The Mary Bevan Recital: Lola Frisby Williams (clarinet) & Imaan Kashim (violin)

Two images side by side: on the left, a woman holding a clarinet smiles at the camera; on the right, a woman dressed in green plays the violin intently.
Date 16/06/2024 at 19.00 - 16/06/2024 at 20.45 Where Dining Hall

Join us for our annual Mary Bevan concert with prize winners of the prestigious Cambridge University Concerto Competition.

Two images side by side: on the left, a woman holding a clarinet smiles at the camera; on the right, a woman dressed in green plays the violin intently.


The Mary Bevan Recital began in 2011 when former Honorary Fellow, the late Professor Hugh Bevan, funded an annual concert in memory of his late wife, Mary Bevan. Mary was a great music lover, and also a Senior Member at Wolfson. Every year, winners of the prestigious Cambridge University Concerto Competition perform at the concert, one of the biggest musical events in the College calendar.

Join us following our garden party to hear competition prize winners, clarinettist Lola Frisby Williams, accompanied by pianist Eben Eyres and violinist Imaan Kashim.



Lola Frisby Williams is in her first year at Gonville and Caius College, reading Music. She attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music before going to Wells Cathedral School as a Specialist Musician for sixth form, studying with Marie Lloyd, Anna Hashimoto, and Richard Russell. She was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra. Lola was a joint winner of the Cambridge University Concerto Competition earlier this year, playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto.

Imaan Kashim studies violin with Maureen Smith and is reading music at St John’s College. A Cambridge Instrumental Award Scholarship holder, her solo experience ranges from performing the Bach Double Violin Concerto with the Chineke! Junior Orchestra at Kensington Palace, to appearing alongside the National Youth Harp Orchestra of Great Britain at the Menuhin Hall. As winner of the Cambridge University Concerto Competition she is due to perform a concerto with its flagship orchestra in 2025. Internationally, she partook in the 2019 Andrea Postacchini competition in Italy and was invited to perform at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie, by the American Festival of Fine Arts.  As an avid orchestral player, Imaan has led the Verbier International Orchestra, the Royal College of Music Junior Department’s flagship Chamber Orchestra, Surrey County Youth Orchestra, and National Children’s Orchestra. She regularly performs with the Chineke! Orchestra, playing at the BBC Proms, recording CD’s and film soundtracks. She was selected as a representative of the RCM’s Junior Department to perform to HRH King Charles III. 


Lola will be accompanied by pianist Eben Eyres and will play

Claude Debussy - Première Rhapsodie

Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1

Eric Dolphy - God Bless the Child

Michael Lowenstern - Trip 


Imaan will be accompanied by pianist Alex Trigg and will play

Prokofiev: 5 Melodies, Op.35 bis

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12 No.1


This event is open to everyone and there is no need to book.

Attendance is free for Wolfson Members and their guests. For non-Wolfson members, entrance is £10 or £5 for students (cash only).

There will be a drinks reception during the interval.



This event will take place in the Dining Hall on the first floor of our main building. There is step-free access with a lift and an accessible toilet.


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