Clare Howick's latest two CDs, Cyril Scott: Sonatas 1-3 and British Women Composers have recently been released on the Naxos label. Clare's first CD, Cyril Scott: Sonata Lirica and Other Works was Editor's Choice in Gramophone.. See more on Clare's web site. It is available on Amazon - click here.
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The Kingston Philharmonia was formed in 1973 by Walter Wurzburger, who had established himself in Kingston as a composer, player, conductor and teacher. He conducted the orchestra for the next twenty-one years.
The orchestra is normally led by Clare Howick, and for 15 years, until April 2013, was conducted by Levon Parikian. Clare is an established professional soloist and orchestral leader of high reputation, who has been associated with the Orchestra since its inception.
For 15 years, until April 2013, the orchestra was conducted by Levon Parikian.
We are currently in the process of selecting a new conductor and Musical Director. We have chosen 5 conductors from a an excellent field, each of whom will conduct a concert until the end of the 2013-14 season. The orchestra will then choose one of these to lead us into the future.
We are now an established part of the musical landscape in Kingston-on-Thames, giving four concerts a year, mainly in Kingston Parish Church.
We always welcome new players — especially violins, violas, double bass and brass. Please get in touch with us via the contacts page if you are interested.