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Alumni Jane Wisely returning to Ashford in concert with The Whitehall Orchestra

Date Posted: Friday 17 January 2020

Alumni Jane Wisely (Squires, 1999) will be returning to Ashford School on Saturday 8 February 2020 to perform with the Whitehall Symphony Orchestra, playing a programme including Bernstein’s Candide Overture and Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Philosophy, Jane decided to return to her musical roots and pursue a career in piano performance (having been taught by Stephen Dandridge whilst at Ashford School). She enrolled to study under renowned Bulgarian concert pianist Lora Dimitrova, with whom she continues to work. She has since worked with Russian concert artists Mikhail Kazakevich and his wife Elena Zozina. Jane has toured to Germany as concerto soloist playing Mozart in Leipzig and Berlin, and has performed in London at Steinway Hall, the Yamaha Centre and the Bluthner Centre.  She made her Fairfield Halls debut in the Lunchtime Concert Series and has since been invited to return.

Jane is delighted to be returning to Ashford School to perform with the Whitehall Orchestra! The Whitehall Orchestra was founded in 1978 as the Civil Service Orchestra. From 1990, the Orchestra secured the services of conductor Michael Nebe, with whom it has forged an enduring partnership that has brought it to today’s high standard. The Orchestra has collaborated with prominent professional musicians such as Raphael Wallfisch, Idil Biret, Leonid Gorokhov, Nelly Miriciouiu and many others.

Tickets are £5 for students (under 19), and £15 for adults.