21 January 2020 – 7.30 pm Amy Roberts (oboe) and Gamal Khamis (piano)

Amy Roberts is a British Oboist with a rich and varied career. She has recently featured as a guest principal with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC NOW, BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and she has performed all over Europe with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester . Other orchestras include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician having become a 2019 featured artist with “Making Music”, recorded the Villa Lobos Concerto Grosso and performed concertos by Albinoni, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Martinu and MacMillan. Her Quintet Moriarty Winds perform across the UK in a variety of concert and educational contexts and are proud to have been Chamber Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music and resident ensemble for Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots. She recently graduated from The Royal Academy of Music where she received a First Class MA with Chris Cowie, Ian Hardwick and Melanie Ragge. Previously she studied on the prestigious Joint Course between the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester studying oboe with Jonathan Small and baroque oboe. She received a First from both institutions and won the RNCM Concerto Competition. Whilst at the Academy she also won the Evelyn Rothwell Oboe Prize, Janet Craxton Memorial Prize and Barry Grimaldi Prize.

Gamal Khamis. After gaining a degree in Mathematics from Imperial College, London Gamal completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and has since appeared at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, Oxford Lieder Festival, Buxton Festival and Chipping Campden Festival, as well as across Europe, North America and Oceania. Gamal has won major prizes for both solo and collaborative playing, including at the Royal Overseas League Music Competition and the Ferrier Awards. He has performed concertos with orchestras all over England, and has worked with many of Britain’s leading composers. His playing is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio and Television and in Europe, America and the Middle East. Upcoming plans include recitals across Denmark, a return to the Flatirons Chamber Muisc Festival in Colorado, USA, and a tour of “Odyssey – words and music of finding home”, his new narrative recital with the actor Christopher Kent. Gamal is an artist with the Concordia Foundation, Park Lane Group, Samling and DEBUT, and he is a member of the award-winning Lipatti Piano Quartet, who recently made their Wigmore Hall, King’s Place and Southbank Centre debuts. Gamal would like to thank the Carne Trust for their continued generous support.

The highlight of the evening was pianist Gamal Khamis, whose sensitivity and imagination shone out of his three performances”. Financial Times.


Georg Philipp Telemann Sonata in A minor TWV 41:a3

Franz Schubert Die Vŏgel, D691

Camille Sain-Saens Oboe Sonata, op 166


Malcolm Arnold Sonatina for Oboe and Piano, op 28

Gustave Faurė Nocturne in B, op 33 No 2

Helen Grime Oboe solo “Arachne”

Henri Dutilleux Oboe Sonata

The Concert will be held at Boston Grammar School, PE21 9QF. Tickets are £12 and may be ordered in advance from bostonconcertclub@gmail.com or by telephoning o1205 366018. Children and Students may attend free of charge.