Saturday 25th September 2021 at 7.30pm
St Mary’s, Yatton BS49 4HH
Talented local musicians Laura Heathcote (violin) and Stuart Phippen (piano).
Tickets £10, on the door or from church office. Children half price. Unreserved seating.
Laura Heathcote is a professional violinist and teacher performing regularly across the UK. Having studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Laura has gone on to perform at No.10 Downing Street, for United Nation summits and at the Royal Albert Hall, amongst other venues. Laura has recorded for the BBC and for worldwide televised adverts and regularly performs at weddings as a soloist and as part of her quartet, the Diamond String Quartet.
After completing his Honours music degree and winning the Canon Jack Award for Piano Stuart
continued his post graduate studies at Trinity College London where he specialised in
accompanying, studying piano with Joseph Weingarten and harpsichord with Valda Aveling. On
completing his studies he was awarded the Alec Rowley Memorial Prize.
Returning to the West country Stuart built a career around teaching and performing.
Stuart’s experience and love of music is eclectic from playing cocktail piano, working with Jazz
ensembles, Big Bands, pit work for musicals, session work, répétiteur and performing at venues
from Wigmore Hall to Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo.
Accompanying has always played a large part in Stuart’s professional career which has been
rewarded by working with both top international musicians and some very talented young artists
through his work in schools.