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Thursday 19 September - Benjamin Franklin House Concert - Anna Kondrashina (flute) & Lise Vandersmissen (harp)

  • Benjamin Franklin House 36 Craven Street London, England, WC2N 5NF United Kingdom (map)
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A unique opportunity to hear this wonderful flute-harp duo in the intimate setting of Benjamin Franklin House. Concert running time: 60 mins, followed by refreshments (included in ticket price).

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Tickets: £25.00 available from Benjamin Franklin House:

0207 839 2006

info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org

36 Craven St, London WC2N 5NF

ONLINE BOOKING ( + £2.39 Eventbrite fee)

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PROGRAMME

C. W. von Glück – The Dance of Blessed Spirits from ‘Orfeo’ Act 2

G. Donizetti – Sonate

R. L. Boccherini – Sonata in C Major

F. Chopin – Variations on a Theme by Rossini

G. Bizet - Entr’acte from Carmen and Minuet from L’Arlésienne

C. Saint-Saëns - Fantaisie Op. 124 

“We are very much looking forward to this exciting concert in the Benjamin Franklin House. We will start the evening with a piece from Benjamin Franklin’s time: Glück’s masterpiece The Dance of the Blessed Spirits, from his most famous opera Orphée and Eurydice. After this we will bring a variety of styles, including works by French composers Bizet, Chopin and Saint-Saëns and Italian composers Donizetti and Boccherini. Italian composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini lived in the same century as Benjamin Franklin. In this recital we aim to reflect Benjamin’s creative way of thinking in our music choice and interpretation.”

BIOGRAPHIES

ANNA KONDRASHINA - FLUTE

Anna Kondrashina is a prizewinner of several prestigious competitions, such as the Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan and the Nicolet International Flute Competition in China. In 2018 Anna has joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme. Anna is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with William Bennett.

LISE VANDERSMISSEN - HARP

Lise Vandersmissen, born in 1996 in Belgium, studied for her bachelor’s Degree with Lieve Robbroeckx in Belgium and completed her Master’s Degree with Imogen Barford at the Guildhall School of Music in London. In September, she will continue as a Fellow in the Guildhall.

Lise won prizes in competitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Hong Kong and England. She recently won the Third Prize at the North London Harp Competition 2019 and was awarded the Guildhall Harp Prize 2019. She won a place at the London Sinfonietta Academy 2018 and the Académie Camac in France with Isabelle Perrin.