Jun
12
1:00 PM13:00

12/06 - David Malusa (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields, 1.00pm

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PROGRAMME

S. Rachmaninov – Variations on a theme of Chopin, Op. 22 

F. Liszt – Totentanz, S525 

 

David Malusà graduated cum laude from the Conservatorio Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza and then completed the Masters of Music programme and the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music in London. He is now under the tutelage of Louis Lortie.

David is a prizewinner of several national and international competitions, including the 16th Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition. He was then invited to make his debut recital at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile and the Wigmore Hall in London – a CD was released under S.W. Mitchell Capital Records of this latter live performance.

An acclaimed soloist and keen chamber musician, Malusà has played in many prestigious piano festivals and concert halls worldwide. He appeared as a soloist with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra and the Goodensemble Orchestra performing Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto under the batons of Roland Melia and Michael Poll. Most recently, David also performed with the Orpheus Sinfonia at St. John’s Smith Square in London, conducted by Thomas Carroll.

David has been supported by The Nora Popple Award, Henry TS Entertainment, the Pavia Rotary Club District 2050 and the Concordia Foundation. Most recently, Malusà has been appointed Associate Teacher for the Pianoman Scholarship Scheme and Music Director for the charity “Hearts in Harmony”.

www.davidmalusa.com

 

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25/05 - Piotr Dec (clarinet) & Edyta Lajdorf (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

25/05 - Piotr Dec (clarinet) & Edyta Lajdorf (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

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PROGRAMME

Witold Lutosławski – Dance preludes
Antoni Szalowski – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Karol Szymanowski – Fantasy op 14

Francis Poulenc - Sonata for clarinet and piano
 

Piotr Dec won the 2018 prestigious international award Yamaha Music for Europe, as well as all special prizes and a laureate of the Solo Woodwind Competition, held at the Royal College of Music in London, where he won the main Clarinet Prize. He is also a recipient of the R.C. Wyse Bequest Award.

Most recently Piotr recorded works of Errollyn Wallen for the BBC Radio 3 and he has appeared playing solo at the London Contemporary Music Festival, Banstead Arts Festival, Purley Festival, performing works by Amy Bryce. He premiered Dan Chappell's 'After a Portrait' at the National Portrait Gallery and also featured playing solo on a recording for Chinese Berita Global television (BGT). In May 2017, Piotr made his professional debut playing solo in the Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room.

Piotr Dec is currently studying modern clarinet with Mark van de Viel and Angela Malsbury as a scholar of Master of Art program at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London.

Edyta Lajdorf was born in Poland. She is a Master of Music scholar of Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Edyta has completed her Bachelor Degree at the Royal College of Music in London.

Recently Edyta has received the Donemus prize in the Prix Annelie de Man in Amsterdam in the Netherlands (2015), second prize in the Valetta International Piano Competition in Malta (2014), been the finalist of the 1st International Piano Competition ‘Performance without limits’ in Lodz in Poland (2013) and won the WISE Foundation’s Outstanding Artist award in Boston in the United States (2012).

Edyta has performed internationally in the Czech Republic, United States, Netherlands, Malta, Poland and in the United Kingdom. She is supported by the Henry Wood Trust, Leverhulme Trust, EMI Music Sound Foundation and WISE Foundation.

Piotr and Edyta are both proud to be Concordia Foundation Artists.

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18/05 - Zelkova Quartet (string quartet) -  St Martin-in-the-Fields
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

18/05 - Zelkova Quartet (string quartet) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven -

String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 (‘Razumovsky’)

 

Zelkova Quartet

Violin 1 – Caroline Pether

Violin 2 – Ed Pether

Viola – Alex Mitchell

Cello – Jonathan Pether

Winners of the 2017 St Martin's Chamber Music Competition, the Manchester-based Zelkova Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Recent performances include recitals at St Martin in the Fields, St John's Smith Square, Moscow's Rachmaninov Hall and the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Prior to their success at the St Martin's Competition, the quartet were awarded the Elias Fawcett Trust Prize for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the 2014 Royal Overseas League Competition. 

artially made up of three siblings, the quartet takes its name from the beautiful Zelkova tree, found commonly around Europe and East Asia.

 

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15/05 - Tamesis Duo (cello piano)  - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital
May
15
11:30 AM11:30

15/05 - Tamesis Duo (cello piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital

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Programme

Debussy – Clair de Lune

Liszt – Liebestraum (Love dream) No. 3

Cassado – Preludio – Fantasia

Saint-Saëns – The Swan

Massenet – Thaïs MeditaIon

de Falla – Suite Populaire Espagnole

Rachmaninoff – Vocalise

Joplin – The Entertainer
Arlen - Over the rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)

Rachmaninoff – Elegy Op. 3 No. 1 Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5

Urška Horvat is a young Slovenian cellist, a recipient of numerous awards and prizes from naIonal and internaIonal compeIIons. She has performed in Slovenia, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, France and Turkey, as a soloist, in various chamber ensembles and different orchestras. She has appeared in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. MarIn in the Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, Cadogan Hall, King's Place, Southbank Centre and Flagey (Belgium).

Francesca Fierro has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in ArgenIna, Italy, Spain, Germany and United Kingdom. Francesca has been awarded in naIonal and internaIonal compeIIons and performed for major fesIvals and important venues such as St. MarIn in the Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, Blackheath Halls.

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04/05 - Phillip Leslie (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
May
4
1:10 PM13:10

04/05 - Phillip Leslie (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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Programme

Beethoven: Piano Sonata 28 Opus 101

i. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung

ii. Lebhaft, marschmäßig

iii. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll

iv. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit

Debussy: Estampes 

i. Pagodes

ii. La soirée dans Grenade

iii. Jardins sous la pluie

Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasy opus 61

ritish Pianist, Phillip Leslie started his piano tuition at age seven in Cornwall. He graduated with first class honours and the Silver Medal Keyboard Award from Trinity Laban. Previously, he has studied with Martino Tirimo, Margaret Fingerhut & Philip Fowke. Currently, he is an Arthur Haynes and Helen Roll Scholar and studies with Peter Tuite. This year he received the Weingarten Prize for Piano from Trinity. Phillip was a finalist in the John Longmire Piano Competition, Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition and a semi-finalist in the Jacques Samuel's Intercollegiate Piano Competition. He won the Angela Rinsler award at the national finals of the EPTA Piano Competition. Phillip has had masterclasses with Leon McCawley, Boris Petruchansky & Pascal Roge. He has performed in venues such as St Martin in the Fields, Steinway Hall, Pamoja Hall, St James’s Piccadilly & Blackheath Halls. Phillip was interviewed on BBC Radio in 2016 and toured the Isle of Wight, twice, with BYOSE. Future engagements include a recital at the Reid Concert Hall in Edinburgh which will celebrate the music of Kenneth Leighton.

 

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03/05 - Julia Hwang (violin) & Charles Matthews (piano) - New North London Synagogue - 1.00pm
May
3
1:00 PM13:00

03/05 - Julia Hwang (violin) & Charles Matthews (piano) - New North London Synagogue - 1.00pm

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Programme

Beethoven  Violin  Sonata No. 8 in G Major

Lutoslawski—-Subito

Debussy—-Claire de Lune

Frolov—-Concert Fantasia on themes from Porgy and Bess

Julia Hwang

Julia gave her debut at the age of nine, and since then has performed extensively both in the UK and abroad. She is a cultural ambassador for BRACE Alzheimer’s Research, and recently released a CD with Signum Classics to critical acclaim. She graduated from Cambridge University with the Larmor Award, and currently studies at the Royal College of Music.

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01/05 - Anna Geniushene (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital
May
1
11:30 AM11:30

01/05 - Anna Geniushene (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital

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Programme

J. Bach – Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christe”

M. Clementi – Sonata F Sharp Minor in Three Movements: Allegro, Lento, Allegro

R. Schumann – Humoresque Op.20 Mov. 1-6

S. Rachmaninov - Etudes-Tableaux Op.33 No.1/3/5/6/7/8

Anna Geniushene commenced her Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. Since this Wme she became a winner of more than four different internaWonal compeWWons, including: Mauro Monopoli CompeWWon (Italy 2017), Sheepdrove CompeWWon (Newbury, 2017), Feruccio Busoni Piano CompeWWon (Italy, 2017).Anna is preparing to give her evening recital in Wigmore Hall on 14th June 2018.

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20/03 - Sofia Castillo (flute) & Marie Otaka (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital
Mar
20
11:30 AM11:30

20/03 - Sofia Castillo (flute) & Marie Otaka (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital

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Programme TBC

 

 

Sofia Castillo has recently graduated from the Royal College of Music, London for a Master of Performance where she was a Doctor Knobel Fund Scholar with Sue Thomas, Celia Chambers and Stuart McIlwham. In 2011 she began studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Anna Noakes and Margaret Campbell. Sofia has recently won the 1st Flute prize in the RCM Solo Competition and the Edward & Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize 2017. 

Sofia has performed at many of the major concert halls in London including Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James's Church, Piccadilly. With orchestras including Hastings Philharmonic, Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, YMSO, Orion Orchestra, Siegfried Camerata and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra working with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Thomas Zehetmair, Nicholas Collon, Martin Andre and Garry Walker.

She has premiered and recorded works by various composers and has done numerous recordings for short films, video games and documentaries such as the BBC ‘Horizon’ documentary, the audio production/software company ‘Auddict’ and the Musical Productions 'Rainfall'.

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06/03 - Inigo Berrade (accordion) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital
Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

06/03 - Inigo Berrade (accordion) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital

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 Domenico Scarlatti  Sonata in C Major "Pastoral" - K 513

 César Franck - Pastorale - op.19

Isaac Albéniz - from Chant's d'Espagne , IV Córdoba - op 232, n. 4

 Moritz Moszkowski - Spanish Capriccio

 Antonio Soler  - Sonata in F Major  - R41

Franck Angelis - Soliloque

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio in B minor - KV 540

 Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion

 Petri Makkonen - Disco Toccatta

 Franck Angelis - Study on "Chiquilín de Bachín"

Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade was born in 1994 in Barañáin (Navarra) where he started playing accordion at the age of 7. He is now a Master of Arts graduate from the Royal Academy of Music (London).His aim as a musician is to contribute to show the generally unknown possibilities that accordion can display.

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02/03 - Consone Quartet - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Mar
2
1:10 PM13:10

02/03 - Consone Quartet - St James's Church, Piccadilly

PROGRAMME

Joseph Haydn:

 String Quartet in C major, Op.20/2

String Quartet in G major, Op.77/1

 

CONSONE QUARTET

Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2012, the Consone Quartet is dedicated to exploring Classical and early Romantic repertoire on period instruments. Winners of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Prize, Consone was awarded two prizes at York International Young Artists Competition in 2015, including a place on the EEEmerging Scheme in France. The quartet was recently selected to continue into the third and final year of the Eeemerging Scheme, which offers residencies in France and Slovenia, European concert engagements and a CD recording which will be released in the autumn of 2018.

Consone was selected to take part in the 2016/2017 Brighton Early Music Festival Live! Scheme and has since been re-invited to BREMF to present a programme wich was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The quartet was recently selected as Concordia Foundation artists.

Consone has participated in several Chamber Studio public masterclasses at King’s Place with Richard Lester and Alasdair Beatson as well as a masterclass at Lake District Summer Music with Robert Cohen.

The quartet has collaborated with soprano Gillian Keith, clarinettists Vlad Weverbergh, Jane Booth and Colin Lawson, flautist Ashley Solomon, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet and members of the Hanover Band. 

Past performances include a critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut and appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, York Early Music Festival, Buxton International Festival, Cadogan Hall, The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace and others. The group has performed in various European countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy and the Czech Republic) and will be travelling to Bolivia in April 2018 to perform at the Misiones de Chiquitos Early Music Festival. 

Other future engagements include a Bach weekend at Cheltenham Festival with Mahan Esfahani, Concerts d’été à St Germain, Geneva and a tour of the north of England and Scotland in 2019.

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01/03 - Julia Hwang (violin) & Jennifer Hughes (piano) - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Mar
1
1:00 PM13:00

01/03 - Julia Hwang (violin) & Jennifer Hughes (piano) - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

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PROGRAMME

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Johannes Brahms: Scherzo from FAE Sonata

George Gershwin: It Ain’t Necessarily So George Gershwin: Bess, You Is My Woman Now

Edward Elgar: Chanson de Matin

Claude Debussy: Clair de lune

Nigel Hess: Ladies in Lavender

 Igor Stravinsky: Danse Russe

 Manuel Ponce: Estrellita

Julia Hwang

Julia gave her debut at the age of nine, and since then has performed extensively both in the UK and abroad. She is a cultural ambassador for BRACE Alzheimer’s Research, and recently released a CD with Signum Classics to critical acclaim. She graduated from Cambridge University with the Larmor Award, and currently studies at the Royal College of Music.

Jennifer Hughes

Jennifer is a collaborative pianist based in London and Cambridge. She has performed across Europe, and appeared at Festivals around the world. She has been awarded many prizes including the Royal Over-Seas League Accompanist’s Prize, and is currently a Duo Coach at the Royal College of Music.

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20/02 - Raphael Lang (cello) & Mina Beldimanescu (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital
Feb
20
11:30 AM11:30

20/02 - Raphael Lang (cello) & Mina Beldimanescu (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital

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PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude from Suite no. 1

Gabriel Fauré - Sicilienne

David Popper - Chanson villageoise

Camille Saint-Sæns - The Swan

Georg Goltermann - Capriccio

Maurice Ravel - Habanera

Frescobaldi/ Cassadó - Toccata

Johann Sebastian Bach - Bourree from Suite no. 3

George Enescu - Saltarello

Gabriel Fauré- Elegie

Enrique Granados - Spanish Dance

Franz Schubert - Auf dem Wasser zu singen

David Popper - Zur Gitarre

Astor Piazzolla- Libertango

The Arcana Ensemble is a family group of musicians who graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London. They have studied with Mats Lidstrom, Philip Jenkins, Jack Liebeck and Diana Ketler.

The Ensemble has performed extensively in Massachusetts, USA, since July 2011, and have concertized in France and Romania as well.

In the UK, the Arcana Ensemble has performed numerous times within the Royal Academy of Music and in the London area. As Concordia Foundation Artists, they gave their debut recital at St. James's Church,Piccadilly in March 2016.

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19/02 - Concordia Prizewinners Concert (in association with The Worshipful Company of Musicians) - Wigmore Hall
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

19/02 - Concordia Prizewinners Concert (in association with The Worshipful Company of Musicians) - Wigmore Hall

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The Concordia Prizewinners Concert in association with the Worshipful Company of Musicians will take place at Wigmore Hall on Monday 19th February 2018 at 7.30 pm.

The featured artists are the Behn Quartet - Kate Oswin, Alicia Berendse, Lydia Abell and Ghislaine McMullin - and baritone Henry Neill accompanied by Somi Kim.

 PROGRAMME

 Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Quartet Op 36

Maxwell Davies: Quartet Movement WoO 29

Loewe: Tom der Reimer; Hinkende Jamben; Freibeuter; Meeresleuchten

Wolf: Five Songs from Mõrike-Lieder

Judith Weir: Songs from the Exotic

Ravel: String Quartet in F

 Please attend if you can, and help support our young award-winners.

Please book your concert tickets direct with the Wigmore Hall: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/behn-quartet-neill-kim-duo-201802191930 or telephone the Box Office on 020 7935 2141.

 

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08/02 - Jamal Aliyev (cello), Daniel Evans (piano) - New North London Synagogue - 1.00pm
Feb
8
1:00 PM13:00

08/02 - Jamal Aliyev (cello), Daniel Evans (piano) - New North London Synagogue - 1.00pm

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PROGRAMME

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata

Martinu Variations on a Theme of Rossini

Henry Eccles Sonata for Cello and Piano

Rachmaninov Vocalise

BBC Introducing Classical Artist" Jamal Aliyev is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after cellists of his generation. His debut album with Anna Fedorova, Russian Masters was released in March 2017 on Champs Hill Records. Jamal will also record with Classic FM and Warner Classics next season for which the esteemed composer Sir Karl Jenkins will write a piece especially for him.

Jamal Aliyev gave his solo debut performance at the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London in 2017 where he performed with Keith Lockhart conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra. Same year, he gave his solo debut appearance at the Royal Festival Hall in London under the baton of Sir Karl Jenkins and the Philharmonia.
Aliyev appeared on one of the world’s most influential classical music stations ‘BBC Radio 3’ regularly since 2012 when he was first invited to perform on Sean Rafferty's programme "In Tune” following his "BBC Radio 3 live broadcast" solo debut with BBC Concert Orchestra at the Menuhin Hall in London. Aliyev frequently performs live on on both television and radio. Appearances include Medici TV, London Live TV, Moscow 24 TV, Romania TV and Classic FM.

Jamal Aliyev has performed in various prestigious festivals including the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Kronberg Festival in Germany and Enescu Festival in Romania. Additionally, he has been the First Prize winner of many international competitions including; Trakya International Competition (2002), V. Antonio Janigro International Competition (2004), Muriel Taylor Cello Competition (2014), Croydon Concerto Competition (2015), Bromsgrove International Competition (2015), Eastbourne Concerto Competition (2016), Arts Club - Sir Karl Jenkins Music competition (2017), Musicians Company Prince’s Prize (2017).


Jamal Aliyev enjoys performing as a solo artist as well as a chamber musician and has toured throughout Europe and Asia. His recent performances include prestigious venues such as: The Wigmore Hall (London), Royal Albert Hall (London) Royal Festival Hall (London), The Atheneum (Bucharest), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Reims Cathedral (France), The Arts Parliament House (Singapore), The Presidential Concert Hall (Turkey), Istrian Assembly Hall (Croatia), The Saanen Church (Menuhin Festival) in Gstaad - Switzerland, Rachmaninov Concert Hall (Moscow), to name a few.
As well as his appearance with BBC Concert Orchestra, Aliyev has collaborated as a soloist with orchestras such as; Presidential Symphony and Bilkent Symphony Orchestras of Turkey, Guildford Symphony, Epsom Symphony, The Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge, Croydon Symphony, RCM Classical, RCM Philharmonic, Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra, Kennemer Jeugd Orkest, Orpheus Sinfonia, LGSO, Whitehall Orchestra, Eskisehir Symphony, Kingston Chamber Orchestra and many others.
Jamal Aliyev is generously sponsored by; Neville Wathen scholarship, Amaryllis Fleming Award, Hattori Foundation, Stephen Bell Trust, Help Musicians, Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, Kathleen Trust, Worshipful Musicians Company, Teddington Tax Services Ltd, The Arts Club, Sir Karl Jenkins, Martin Trust, Talent Unlimited and the Bowerman family.

Jamal Aliyev plays on a Giovanni Battista Gabrielli 1756, on loan from a patron of the Beares International Violin Society.

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06/02 - Umberto Jacopo Laureti (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital
Feb
6
11:30 AM11:30

06/02 - Umberto Jacopo Laureti (piano) - UCH Macmillan Cancer Hospital

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PROGRAMME

F. Chopin           Barcarolle op. 60 in F sharp major

                                    Polonaise- Fantaisie op. 61 in A flat major

F. Schubert      Adagio in A flat major

                                                    from the Sonata in c minor D958

A. Scriabin        Deux Poems op. 32

F. Liszt                  Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto

 

Umberto has widely performed all over Europe in venues like the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Palacio Festivales in Santander, Steinway Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London. His performances have been live broadcasted by Rai Radio Tre. He recently graduated with honours from the Royal Academy of Music and from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the guidance of Ian Fountain and Benedetto Lupo.

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05/02 - Urska Horvat (cello) & Francesca Fierro (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields
Feb
5
1:00 PM13:00

05/02 - Urska Horvat (cello) & Francesca Fierro (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields

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PROGRAMME

Ludwig van Beethoven: 7 Variations for Cello and Piano on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ From Mozart’s Magic Flute, WoO 46  (9 minutes)

Serge Rachmaninoff : Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op. 19 (34 minutes)

1. Lento

2. Allegro scherzando

3. Andante

4. Allegro mosso

Urška Horvat is a young Slovenian cellist. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes from national and international competitions: Music Club of London 2017, Concordia Foundation 2017, 1st prize at the Vera Kantrovitch Bach Competition 2015, 1st prize at the Soloists' Competition 2016, 1st prize at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competition 2016, Wettbewerb fur Violoncello Liezen (Austria), Young International Janigro Competition (Croatia)...

Urška has appeared in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, Cadogan Hall, King's Place, Southbank Centre and Flagey (Belgium).

Urška has been invited as a soloist and a chamber musician to participate in various festivals, such as Davos Festival (Switzerland), Les Sons Intensifs (Lessines, Belgium),  Festival "Côté Cour, Côté Jardin" (Belgium), Virenze Concerts Series (Netherlands), Glasbena mladina Ljubljanska (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Festival Lent (Maribor, Slovenia).

In June 2016 she performed Dvořák's Cello Concerto at Cadogan Hall.

She finished Postgraduate Artist Diploma in 2016 with Distinction and Director’s Prize for Excellence in Strings under the guidance of internationally renowned cellist David Cohen.

Francesca Fierro has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Argentina, Italy, Spain, Germany and United Kingdom. She made her debut at the age of 8 for an Argentinean TV program, aged 9 she took part in the Beethoven Sonatas Festival in Buenos Aires, and at 17 she made her orchestra debut with the Camerata Santa Cecilia in Buenos Aires. She played also with Berisso Youth Orchestra, La Plata Academic Orchestra of the Teatro Argentino, String Orchestra of Radio Nacional de Còrdoba, and Senzaspine Orchestra of Bologna, among others. Francesca won the 2nd prize at the Mozart International Competition in Roma, the Magone Award in Bologna, the 2nd prize at the Scaramuzza International Competition in Crotone, 3rd prize at the International Competition of Osimo, 3rd prize at the Nuova Coppa Pianisti of Osimo and the 2nd prize at the Windsor International Piano competition. Thanks to the Beverley Creed Scholarship she finished Postgraduate Artist Diploma with distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London under Gabriele Baldocci.

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01/02 - Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade (accordion) - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Feb
1
1:00 PM13:00

01/02 - Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade (accordion) - Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

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PROGRAMME

Domenico Scarlatti  Sonata in C Major "Pastoral" - K 513

 César Franck - Pastorale

Moritz Moszkowski - Spaish Capriccio

 Antonio Soler  - Sonata in F Major  - R41

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio in B minor - KV 540

 Petri Makkonen - Disco Toccatta

 Franck Angelis - Study on "Chiquilín de Bachín"

Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade was born in 1994 in Barañáin (Navarra) where he started playing accordion at the age of 7. He is now a Master of Arts graduate from the Royal Academy of Music (London).

His aim as a musician is to contribute to show the generally unknown possibilities that accordion can display.

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08/01 - Gamal Khamis (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly
Jan
8
1:10 PM13:10

08/01 - Gamal Khamis (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

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PROGRAMME

Bach/Petri - Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208

Schoenberg - Klavierstück op 11 no 3

Chopin - Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, op 61

Brahms - Intermezzo in A, op 118 no 2

Debussy - La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune from Preludes Book 2

Liszt - Tarantella from Venezie e Napoli

 

After gaining a degree in Mathematics at Imperial College London, Gamal Khamis completed his formal musical education at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Niel Immelman, Simon Lepper, Ashley Wass and Andrew Ball. He first performed at the Wigmore Hall at the age of ten, and has since appeared at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Sage Gateshead, Oxford Lieder Festival, Buxton Festival and Chipping Campden Festival, as well as on BBC Radio and television. He has participated in festivals across Europe and North America and has been lucky to receive guidance from musicians including Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Paul Badura-Skoda, Leon Fleisher and Robert Levin, among many others.

Gamal has won major prizes at the Norah Sande, ESO Young Soloist and Christopher Duke piano competitions, as well the Award for Accompanists at the 2017 ROSL competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize at the 2017 Ferrier Awards. He has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Finzi, as well as premiering works by Timothy Salter, Andrew Toovey, Eleanor Alberga, Howard Skempton, Shiva Feshareki and Charlotte Harding. Gamal has been a Concordia Foundation Artist since 2010, a PLG Artist since 2013, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet who won the Elias Fawcett Trust Award at the 2016 ROSL Competition, and recently made their Wigmore Hall debut.

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22/12 - Chiyan Wong (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields Lunchtime Concert, 1.00pm
Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

22/12 - Chiyan Wong (piano) - St Martin-in-the-Fields Lunchtime Concert, 1.00pm

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PROGRAMME

Bach – Aria with Variations, “Goldberg Variations”, BWV 988 (after the Busoni edition)

 

Young UK-based pianist Chiyan Wong has been astonishing audiences with the sincerity and authority of his playing. He is a broad and thoughtful musician with a special interest in Liszt and Busoni. His critically-acclaimed debut on LINN Records earlier this year features Chiyan’s own Franz Liszt operatic transcriptions.

Recent debuts include the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Prokofiev 2), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (Liszt/Beethoven) where he was immediately re-invited for the 2017/18 season, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Wigmore Hall, Singapore International Piano Festival, Liszt Society an extensive recital tour in Germany and the Bad Bocket Spring Music Festival.

Chiyan enjoys working with conductors such as Edward Gardner and Okko Kamu. Upcoming performances include recitals in the United Kingdom, Europe and a return visit to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chiyan was the sole recipient of the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) and won First Prize at the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2011). In addition, he has been awarded prizes by the Hattori Foundation in London, the International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Ukraine and the Premio Liszt in Parma. He is a recipient of the Postgraduate Performance Award by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the ABRSM Macklin Bursary. Chiyan is also a Concordia Foundation Artist.

Wong studied improvisation with the French-Lebanese organist, Naji Hakim, in Paris and is an honours graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. He was born in Hong Kong and later moved to England aged 12 to pursue his studies at Chethams School of Music and Royal Northern College of Music under Norma Fisher. A Lee Hysan Foundation Scholar, he is also grateful to the support of Lady Valerie Solti, Lionel Choi, and John Burgess.

Chiyan Wong is represented worldwide by Percius.

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