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Family Concert Series: Around the World in 80 Minutes, with Nika Shirocorad and Barrie Webb

Around the World in 80 Minutes


A musical journey for the whole family

featuring songs and sounds from all over the world.


.BARRIE WEBB on the trombone




Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)                        Mir träumte von einem Kŏnigskind

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)        Lilacs

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)               Fantoches

Dolmenico Scarlatti (1685 - 1757)      Sonata in B minor K.27 piano solo

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)     Sonata in B minor K.27 piano solo

Luciano Berio (1925-2003)                 Sequenza V trombone solo

Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948)            Starlight Express, All I Ask of You,

                                                             Jesus Christ Superstar




Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)        Five Pieces for Trombone and Piano,No.1 -introducation

  Ferenc Liszt                                  ''Rigoletto'' pharaphrase


Stuart Greenbaum (1966)     In Transit (view from a window) trombone & CD

Sergei Rachmaninov                    Prelude in C# minor Op.3 No.2 piano solo

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)                 Canciones Espanolas Antiguas:

                                                            Los Cuatro Muleros

                                                            Los Mozos de Monleon

                                                            Las Morillas de Jaen

                                                            Sevillanas del Siglo XVIII

                                                            El Café de Chinitas 

                                                            Los Pelegrinitos


Barrie Webb read Music at Cambridge University, studied trombone with Vinko Globokar and conducting with Constantin Bugeanu. His solo performances include numerous international radio and TV broadcasts, and prestigious venues such as Suntory Hall, Tokyo (as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra) and Carnegie Hall, New York (with Australia’s Silo String Quartet). He enjoys parallel activity as conductor, working with professional orchestras and ensembles and with young musicians. He holds the title of Professor of Music from the University of Huddersfield (UK).

With the The Japan Project (Metier, UK 2002), he began an ongoing series of focused performance and recording projects, including the CD Hoy! (new works for trombone and percussion from Australia and The Philippines, with Peter Neville, MPS 2006), the outcome of one of his many collaborations with the Melbourne Composers’ League; and  new works from Masan, South Korea on the CD The Happoman (Masan Bay) Project  (Trombone Classics, UK 2009)

He was recently awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship to fund four further recording projects during 2012-2014. At the same time he maintains a live concert schedule, with recent and forthcoming performances in Europe, Japan and Australia.

In 2007, Barrie was Guest Editor for the Contemporary Music Review, Vol.26, No.2: Contemporary Performance, contributing three articles: ‘Performing Berio’s Sequenza V’, ‘Richard Barrett’s ‘Imaginary’ Trombone’ and the autobiographical ‘Partners in Creation’. He has just completed a book chapter about the conducting methods of Constantin Bugeanu, due for publication in 2014.

Nika Shirocorad was born in St. Petersburg into a family of well-known artists and won her first serious piano prize at the age of 6. A truly modern and multicultural pianist, she went on to study at the National Conservatory in Russia, the Chisinau Academy, the Chopin Conservatory in Poland and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, among others.  She has won numerous prestigious competitions all over the world, notably the Janet Duff Greet Prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, and she is a regular on the international concert circuit. Her recent appearances include performances at the Cannes Film Festival, a Japan Tour and a solo recital for the Manchester Midday Concert Series at the Bridgewater Hall. An active visual artist, Nika's work is displayed in numerous private and public collections.