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Napier Notes: Andoni Santoyo-Brown and friends.

Napier Notes
22 February 2019, 6.30pm, Donations

Andoni Santoyo-Brown (guitar)
Joanna Stark (cello)
Macaulay Lock (guitar)
Megan Porter (flute)

A programme to include solos for guitar and cello as well as duets for flute & guitar and guitar & cello. The programme will range from the classical era through to the romantic era and include music from Latin America and new music.


Andoni Santoyo-Brown is a Spanish/Scottish conductor, classical guitarist and composer. Andoni is

currently studying at Edinburgh Napier under the tuition of virtuoso guitarist Simon Thacker. He is

the current principal conductor of the Edinburgh University Medics Orchestra and regularly performs

with the Edinburgh Napier Guitar ensemble – who in 2018 came first in guitar ensembles at the

Edinburgh Competition Festival. As a soloist Andoni has performed at many concerts and recitals

across Scotland. As a conductor Andoni has studied under Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Michael Harris and

John Longstaff and has worked with the Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra and the Sherborne

Summer School Orchestra. Andoni has performed repertoire from the Renaissance through to the

present day and has also a passion for new music – composing for choirs and chamber groups.

Joanna Stark is a final year cellist on the Bachelor of Music Degree at Edinburgh Napier University,

studying under the tutelage of Robin Mason since 2015. Her broad and diverse musical interests have

led her to numerous performance engagements across the UK, including with the National Youth

Orchestra of Scotland at the 2016 BBC Proms and with her folk duo, Shamblestone, at the 2017

BBC2 Young Folk Awards Semi-Finals. Within the University, Joanna has been lucky to work in

collaboration with student and professional composers, performing new music for dance, film, theatre,

improvisation and site-specific projects. Beyond her degree, Joanna is interested in furthering her

practice as a folk and chamber musician, as well as continuing current research in music therapy.

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Macaulay Lock is a talented young guitarist and composer whose repertoire and

inspiration draws from a diverse, eclectic, and colourful musical palette. He is

currently studying music at Edinburgh Napier University under the tutelage of

acclaimed guitarist Simon Thacker. Through his studies, he has premiered music by

composer Kenneth Dempster at the Usher Hall as part of the contemporary chamber

ensemble, as well as performed a range of repertoire with the Edinburgh Napier

Guitar Ensemble. Macaulay has also performed as a soloist with Edinburgh

Chamber orchestra and will be performing with Edinburgh Napier Chamber

Orchestra later this year.

Megan Porter is a Flautist from West Lothian, Scotland. Megan is in her third year of the

Bachelor of Music course at Edinburgh Napier University, studying under Andrea Kuypers.

She regularly performs as part of ensembles and chamber groups and is presently a

member of the Edinburgh Napier University Orchestra, the Edinburgh University Musical

Medics Orchestra and Flutes Unlimited flute choir. Since beginning her studies at Napier,

Megan has developed a great interest in new music and has had the privilege to work on

behalf of a variety of composers. She recently premiered a site-specific composition by

Katrina Burton written for bass flute and cello as well as performing as part of the Napier

Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Usher Hall for the Napier graduations.

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