recent gigs



Thursday 14 and 21 January lunchtime concert at Wesley Memorial church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. Wind quartets and bassoon quartets

Friday 11 March Trio music for Dyslexia society dinner at the Oxford Hotel

Monday 25 April  Trio music for Abingdon Chamber of Commerce at  Abingdon & Witney College 6pm

Monday 6 June lunchtime concert at St Michaels Cornmaket

Wednesday 15 June afternoon concert St Andrew’s Church Letcombe Regis for Richmond Care Villages

Wednesday 29 June  Oxfordshire Science Festival Wind Trio Abingdon Museum 7.30pm

Sunday 17 July Art in Action Waterperry

Sunday 21 – Monday 22 August Recording sessions at Wesley Memorial Church for our new CD of arrangements by Chris Britton

Saturday 10 September 4pm. Merton college Chapel. Schubert Octet. Oxford Open Doors

Sunday 11 September 4pm. Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Open Doors

Thursday 22 September. Christ Church Cathedral. Conference for Oxford Analytica.

Saturday 1 October Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet

Monday 17 October lunchtime. St Michaels Northgate. Harmonie Musik for Wind Octet

Saturday 22 October ABBEY OBOES Bach Goldberg Variations for 2 oboes (Anne Hagyard, Carolyn King), cor anglais (Wendy Marks) and bassoon (Simon Payne)  Challow Park Concert Hall 

Sunday 11 December St Nicolas church Abingdon. Our Christmas Concert, on a Russian theme. Selections from: Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, Liadov Russian Folksongs, Borodin String Quartet no 2, Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumble Bee, and Russian Carols. Mulled wine and Mince pies.


Saturday 7 February 2015 St Nicolas Church Abingdon 7.30pm – Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano 

Monday 23 February 2015 St Michael Northgate, Oxford. Lunchtime concert (quartet)

Thursday 26 February 2015 Wesley Memorial church, Oxford. Lunchtime concert. (Schubert Octet)

Sunday 1 March 2015 St Nicolas Church Abingdon 3pm – Schubert Octet

Thursday 19 March 2015 Wesley Memorial church, Oxford. Lunchtime concert.

Saturday 11 April 2015 Islip Music Society 6pm. Quintet concert.

Sunday 5 July 2015 Thatcham Music Society. 4pm

Saturday 9 May 2015 Wedding in Beckley

Sunday 28 June 2015 Fundraising event in Dorchester for Oxford Historic Churches Trust

Sunday 4 July Bluecoat School Thatcham. Poulenc sextet and Mozart quintet with Ian Brown, piano.

11 July 2015 Holywell Music Room, Oxford.  16th anniversary concert with Ian Brown of the Nash Ensemble, piano

10 September 2015 Charity event in Bicester

Sunday 13 September 2015  4pm.  Open Doors concert for Oxford Preservation Trust. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Friday 18 September 2015 Music for dinner in aid of charity at Blenheim Palace

Sunday 4 October 2015 St Nicolas Church Abingdon 3pm  – Harmonie Musik

Sunday 13 December 2015  St Nicolas Church Abingdon 3pm – Pavlova ensemble Christmas concert

Wednesday 16 December Oxford University Royal Observatory Quarter. Radcliffe Infirmary chapel.  Christmas event


27 March 2014  OUP, Oxford. Walton commemorative concert – Facade

15 June 2014 Abingdon. Mozart Gran Partita for 13 wind

15 June  2014  Challow Park, Wantage. Opening concert of new hall.

7 July 2014 St Michael Northgate, Oxford. Lunchtime concert (quartet)

Sunday 14 September 2014  Open Doors concert for Oxford Preservation Trust. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

26 October 2014 WWI music for WW5.  Wantage Festival, Wantage Parish Church

7 November 2014  Southend on Sea Music Society

16 November 2014 Iffley Concert Society. Iffley Village Hall, 2.30pm

14 December 2014 St Nicolas Church Abingdon 3pm – Pavlova ensemble Christmas concert


13 March 2013 Dinner at Nuffield College, Oxford

18 May 2013 Another birthday party in Oxford.

30 May 2013 Oxford Bonn Twinning event

9 June 2013 Abbey Chamber concerts, Abingdon – Harmonie Musik

15 September 2013  ‘Pot-pourri Fantastico‘ Sheldonian Theatre Oxford, 4pm, as part of Open Doors weekend

21 September 2013 Fundraising concert for Beckley church, near Oxford

26 October 2013 opening concert of Wantage Festival, ‘Facade’ with Richard Baker & Margaret Bateman.  Old Mill Hall, Grove

30 November 2013 music accompanying fund-raising winter dinner for Riverside Counselling – a charity based in Henley that offers affordable counselling (a team of 12 or so counsellors give their time all year round)

15 December 2013 Abbey Chamber Concerts. Pavlova Christmas concert.


1 September 2012 Graham Blyth’s concert hall Wantage. Grand ‘Closing Down’ concert. 7.30pm

8 September 2012 concert in Merton College chapel, 4pm – 5pm, as part of Oxford Open Doors

28 October 2012 Birthday party in Oxford for composer Clement Jewitt. 5.30pm JDP concert hall.

16 December 2012 Christmas concert, Abbey Chamber Concert series, Abingdon. 3pm – 4pm.


26 March 2011 Challow Park concert series, Challow Park recital hall, Wantage

7 June 2011 Garden Party, Venturefest, Said Business School

11 June 2011 Burford Festival, Burford

6 September 2011 Conference, Examination Schools, Oxford

17 September 2011 Conference Dinner, Aynhoe Park

19 November 2011 Helen House Hospice ‘Light up a Life’ concert

1-5 December 2011 Twinning trip, Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine. Three concerts.

11 December 2011 Christmas concert ‘An Operatic Christmas’, Abbey Chamber Concerts,  St Nicolas Church, Abingdon


12 December 2010 Christmas concert, Abbey Chamber Concert Series in St Nicolas Church, Abingdon

18 to 21 June 2010 Twinning trip to Colmar, France

03 and 05 June 2010 Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance

09 May 2010 Recital for Music Society, Oriel College, Oxford

28 January 2010 Reception for Seesaw, Divinity Schools, Bodleian Library, Oxford


Friday 20 November 2009 Ian Brown with the Pavlova Quintet: 10th anniversary concert. In aid of the Holywell Music Room Appeal, Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Saturday 23 May 2009 Twinning concert with choir from Colmar, Abingdon

Saturday 28 February 2009 Quintet concert, Challow Park Recital Hall, Wantage

Sunday 14 December 2008 3pm Annual xmas concert, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon

24-27 October 2008 Twinning trip to Grenoble, France, part of ‘British Week’ in Grenoble, two concerts.

3 – 5 October 2008 Twinning trip to Bonn, Germany. By invitation of Bonn City Council and Oxford-Bonn twinning organisations. Two concerts.

19 September 2008 Charity dinner at the Middle Temple, London. In aid of ‘Malawi Dreams’ supporting education in Malawi

13 September 2008 concert for Blind charity, St Andrew’s church, North Oxford

August 6th 2008 Twinning concert with Balalaika group from Perm, Russia, Newman Rooms, Oxford

May/July 2008 Piano and wind quintet, with Sallly Mellors. Witney, Oxford, Abingdon, Thame

May 2008 Oxford Touring Opera, Italian Girl in Algiers. Stewkley manor, and Buckingham festival

December 2007 Christmas Concert, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. Festive, light and enjoyable pieces for wind quintet including Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite and Christmas Carols.

Friday, 19 October and Saturday 20 October 07 Twinning trip to Argentan, France. Three concerts in two days! A wonderful trip!!

September 07 Charity concert in aid of Chalgrove Amnesty International St Mary’s Church, Chalgrove

Gershwin arr. Skirrow—I Got Rhythm • Hallam—Dance Suite • Patterson—Westerly Winds • Reicha—Quintet in E flat major

March 07 Challow Park Concert Hall, Wantage.

Françaix—L’Heure du Berger (piano and wind quintet) • Hallam—Dance Suite • Hindemith—Kleine Kammermusik für fünf Bläser • Ibert—Trois Pièces Brèves • Grieg—Peer Gynt Suite no. 1

December 2006 Christmas Concert, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon

Tchaikovsky (arr. Schweitzer)—Nutracker Suite • Patterson—Westerly Winds • Liadov—Russian Folksongs • Mainzer (arr. Newhill)—Merry Musicians • Pierné—Pastorale • arr. Nagle—Festival of Carols • Hallam—Dance Suite • Mozart (arr. Newhill)—Three movements from the operas • Dvorak arr. Prohasky—Slavonic Dance • arr. Schweitzer—Carol Suite

September 2006 Summer Music, Beckley Church

Coleman—Umoja • Barber—Summer Music • Holst—Wind Quintet, movements 1 and 4 • d’Rivera—Wapango • Reicha—Andante No.1 for cor anglais • Schuller—Suite • Patterson—Westerly Winds • Medaglia—Suite: ‘Belle-Epoque in South America’ • Gershwin—Selections from Porgy and Bess • Holcombe—A Salute to MGM

July 2006 Summer Music, St Nicolas Church, Abingdon

Coleman—Umoja • Barber—Summer Music • d’Rivera—Wapango • Reicha—Andante No.1 for cor anglais • Patterson—Westerly Winds • Gershwin—Selections from Porgy and Bess

December 2005 Christmas Concert, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon

Tchaikovsky—Nutcracker suite • Warlock—Capriol Suite • Medaglia—Suite Belle-Epoque in South America • Debussy—The Snow is Dancing • Christmas Carols

December 2005 The Village Hall, Southmoor

Tchaikovsky—Nutcracker suite • Warlock—Capriol Suite • Medaglia—Suite Belle-Epoque in South America • Debussy—The Snow is Dancing • Christmas Carols

May 2005 Lambada, St Nicolas Church, Abingon

Sousa—Washington Post • Parker—Mississippi Five • Medaglia—Suite Populaire Brasiliera • Holcombe—A Salute to MGM • Oliveria—Lambada • D’Rivera—Aires Tropicales

April 2005 Music from Eastern Europe, St Mary’s Church, Wallingford

Jansonns—Old Lettish Dances • Janacek—Mladi • Curtis—A Klezmer Wedding • Liadov—Five Russian Folksongs • Ligeti—Six Bagatelles • Borodin—String Quartet No.2 • Bartok—Six Rumanian Dances

Dinners and parties

18 August 07 Wedding reception, private house

10 May 07 Henmans Solicitors’ reception
24 June 2006 Chalgrove Summer Ball, Chalgrove Manor

20 June 2006 Henman’s Solicitors’ garden party, Worcester College Gardens, Oxford

12 June 2006 Oxford University Fundraising event, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

4 June 2006 Exuberant Trust Charity Garden Party, The Limes, Standlake

29 January 2006 David Pedder’s Birthday Dinner, Lincoln College, Oxford

11 May 2005 G8 Energy Research and Innovation Workshop Dinner, Pembroke College, Oxford