15/10/16 Trumpet and Organ

Christopher Hart  –  Trumpet & Daniel King-Smith – Organ

 Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

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La Majesté                                              G P Telemann
La Grace
La Vaillance

Concerto Saint Marc                              T Albinoni


L’Armement                                            G P Telemann
La Rejouissance

Concerto After Vivaldi BWV 972            J S Bach


The Hollow Men                                     V Persichetti

Toccata                                                     G Martini


Non Morietur in Aeternum                   H Sauguet

Vocalise Op.34 No 14                             S Rachmaninov

Variations Gregoriennes                       H Tomasi

Last Spring Op.34 No 2                          E Grieg

Okna (Windows) I. Reuben                    P Eben

Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalama       O Lindberg

Okna (Windows) IV. Levi                        P Eben


A recent graduate from the Royal Academy of Music (MA, DipRAM) and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (BMus Hons First Class), Chris has recently been appointed Section Principal Trumpet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow.

Prior to this he enjoyed a busy career as a freelance musician, performing across the UK and Europe with ensembles such as the London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony and Stavanger Symphony Orchestras.   He has recorded Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (Linn Records), and has also recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales (for CD and Live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts) and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Live NRK Radio Broadcasts).   Chris recently performed Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies’ Trumpet Concerto at the Royal College of Music and is developing a career as a recitalist, as a member of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme for 2016-18.

As a student in London, Chris won both the John Solomon Brass Prize for solo performance and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize, as well as being presented with a Regency Award upon his graduation for outstanding achievement and a DipRam for an outstanding Final Recital.   During his time in Cardiff, Chris won First Prize in the 2014 Concerto Competition, resulting in a performance of the Tomasi Trumpet Concerto in St David’s Hall, Cardiff in July 2014.


Daniel King Smith has given concerts all over the world as both soloist and accompanist.   He has been broadcast on both BBC TV/Radio in the UK (In Tune, Proms, Young Musician of the Year) and NHK TV/Radio in Japan, most recently in recital with Yuki Ito as part of NHK’s “Best of Classic” series.   Daniel has recorded a number of CDs, including releases with Anna Hashimoto on the Meridian label.

As soloist Daniel’s extensive concerto repertoire has led to many concerts in the UK and around Europe and he has frequently been a featured Solo Classical Artist on many Cruise lines around the world.

Accompaniment and chamber music are a major part of Daniel’s life, having held staff accompanist posts at both Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music Junior Departments and at the Purcell School.   He regularly accompanies auditions, lessons, masterclasses and end of year recitals at the London conservatoires as well as being official accompanist for the Countess of Munster Trust.   Daniel gives recitals every year with a number of people who have been accepted on to the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme as well as both the Tillett Trust and Making Music Recital Schemes.   He is also official accompanist for the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists competition.   Daniel is often resident pianist on summer music courses including the British Isles Music Festival and Musicale.   He has given recitals with Michael Collins, Carmel Kaine, Susan Milan, Robert Max, Yuki Ito and Anna Hashimoto, amongst many others.