Future Talent Musicians perform at British Hospitality Summit 2014

Future Talent musicians Isabella Chan, Olivia Da Costa and Romana Hallstead performed at the British Hospitality Summit 2014 Reception and Dinner.

Olivia, 16, was the first to perform on Wednesday 4 June at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane for a networking reception for speakers of the conference and members of the media.  She entertained guests with her performances of Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Danse Rituelle Du Feu by Manuel de Falla.

Isabella and Romana both performed at the dinner on the following evening at the Novotel London West Hotel.  After an an introduction about the Charity by Chief Executive Craig Titley, 11 year old ‘cellist Isabella was invited to play.  Her first piece Cello Suite 1, Prelude by J S Bach was unaccompanied.  Professional pianist Yshani Perinpanayagam then accompanied Isabella for her second piece Allegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saens.

Isabella said of her experience afterwards:

“It was absolutely my privilege to play cello solo at the Hospitality & Tourism Summit 2014 Gala Dinner on 5th June in front of 350 guests. The applause and positive feedback from the audience did really boost my confidence and brought my ambitions of a musical career a step closer!”

Following the first course, Future Talent Trustee Jonathan Worsley introduced 17 year old Romana Hallstead, a Bramall Scholarship recipient.  She performed Concierto De Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo on the flugelhorn and the Hummel Trumpet Concerto by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

“It was an amazing experience, being able to play to so many people, and the feedback from the audience was very encouraging. They were all so friendly and I am so grateful for the opportunity to play and mix with such important business people” – Romana Hallstead

All our Musicians received wonderful comments from the guests and the evening raised £1,815 in aid of Future Talent.

Photos by Paul Griffiths