Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 7.30pm
BOWKER MYSLEK DUO
Flute and piano duo, Rosie Bowker and Aleksandra Myslek, met in 2016 and have been performing together ever since. They have performed in festivals and concert series around the UK in London, Cambridge, Windsor, Scotland and Suffolk. They are winners of the 2020/21 Tunnell Trust Awards Scheme and are Live Music Now artists.
Both Rosie and Aleksandra have busy performing careers in their own right. As an orchestral musician Rosie has worked with orchestras including the London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras. She has appeared as a soloist in Milton Court Concert Hall, Powderham Castle, Deal Festival and on BBC Radio 3.
Rosie has performed at festivals and concert series around the UK, France and Norway with her chamber groups, including Pocket Sinfonia, who were winners of the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition Audience Prize.
Rosie studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the University of Cambridge. She performs on a Lillian Burkart Flute which she purchased with the generous support of EMI Sound Foundation, Loan Fund for Musical Instruments, Pitt-Rivers Charitable Trust, Sherborne Abbey Festival, VEC Acorn Trust, and Wessex Young Musicians’ Trust.
Aleksandra started her musical education in Warsaw, Poland. Having won the III International Chopin Competition in Budapest at the age of 16, she was given opportunities to perform extensively in France, Poland, Hungary and Spain. Since moving to the UK Aleksandra has given numerous recitals, chamber music and concerto performances. She won the Brenda Webb Accompanist Prize, and the Wilfrid Parry Brahms Prize and has been invited to accompany at competitions such as the Two Moors Festival and Cambridge Strings Academy.
Aleksandra is currently a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and previously studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
The Bowker Myslek Duo come to musicinverness with the support of the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians, a charity that was established in memory of the late John Tunnell CBE, founder and first leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and his wife Wendy. The Trust invites applications from ensembles of young professional musicians and those selected by audition are mentored during a week on the Isle of Coll by renowned international chamber musicians. Thereafter the ensembles are awarded with a tour of Scottish music clubs - usually in winter so that they get to know what it can be like on tour!