Amici Ensemble

june, 2021

12jun11:00 am12:00 amAmici Ensemble

Event Details


Reger – Trio in G major for Flute, Violin & Viola

Beethoven – String Trio in G major Op. 90 No. 1

Mozart Flute Quartet in D major


Rebecca Scott-Smissen – Violin

Rebecca comes from a family of musicians. After a fantastic start learning the violin with her mother, Ita Herbert, then Sheila Nelson, she went on to study with Yossi Zivoni at the Royal Northern. Fortunate to win a scholarship to study in Chicago with Shmuel Ahkenasi, she began free lancing in a number of orchestras and joined a Blues quartet that toured extensively. Returning to London in 1991, Rebecca played with various London orchestras and Glyndebourne touring opera  until she became a member of the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields, Orchestra of St. John’s and City of London Sinfonia.

She has taught throughout her career including seventeen years at Harrow school andcurrently at Woodbridge school.


Anna Noakes – Flute

Anna Noakes, concerto and recording soloist with BBC Concert Orchestra and RNSO has performed at the QEH, Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician as well as at many of Britain’s most respected Festivals, such as Cheltenham, Brighton, Leicester, Salisbury, City of London and Dartington. her
Her playing has inspired composers such as Simon Holt, Martin Yates, Cecilia McDowall, John Ashton Thomas, Dave Heath and Martin Butler to write for her.
Anna has recorded numerous CD’s for Dutton, ASV, Naxos and Guild of both solo and chamber music, many of which have received Gramophone Magazine’s coveted “Critics Choice”.

Anna broadcasts for BBC Radio3 and Classic FM and works as Guest Principal Flute with the LPO, Philharmonia, RPO, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and ENO’s together with ECO, Northern Sinfonia, CLS, Locrian Ensemble and Britten Sinfonia.
She is also in demand to record the music for Film and TV, scores that include, Kingsman, Golden Circle, James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Stardust, Hugo, Arthur, Chicken Run, Golden Compass, Black Swan, Narnia series, Harry Potter, Shrek, Da Vinci Code, Bridget Jones and Love Actually to name a few.
Professor of Flute at Trinity College of Music for seventeen years, Anna has given masterclasses for BFS, RAM, RNCM, GSMD, DIC Dublin, Cork School of Music and is currently the woodwind coach for both World Youth Orch, LSSO and Cambridge University.
Anna is a founder member of the South American Folk Ensemble ‘INCA’ and was for ten years the Artistic Director of the Yoxford Arts Festival

Bob Smissen – Viola

Born in Mansfield Nottinghamshire, near where Robin Hood lived, Bob Smissen won a scholarship to Chethams School of Music and went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music, from which he graduated with distinction. After playing with the European Community Youth Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe he took the position of principal viola with the Northern Sinfonia before joining the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has been principal viola for over 30 years. He often performs as a soloist with the orchestra, and as a member of the ASMF chamber ensemble and the Pro Arte Piano Quartet, he has performed, broadcast and recorded all over the world. Recent recordings include the complete Brahms piano quartets and Dittersdorf duo concerto. Robert is regularly invited to play with established ensembles, including the Brodsky and Allegri quartets, the Fleesensee Festival with Julia Fischer and friends, and the World Orchestra for Peace.
He enjoys a varied diet of music making, including teaching, coaching and education projects ranging from schools for special needs to further education. Being a father of five and having a high maintenance wife limit his other interests, but they include walking his dogs, gardening, DIY, early renaissance art, philosophy, cooking and cricket.
Recent mentions in dispatches: “I’ll remember especially the vigorously splashing bulldog, the warmly felt Nimrod and, from Robert Smissen in Dorabella the subtlest, sweetest solo viola in the world.” R.F.H. Geoff Brown The Times
“ Robert Smissen’s dynamite viola solo powerfully elevated the Élégie.” Concertgebouw David Pinedo Bachtrack.


Juliet Welchman

Juliet studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Baillie and subsequently with William Pleeth on a Fleming scholarship.

Her first position was with English National Opera, before moving to Scottish Opera as Principal Cello. For ten years she was Principal Cello with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, performing as soloist, and in chamber music with its Music Director Anthony Marwood.

She has played guest Principal with orchestras including the BBC Scottish, Hallé, Opera North, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, and with Manchester Camerata where she was also a member. 

Juliet now plays with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and also with chamber orchestras such as Britten Sinfonia and City of London Sinfonia. Recently she has also played with London Sinfonietta and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.  

She has been a member of various chamber ensembles including The Praga Piano Trio and the Killaloe and Dom string Quartets.

Juliet coaches quartets and ensembles at the Saffron Centre for Young Musicians in Saffron Walden and enjoys taking part in education and outreach work. Now living near Colchester with her husband and two sons aged 14 and 10, she runs a cello club at the village primary school for budding cellists, and is a taxi service to football for her sons.


Saturday 12th of June at 10.45 & 14.15 (repeated programme)

Doors open at 10.45 & 14.15

Performances start at 11.00 and 14.30

Tickets: £10.00

Available from the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall Box Office HERE

or on Tuesday and Friday 10am to 12pm at the AJH corner office

Seating has been set up in ‘bubbles’. Please book the appropriate ‘bubble’ for the the size of your party. If you have difficulties booking your tickets please call 07854650770





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