Malcolm Evans started playing the violin at
the age of eleven, studying with popular local violin
teacher, Joan Meadows.
Spurred on by Joan’s inspiring teaching and cooking
(Sunday afternoon music making was always followed by
afternoon tea with home made chocolate éclairs!), Malcolm
made sufficient progress to be taken on by well known
Bournemouth based teacher, Nicholas Roth.
Malcolm subsequently studied with Nick Roth at
Trinity College of Music, London, gaining his Licentiate
Diplomas in teaching and performing.
Malcolm and his family moved to Dorset about two
years ago. He
has since then been teaching and playing the violin
throughout East Dorset.
Stuart Darling BMus DipABRSM has
already had an extremely varied musical career at the age of
21. He began his classical piano training aged 11, and, at
school, was frequently coerced to accompany his peers in
concerts, usually with about 30 seconds notice (after their
original accompanist decided they were too nervous to
perform!) Fumbling through pieces in this manner over the
years, has given him the ability to sight-read music to a
very high standard. When asked to perform here today, his
first reaction was relief that he would actually get some
time to practice!
At age 13 he formed his own 3-piece band playing covers of
piano-led blues songs, and for several years played
keyboards in a local youth big band. He has composed and
directed the music for an amateur dramatic society, and also
played piano in several musicals including ‘Crazy for You’
and ‘Anything Goes’. At age 16, after a chance meeting,
he was asked to join a professional rock band and has since
played in venues nationwide.
Since graduating from University this summer, Stuart
has taken up teaching the Piano and is always on the look
out for exciting and unusual opportunities, to which he can
devote his time and talent.
These Concerts will normally take place regularly in
MEMORIAL HALL VERWOOD.
Tickets are available from the Town Council Office, 28 Vicarage Rd.
Mon/Fri 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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