Victoria Soames Samek as soloist
Performing in the major concert halls in the UK including the South Bank Centre, Cheltenham International Festival and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and in South America, she has performed live on Radio 3 with the orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. Commissioning a bass clarinet concerto entitles Autumn Sonata by Thea Musgrave, she recorded this and Musgrave’s clarinet concerto with the BBC Scottish under the direction of the composer.
‘Victoria Soames Samek projected the personality of the bass clarinet and Thea Musgrave’s music with technical mastery and glowing musicianship.’ Musical Opinion.
From the clarinet repertoire; from Mozart loved Clarinet Concert K622 to the British pastoral piece of the 20 th century, the Concerto by Gerald Finzi. From the virtuosi early romantic concertos by Weber; the rare romantic concerto by Stanford and Copland’s jazzy clarinet concerto to the rarely heard master-work concertos from the 20 th century by Goldschmidt and Françaix. Victoria Soames Samek offers a wealth of concertos.
‘…. Victoria Soames Samek, whose sumptuous sound is a feast in this age of blandness.’
The Daily Telegraph
‘Victoria Soames Samek has a beautifully rounded tone, a sensitive feeling for style and seemingly effortless technique.’