Last term, Brasenose music undergraduate Claire Wickes starred as a soloist at the Hilary Term concert of the Oxford University Philharmonia orchestra.
The concert was held at the Sheldonian Theatre, and featured Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Nielsen's Flute Concerto (Soloist: Claire Wickes) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique), conducted by Benjamin Goodson. The evening also including a pre-concert talk by Dr Daniel Grimley, University Lecturer and Fellow of Merton College, who recently published the book Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernism.
Claire was the winner of this year's Oxford University Philharmonia concerto competition, which earned her the right to choose a concerto to perform with the orchestra. She commented: "the Nielsen flute concerto is really a very challenging piece for both orchestra and soloist and everything came together perfectly. The Sheldonian was packed full, with a great turn-out from Brasenose."