9. iii. Flatiron Copse
10. iv. Guillemont to Ginchy
11. v. The Sucrerie: Longueval
12. vi. Pozieres: The Moulin
13. vii. Walencourt Ridge

Sangre Viva (Giles Swayne) — 2003
14. i. Dark
15. ii. Sueno

Sonatine (Jacques Casterede) — 1953
16. i. Allegro energico
17. ii. Andantini
18. iii. Rondo — Allegro giocoso

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