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Young artists in concert at Bridge Cottage

Location: Bridge Cottage, High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AZ

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm


Flauist Katherine Smith and harpist Alex Ridger will play in a concert at Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, on Saturday, November 18.

The young artists are prize-winning musicians recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Guildhall School of Music and drama.

Their programme will include a mix of the new and old.

Katherine graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance in 2014 with a distinction in her masters.

She was a Leverhulme scholar, and received awards whilst studying including Michael Hirst, the Craxton Memorial Trust, Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund and the Harold Clarke woodwind prize.

Since graduating, Katherine has continued to play in various concert series with chamber groups and as a soloist.

Alex is a harpist with a passion for the history and lore of the instrument. He studied under Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly, and was then a scholarship student of Imogen Barford at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama.

He graduated with distinction, and was subsequently honoured with a Guildhall Artists’ fellowship.

His interests encompass period performance to the newest music and recent highlights of his work include: orchestral work with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra, the Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique, as guest principal of the Operas of Kristiansund and Nordfjoreid (Norway) and the London Sinfonietta academy.

Katherine and Alex met a few years ago when they were playing in an opera gala. Since then, they have both gone on to have their own musical adventures but will be reuniting for an evening of flute and harp.

Both are passionate about chamber music and are looking forward to bringing their love of flute and harp music to Bridge Cottage.

Music@BridgeCottage is celebrating its second winter series of concerts performed in the intimate setting of the medieval hall chamber in Bridge Cottage.

Tickets cost £12 adults, £6 under 18s and are available from the box office 01825760734 or on line at

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Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre

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Bridge Cottage

01825 760734

Tickets £12 for adults, £6 under 18s