We are delighted that we will be joined in our concert Danse Macabre on 20 October by Lloyd Coleman as clarinet soloist. He will play a short solo piece Hommage à J S Bach by Béla Kovács in the first half and join the choir for Oblivion (Piazzolla) and To the Mothers in Brazil: Salve Regina (Jansson).
Born in South Wales, Lloyd Coleman studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music until July 2014. He is now developing a freelance career in composing, broadcasting and performing as a clarinetist.
His music has been performed by many leading ensembles, including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Aurora Orchestra, Sacconi Quartet, Endymion, New London Chamber Ensemble, Hermes Experiment and the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales.
As a clarinetist, Lloyd began his orchestral training in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Since 2012, he has been a member of the groundbreaking British Paraorchestra – he is himself partially sighted and partially deaf – performing with them at the Olympic Stadium and at the Glastonbury festival.
Alongside his music making, Lloyd has broadcast about the subject. He is the creator of Taking Notes, an online music show in which he interviews and promotes fellow young musicians. He was a TV researcher for the BBC Proms 2015, and this year he presented one of the broadcasts.
Ticket details for our concert on 20 October – that continues the JCS support for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) – can be found on the ‘Performances’ pages of our website.