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KAREN
GEOGHEGAN
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RA 0041
DUTILLEUX, H.
Oboe Sonata / JOLIVET, A.
Chant de Linos / DEBUSSY, C.
Premiere rapsodie (Premier Prix) (Koushk-Jalali, Hashimoto, Geoghegan, ...
CHAN 10748
Weber
Orchestral Works
CHAN 10700
Trumpet Concertos
apres le nuit… Philippe Schartz
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BIOGRAPHY

Karen Geoghegan began her studies at the Junior department of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama under Janet Bloxwich. Whilst there, she won the Gilbert Innes Prize for woodwind as well as the 2004 concerto competition, and was awarded the Wolfson Scholarship. She is currently studying with John Orford as a third year undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded a full entrance scholarship from the South Square Trust and the Leverhulme Foundation. During her time at the Royal Academy, she has won the Violet M. Wallace Award, the Florence Woodbridge Prize for bassoon and the Helen Read Prize. Karen Geoghegan was runner-up in the 2007 BBC 2 programme Classical Star for her performance of Hummel’s Bassoon Concerto with the City of London Sinfonia at LSO St Luke’s. She has recently appeared as a soloist with the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra, the Scottish Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

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CHAN 10477
Karen Geoghegan plays works for Bassoon and Orchestra
But Geoghegan has real expressive maturity too. Elgar’s Romance is heavenly and, as an encore, Gershwin’s ‘Summertime...
CHAN 10511
Wolf-Ferrari
Orchestral Works

"A warm welcome to a superb collection of Wolf-Ferrari’s sparkling orchestral music... The Chandos recording is first...

CHAN 10521
French Bassoon Works

“… a clever recital of French miniatures, ranging from Henri Dutilleux’s Chaplinesque ‘Sarabande et Cortège...

CHAN 10613
Mozart/ Rossini/ Kreutzer/ Crusell
Bassoon Works

“…It’s quite rare for bassoonists to have the opportunity to perform and record their rep...

CHAN 10700
Trumpet Concertos
apres le nuit… Philippe Schartz

“...The Concertino by French composer Andre Jolivet is the most standard piece here in terms of trumpe...

CHAN 10703
Fantasies for Bassoon

“...There’s a wonderfully natural, unpretentious quality to Geoghegan’s phrasing and expression – especially in the Schuman...

CHAN 10748
Weber
Orchestral Works

“...These are lively, virtuoso performances of works of considerable originality in compostion ... Karen Geoghegan gives a deli...