Today’s recital at the Kirk of St. James features three European artists with a strong P.E.I. connection.
Beginning at 12:10 p.m. at 35 Fitzroy St. in Charlottetown, the musicians will share works from the German romantic period by Reinecke, Schumann, Brahms and von Herzogenberg.
Admission is by donation to the Kirk’s Choral Scholarships.
Isaac Shaw and Lena Westlund, who will play horn, are happy to be returning to the summer recital series along with Siobhan Parker on oboe and Frances McBurnie on piano.
Shaw, originally from Brackley Beach, has resided in Hamburg, Germany, since 2010 where he recently completed his master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theather. Shaw is thrilled to be extending his annual summer visit to P.E.I. in order to make his debut with the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra.
Lena Westlund, originally from Pinneberg, Germany, completed her bachelor’s degree in Hamburg, Germany together with Shaw. She now resides in Oslo, Norway where she is working on her master’s degree.
Siobhan Parker, hailing originally from Larkhall, Scotland, began playing the oboe at the age of 10. Moving in 2014 to Gotherburg, Sweden, she began her master’s studies at the Swedish National Orchestral Academy. In 2016, Parker won a position in the Orchestra Academy of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and has enjoyed a busy freelancing career since then.