Piano-cello duo returns to Tincleton

THE next concert at Tincle­ton Gallery is on Friday and Saturday 18th and 19th Oct­ober, when pianist Ana Manero and cellist Arturo Serna return to south Dorset.

They have chosen  Beetho­ven’s Seven variations on Mozart’s Magic Flute, Mendelssohn’s Song without Words, O Canto do cisne negro, The Swan,  Faure’s Apres un Reve and Gersh­win’s Summertime. After the intermission they will play Vaughan Williams’ Six studies in folk songs, Canciones populares Españolas and de Falla’s Fire Dance

Cuban-born Ana Laura has been the Head of Keyboard at Sherborne Girls for the last ten years. She started to play the piano at the age of five. At 19, she won a full tuition-fees scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, completing a Mas­ters in 2008 under the guidance of Prof John Blakely.

​As chamber musician, she enjoys an active performance schedule with her cellist husband Arturo Serna. Their ensemble, Duo Teresa Carreño, champions music from the American continent, as well as masterpieces of the standard repertoire.
Together, they have performed extensively in England, Europe and Venezuela.

Arturo started his musical studies in the System of Youth and Children Orches­tras of Venezuela, and continued in France, Switzerland and England.

Arturo has performed in concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, 100 Club in London and Fort Macleod International Festival in Alberta, Canada. He has also collaborated in various record­ings and productions, including film and pop music  and Venezuelan folk music.

Arturo teaches locally at Leweston, King’s Bruton School, Hazlegrove and Bruton School for Girls, as well as at the Junior Trinity College of Music in London and at the University of Bath Spa. He has conducted several orchestras in the South West and London and has been the musical director of two youth musical theatre productions with the Wincan­ton Youth Theatre.

The Tincleton concerts are held in the Old School House. For more details of these and other events in the series, telephone 01305 848909 or email info@nulltincletongallery.com