Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts 2019

Concert Admission Times
Doors open at 11.30 a.m.

You are invited to join us for our series of free lunchtime concerts for the 2019 Festival. Why not have a day by the sea in Budleigh Salterton, enjoy some local food and come to a free lunchtime concert.

A retiring collection will be made at each event.

The Festival programme is correct at time of publication.  

Lunchtime Concerts

Eliza Haskins – Recorder

Friday 12th July at 12 noon
Temple Methodist Church


Eliza lives in Kingsbridge, Devon and began learning the recorder at the age of eight. Following lessons in primary school, she was awarded a place at the prestigious Purcell School of Music studying with Barbara Law. Eliza reached the woodwind category final of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2018 and was awarded the Walter Todd prize for ‘Most Promising Musician’ outside of the overall final. Eliza is currently studying the recorder under Tabea Debus at Wells Cathedral School. Eliza will be performing an eclectic programme which reflects her varied interests from mediaeval to contemporary music.

Lunchtime Concerts

ISCA Ensemble

Saturday 13th July at 12 noon
St. Peter’s Church


The Isca Ensemble, formed over a decade ago, comprises over 70 experienced amateur and former professional players drawn from all over the South West. Under its Musical Director, Roger Hendy, the orchestra continues to receive high critical acclaim and regularly engages professional soloists. Its regular concert base is Sidmouth Parish Church but it also plays occasionally in Exeter Cathedral. For this special lunchtime concert, a number of leading Isca string players will be joined by oboist Joe Sharp from Exmouth to present a popular programme to include music by Elgar, Ireland, Mozart, Ennio Morricone and others.

Lunchtime Concerts

Nina Savićević - Piano

Monday 15th July at 12 noon
Temple Methodist Church


Born in Plymouth in 2001 and brought up in Exeter, Nina first started piano at the age of five. She is currently studying for her A Levels at Wells Cathedral School, where she is taught piano by Professor Hillary Coates. Her awards include the Vicars Close Prize for the highest mark for ABRSM Grade 8 piano in the South West Region (aged fourteen) and a Robert Lewin Scholarship. She has performed at venues throughout the South West and in Scotland, Croatia, Serbia and Russia. Nina is looking forward to participating in next year’s BBC Young Musician Competition.

Lunchtime Concerts

Isabelle Barber – Violin

Tuesday 16th July at 12 noon
Temple Methodist Church


Accompanied by Kevin Hurst on piano.

Isabelle began playing the violin at four years old. Aged nine she auditioned successfully for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Isabelle plays in a range of ensembles from trios to orchestra, fueling her passion for orchestral, chamber music and solo playing. She sings with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and enjoys composing in her free time. She is in her final year at Millfield School and plans to study for a music degree starting September 2019. Isabelle’s recital will have a mid-European flavour with pieces by Smetana and others. Her accompanist Kevin Hurst lives in Budleigh, teaches piano and clarinet, and performed in the 2018 Festival.

Lunchtime Concerts

Joseph Pritchard – Cello

Wednesday 17th July at 12 noon
Temple Methodist Church


Brought up near Frome, Joe Pritchard started playing aged six and learned with Louise Padday and Ioan Davies at Wells Cathedral School before going on to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Thomas Carroll. Previously Principal Cello of the National Youth Orchestra, Joe is a prizewinner at the Two Moors Festival Young Musicians Competition, performing in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, Joe was a Strings Category Finalist in BBC Young Musician Competition and in 2018 participated in the prestigious Gstaad String Academy. He is currently a student of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies with Hannah Roberts.

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Jerome Blackburn – Percussion

Thursday 18th July at 12 noon
Temple Methodist Church


Brought up in Sidmouth, Jerome began playing the drum kit, aged ten, and started orchestral percussion a few years later.  He is now studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, working closely with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and CBSO and receiving lessons from CBSO percussionists, Mat Hardy and Adrian Spillett.  He has travelled to Spain and Germany for lessons from highly acclaimed teachers such as Alexej Gerassimez.  In March 2018 he performed at the Gymnastics World Cup in the Birmingham Arena. He has performed in many concert halls around the world, including Harbin, North China, with the Amadeus Orchestra.

Lunchtime Concerts

Jade Gall – Saxophone with Alex Wilson – Piano

Friday 19th July at 12 noon
Temple Methodist Church


Experienced in jazz, classical and pop fields, Jade has performed alongside top-class international musicians, including Allison Adams Tucker, Claire Martin, Clare Teal, Jason Rebello and Duncan Lamont. She has studied with Hannah Marcinowicz, Nigel Wood and Gerard McChrystal, has an MA in Music Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2013) and is a FTCL (Fellow of Trinity College, London) in saxophone performance. Her accompanist Alex Wilson has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow, and has championed contemporary music on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 6 Music.

Lunchtime Concerts

Andreas Moutsioulis – Guitar

Saturday 20th July at 12 noon
Temple Methodist Church


Now based in Bristol, Andreas studied classical guitar in Thessaloniki, at the Ionian University and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and has played professionally since the age of sixteen. He has been a prize-winner in several international competitions. He has toured extensively in Europe and the USA, performing both as a classical guitarist and as a lead guitarist in pop, folk and contemporary bands.

He has arranged works by several composers for solo guitar and ensembles. Andreas is an independent recording artist and music producer and has released two CD albums combining music from a variety of genres and cultures.