Bridget O’Donnell & Friends – April 21st


Tait Tuesdays at Home 
Bridget O’Donnell, violin | Misha Mullov-Abbado, double bass | Amy Tress, violin | Anthony Friend, clarinet

In support of the Tait Emergency Relief Fund for Australian & New Zealand Artists.

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Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) – Antonio Carlos Jobim (Violin & Bass)
The Infamous Grouse – Misha Mullov-Abbado (Violin & Bass)
Du Bist Die Ruh – Schubert D. 776 (Violin & Bass)
Sonata for Two Violins: 1st Mov and 2nd Movement – Prokofiev
Beau Soir – Claude Debussy arr. Heifetz (Violin & Piano)
Estrellita (My Little Star), Mexican Serenade – Manuel Ponce arr. Heifetz (Violin & Bass)
Melody from Orpheus & Eurydice – Gluck arr. Kreisler (Clarinet, 2 Violins and Bass)
Nightclub 1960 – Piazzolla arr. Anthony Friend (Clarinet, 2 Violins and Bass)


Bridget O’Donnell, violin

Australian violinist Bridget O’Donnell is enjoying a varied career as a recitalist, orchestral and chamber musician. She completed her undergraduate studies with Alice Waten, as a scholar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Shortly after, she was selected to join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program in both 2016 and 2017 and was mentored by Andrew Haveron. During this period, she worked closely with artists such as Anthony Marwood and performed in masterclasses for Christian Tetzlaff, Vadim Guzman, Lang Lang and Ray Chen. As a result of a Fellowship collaboration, she was invited to study intensively with Pinchas Zukerman at the 2017 Young Artists Program in Canada. In addition, she was honoured to perform as the soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on the 2017 Regional Tour, giving 9 performances across New South Wales.

Misha Mullov-Abbado, double bass

After graduating from Gonville & Caius College Cambridge, where he studied music and composition with Robin Holloway and Jeremy Thurlow, Misha received a scholarship to study double bass at the Royal Academy of Music on the prestigious Masters jazz course with Jasper Høiby, Tom Herbert, Michael Janisch and Jeremy Brown. During his final year at the Academy Misha started his group and has since been performing regularly with it, with winning the Kenny Wheeler Prize in his final term leading him to record his debut album. As well as writing for his band Misha has been commissioned by a variety of musicians and ensembles such as Viktoria Mullova, Thomas Larcher, the LSSO, the Pelleas Ensemble, the Hermes Experiment, and the North Sea Ensemble.

Amy Tress, violin

Amy Tress enjoys a busy career as a violinist, chamber musician and teacher. She is 1st violinist of the Solem Quartet with whom she has performed across Europe and Asia, and regularly appears at major concert venues such as the Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Hall. The Solems were Junior Fellows at the Royal Northern College of Music 2015-17 and are currently Ensemble in Residence at Liverpool University and Aberystwyth MusicFest. They have given workshops for Live Music Now in schools and care homes across the UK, and have broadcast multiple times on BBC Radio 3. Amy has performed numerous concertos across the UK and played as a soloist and chamber mu-sician at festivals including IMS Prussia Cove, Wye Valley Chamber Music, Edinburgh Festival, Marryat Chamber Festival, Academie de Maurice Ravel and Mendelssohn-on-Mull. She also played with various chamber orchestras including Britten Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, London Contemporary Orchestra, 12 ensemble and London Sinfonietta.

Anthony Friend, clarinet

Anthony Friend is a clarinettist whose playing has been praised as “delicious” (The Times) and “energised and raunchy, but not too much” (The Telegraph). He has played in major venues in the UK and abroad, from the Barbican to the Mariinsky, and has been broadcast on BBC radio and television. As an orchestral musician, he freelances with orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of English National Opera, and was co-principal clarinet of Southbank Sinfonia 2017. He has played under conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Edward Gardner, Leif Segerstam, Kirill Karabits, Mark Wigglesworth, Martyn Brabbins, and Sakari Oramo. Anthony’s chamber music collaborators have included the Allegri and Maxwell quartets, the Philharmonia Chamber Players, pianists Karim Said and Florian Mitrea, violist Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir, harpist Oliver Wass, the Pelléas Ensemble and wind quintets Cavendish Winds and the Magnard Ensemble.

CONCERTS coming up