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Ruth Hayes, saxophone and Helen Davies, piano

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    Concert date:  5thFebruary 2014


    Tableaux de Provence - Paule Maurice

    Improvisation 1 - Ryo Noda

    Sonata - Heiden

    Asturias - Busser

    Saxophone Concerto - Glazounov

    Sonata for Soprano Saxophone - Richard Rodney Bennett

    Ruth is studying the saxophone with Kyle Horch at the Royal College of Music, London. In 2011, Ruth played the saxophone with the Na-tional Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for Berg’s Violin Concerto , and also played Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet for a BBC Prom performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Ruth has performed with the RCM Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, and will be playing Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances with the orchestra again later this year. Also at RCM, she is a member of RCM Swing Band, RCM Saxophone Ensemble, RCM Wind Ensemble and RCM Big Band. Ruth is the tenor saxophone player of the Primavera Saxophone Quartet at RCM who have performed in masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Amy Dickson and Rob Buckland and they give recitals regularly in London. She has been a member of various bands and orchestras in Wales and is currently principal saxophone of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales.

    Ruth was awarded the Muriel Lewis Award from Rhyl Music Club in 2011.

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