• 26th Apr
  • 7:30pm
  • £14.00

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Accompanied by Irena Radić on piano

 

Julia Liang currently holds the John E Mortimer 1st Violin fellowship with the Philharmonia Orchestra. She completed her Masters degree as a scholar at the Royal College of Music supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award, studying with Dr. Felix Andrievsky and Sasha Rozhdestvensky. In 2004, she commenced her studies at The Purcell School of Music on a full scholarship funded by the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme.

She has appeared extensively in various concert venues across the UK and Europe, this includes performances at the Cheltenham Music Festival, Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, Castelfidardo Music Festival in Italy and concerts in France, Slovenia and Norway. Winner of Cheltenham Festival’s Keith Nutland Award, solo engagements include recitals at London’s JW3, the Bolivar Hall, Pittville Pump Room and Cheltenham Town Hall. Duo performances have lead to concerts for the Arthur Bliss Society, Bournville Concerts Series and the Cheltenham Contemporary Concerts Series. She has also been involved in a concert of contemporary works at the Wigmore Hall with members of the Nash Ensemble. She has most recently performed at an MMSF Young Artists’ recital at the Royal Festival Hall. A keen orchestral player, Julia has enjoyed being a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival’s Orchestral Academy in 2018 where she appeared at many of Germany’s major venues. Julia has participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned artists such as Pavel Vernikov, Lewis Kaplan and Zvi Zeitlin.

Julia plays on a violin made for her by Patrick Robin.

British pianist Irena Radić is currently studying with Dina Parakhina for her Master of Performance degree as a scholar at the Royal College of Music, London. She is also generously supported by the St Marylebone Educational Foundation, and is a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder and a Philharmonia MMSF Piano Fellow. She holds a First Class Bachelor of Music degree from the RCM, having studied with Niel Immelman. Whilst a student at the RCM’s Junior Department, Irena was generously supported by the

Tsukanov Family Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation and the Else and Leonard Cross Charitable Trust. A multiple prizewinner, she was a finalist in this year’s Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition, and won second prize in the RCM’s Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition 2018. An avid chamber musician, this year she will be working with musicians including Martin James Bartlett, Jonatan Bougt, Sirius Chau, David López Ibañez, Julia Liang and Deni Teo. Upcoming concerts include performances of Schumann’s Humoreske Op.20, Shostakovich’s Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute & Piano, Prokofiev’s Five Melodies Op.35 for Violin & Piano, and with Swedish Guitarist Jonatan Bougt, their own arrangements of Shostakovich’s 24 PreludesOp.34 for Guitar & Piano duo

 

Programme:

W.A. Mozart Sonata for Violin & Piano No.24 in F major K376
Claude Debussy The Girl with the Flaxen Hair 
                La plus que lente 
                Clair de lune 
                Minstrels from Preludes Book 1
Lili Boulanger Deux Morceaux
                         i) Nocturne
                         ii) Cortège

Interval

Sergei Prokofiev Five Melodies
Igor Stravinsky Divertimento

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