Emily and Jason Anderson
Emily Heathcote – Clarinettist
Emily began studying the clarinet at the age of 6. Following on from her studies as a scholarship student at the Royal College of Music, Emily won a full scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prizes include June Emerson Chamber Music Prize, Sussex Recital Prize, finalist in the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Competition, twice woodwind finalist in the Tunbridge Wells International Concert Artist Competition, finalist in the 5th Israeli Chamber Music Competition, finalist in the Needlemakers Prize, and the Mary Richmond Ryan Award, Marlow Music Medal, as well as being offered a place as Junior Fellow in Chamber Music and a double Masters degree with Distinction from the Guildhall School.
Emily has recorded for BBC Radio 3 and Channel 4 and has performed for the Maltese Government, at Buckingham Palace, Colston Hall Bristol, Cliveden House, Victoria and Albert Museum, Linbury Theatre ROH, and the Royal Overseas League. Other chamber music performances include working with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jason Anderson – Pianist / Composer
Jason works as a freelance pianist and composer based in London. Originally from the Philippines, he moved to England when he was 4, completing his music studies at the Purcell School of Music, Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a scholar.
He has performed extensively throughout the UK and overseas as a solo and duo recitalist including at the Purcell room, Cadogan Hall, Colston Hall, Cliveden House, for BBC Radio 3, and onboard Cunard Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2. Other noteable performances include for HRH The Prince of Wales, former President Ramos of the Philippines, and most recently performing as a soloist with the Bristol Chamber Orchestra. As a composer prizes include the BBC Guardian Proms Young composer award, and performances at the Wigmore Hall, for BBC Radio 3, collaborations with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as arranging music for both professional musicians and dancers, and for school performances.