Home show for Thame’s rising star

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Thame flautist Suzannah Watson will headline a performance in her home town this weekend.

The promising 22-year-old former St Josephs and Lord Williams’s School pupil will recite pieces by Mozart, Prokofiev and Bach.

The show takes place in St Mary’s Church on Saturday.

Earlier this year Suzannah received the prize for best woodwind artist at the Royal Academy of Music.

She has also played with a variety of orchestras and ensembles, including the English National Opera.

She said: “I have done a lot of performances in and around London, but I have never really done anything in Thame.

“I’ll be playing a lot of music that I really love. It should be a really enjoyable concert and I am looking forward to going home and playing to familiar faces who may not have heard me play before or certainly recently.”

Suzannah’s ambition is to join one of the top London orchestras and proceeds from the Thame show will help fund her post graduate course – which she hopes will further her career.

Following the Thame show Suzannah will head to Russia, where she has been invited to perform at the celebrated Moscow Conservatoire.

In Thame the rising music star will be accompanied by Russian pianist and composer Pavel Timofejevsky.

Pavel has studied at the Royal Academy of Music and won a number of prestigious awards, including the Guardian Young Composer Of The Year Award.

The Thame show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 to £9 or free for under 14’s.

Tickets can be purchased from The Vintage and Modern Guitar Shop in Cornmarket.