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Armand Djikoloum & Catherine Milledge

PROGRAMME

Eugène Bozza  Fantaisie pastorale for oboe and piano
Poulenc  Sonata for oboe and piano
Fauré  Après un Rêve
Schumann  Three Romances, Op 94
Schumann  Myrthen, Op 25 No 24 ‘Du bist wie eine Blume’
Saint-Saëns  Sonata for oboe and piano, Op 166
Britten  Metamorphoses for solo oboe,  No 4 Bacchus 


Armand Djikoloum

Born in France, Armand studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon and with Philippe Tondre at the Hochschule für Musik Saar.

In 2021 he was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions.

Recent highlights include his debut at Wigmore Hall and the Lammermuir Festival as a member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. This season he records and gives concerts with Kaleidoscope CC including Britten’s Phantasy Oboe Quartet at Wigmore Hall.

In 2022 he takes part in the Ibagué Festival in Colombia and joins Chineke Chamber Music Ensemble at the Adelaide Festival in Australia and across the UK.

In 2018 Armand won 3rd Prize and the Audience Award at the International Oboe Competition in Japan performing the Strauss Concerto with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and giving recitals at Kioi Concert Hall. A year later he won two Special Prizes in the Muri Competition in Switzerland.

At the age of 22 Armand was appointed principal oboist at the Hannover Staatsoper. He regularly appears as guest principal with leading orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Stavanger Symphony, Frankfurt Opera and Oslo Opera Houses.

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Catherine Milledge

Catherine Milledge was born in Monmouthshire. She studied Classics and English at Jesus College, Oxford and after graduating with a first joined the Piano Accompaniment course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Here she received a distinction for her post-graduate diploma, and subsequently a MMus degree in performance as a solo pianist; her studies were assisted by grants from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Sir Henry Richardson Awards. She went on to win the Birmingham Accompanist of the Year award in 2001 as well as prizes for accompaniment in the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the Royal Overseas League.

Since then Catherine has performed regularly as an accompanist of both singers and instrumentalists and in larger chamber groups. She has given recitals in venues including Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room as well as for music festivals and societies around the country.

She has also given concerts outside the UK in France, Germany, Iceland, Canada and at the European Parliament in Brussels. Recordings include CDs with bassoonist Meyrick Alexander and saxophonist Amy Dickson and she has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Now living in Cardiff, Catherine works as an accompanist at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Wales International Academy of Voice as well as teaching piano at Cardiff University. She also undertakes occasional freelance work for WNO and BBCNOW.

 
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