Spotlight set to shine on Glossop musician

Tracey Redfern. Photo by Kamil Napieraj.

Tracey Redfern. Photo by Kamil Napieraj.

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A talented High Peak trumpet player will take centre stage at a concert by the prestigious Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) next month.

Prize-winning musician Tracey Redfern, from Glossop, will take on the soloist spot to perform Haydn’s magnificently jubilant Trumpet Concerto at Macclesfield Heritage Centre on Saturday February 8, at 7.30pm.

The tuneful crowd-pleaser is recognized as one of the very best and most challenging pieces for the instrument.

As a soloist, Tracey has performed with the London Mozart Players, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Camerata Scotland and regularly performs solo recitals with both piano and organ.

Major achievements include winning the Legget Award for Brass Playing, the Skene Award (presented at the Aberdeen International Music Festival) and also the Walter Todds Bursary awarded by the BBC in conjunction with the Young Musician of the Year competition, in which Tracey was the brass finalist.

She has also been guest soloist and cornet tutor with the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland.

Tracey said: “It’s a treat to play Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the NCO and I’m really looking forward to letting the trumpet take the limelight, which is not often the case in a chamber music concert!”

The Trumpet Cheer concert on February 8 will feature several stunning pieces from the ‘big-hitters’: Beethoven’s confidently buoyant and ever-popular Symphony no 2, Grieg’s wonderfully melodic Lyric Pieces and Dvorak’s Romance. Arriaga’s operatic Overture, Los Esclavos Felices completes a programme which is full of warmth and cheer.

Tickets are available on 0161 247 2220, from Macclesfield Visitor Information Centre (01625 378123), the Silk Museum Shop at the Heritage Centre and on the door, priced £16 (auditorium), £13 (balcony), £7 (students and unwaged).

Admission is free for anyone aged 18 or under.