The concerts of the O&LMS 2019/2020 season will all be held in the Bawtree Concert Hall in Hazelwood School's Baily Building, which is on the west side of the campus, near to the exit of the main car park.
Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, OXTED, Surrey RH8 0QU.
The modern facilities of the Baily Building include lifts from the foyer to all floors, thus enabling step-free access to the Bawtree Concert Hall. When coming to the main entrance of the Baily Building, please stand 2 paces back from the double doors as they open outwards.
The first 2 rows of the auditorium will be reserved for those who may have difficulty using the stairs in the hall. For every concert we will place individual chairs in appropriate places in order to further aid safe access. We will do our utmost to accommodate anyone who wishes to attend, whatever form of disability they may have.
Close to the venue there is a limited amount of parking in marked places for those with disabilities. We ask others coming to our concerts to please keep those spaces free and use the main car park as before.
The Bawtree Concert Hall has a bright, fresh acoustic which is praised by all the international musicians engaged by us. Best use is made of the state-of-the-art technology in the hall and one of these innovations allows us to create atmospheric lighting which can be focussed specifically on the performers.
The Yamaha grand piano has recently been completely refurbished and the sound is now equal to many pianos in the main London venues and has also been much praised by piano soloists, accompanists and the pianists in chamber music ensembles.
Please come along to hear high quality music being performed in a local venue with many modern attributes.
The 2019 Prizewinner - Marthinus Louw.
The 2018 Prizewinner - Oliver Payne
The 2017 Prizewinner - Camilla Savlieva.
The 2016 Prizewinner - Alexander Stejskal.
The 2015 Prizewinner - Elias Asli.
The 2014 Prizewinner - Eliza Percival.
In 2014 the O&LMS Committee introduced a music prize of an engraved pewter salver to be presented as an annual award to a talented young musician. The prize was an idea of David Lloyd, the Society's Chairman at that time. The salver has been inscribed "Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society Prize for a Young Musician of Promise at Hazelwood School". We invite the prizewinners to attend any concert of their choice in order that we can acknowledge their talent and achievements in front of an audience and in the local presss.
We have been given permission to announce short biographies about these remarkable young musicians. They were nominated by Hazelwood School's Head of Music and now O&LMS has great pleasure in introducing them to you.
2019 - Marthinus Louw
Still only 12 years old, Marthinus has grown into an exceptional all-round musician over the past few years. He plays the piano and the double bass and is a committed member of the School Orchestra, String Band, Jazz Group and Chapel Choir. His schedule is jam-packed with musical activities to which he contributes greatly week in, week out. A budding composer, Marthinus has taken the Jazz Group forward with some interesting time signatures and bass lines. He is also an integral member of the Chapel Choir and hopes to be part of the group when they travel to Belgium to compete in the 2020 World Choir Games.
2017 - Camilla Savlieva
Camilla was 9 years old when she was awarded the prize. She has been playing the piano since the age of 5. She developed an interest in music from an early age, and has shown a keen interest to learn different styles and genres of music. Camilla happily embraced the opportunity to continue playing the piano when she entered Hazelwood in 2011, and in 2015 she started taking singing lessons. Earlier in 2017 Camilla passed piano Grade 3 with distinction and in mid-2017 took Grade 3 voice. She enjoys playing with other Hazelwood musicians, and equally loves playing classical music and jazz. Her developing musicality and desire to learn music has received excellent support from her teachers.
2016 - Alexander Stejskal.
Alexander was 7 years old when he received the award and started having violin lessons when he was only 3 and a half. He was invited to perform at Cadogan Hall on his 5th birthday and has since performed at various well-known venues. In 2015 he was invited to perform the Bach Double Violin Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall. 2016 has also been a very exciting year for him. He met the world renowned violinist Dr. Lakshminarayana Subramaniam and got to play the Bach Double Violin Concerto with him. Alexander has been working closely with Ben Wragg from the Purcell School since 2016 as well as enjoying his lessons with Sara Young at Hazelwood School. Alexander performed at the opening of the School's beautiful new Baily Building in September 2016.
2015 - Elias Asli.
Elias was 11 years old when he received the award. He lived in Denmark until the age of 6, when he moved to Oxted. He started playing the cello at the same time and passed Grade 5 with Distinction in summer 2016. He particularly enjoys playing in chamber music groups and orchestras. His string quartet competed and performed at the Young Prague Music Festival 2015, gaining a silver medal. Elias also enjoys singing and regularly performed with the School choir and chamber vocal ensemble, both as a choir member and as a soloist. He started learning the acoustic guitar and experimented with many music genres. Elias has been awarded 2 school music prizes plus performing arts scholarship.
2014 - Eliza Percival
The first winner of the prize was Eliza Percival who, at the time of being