Wednesday September 11th 7.30 pm
So-Ock Kim (violin)
Josephine Knight (cello)
Peter Limonov (piano)
Schubert: Notturno in E flat D897
Mendelssohn: Piano trio in C minor Op 66
Brahms: Piano trio in C Op 87
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Born in Seoul in 1982, So-Ock Kim moved to London at the age of three. At 15, she was the youngest ever winner of the gold medal in the prestigious Shell/LSO Competition playing the Tchaikovsky concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall. At 19, So-Ock was selected for the Young Concert Artists Trust. She has given numerous critically acclaimed performances around the world and at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Hall in London. Abroad she has comprehensively toured throughout Asia, Europe and the US, performing concertos and recitals in the various international music festivals, such as Schleswig Holstein, Beethoven Festival, Ravinia, Mecklenburg, BBCProms, Radio France Festival, Herrenchimsee, Seoul Spring, Casals and Aldeburgh. So-Ock has a keen interest in the performance of new works and has given several World Premieres that have been recorded for Universal (France and Korea) and Naxos. She is also an active chamber musician and is a violin professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
British cellist Josephine Knight is among the most sought-after performers of her generation. Known for the great breadth of her activities and versatility as a soloist, chamber musician and a pedagogue, Josephine has performed as a soloist with leading orchestras in the U.K. and abroad, working with such distinguished conductors as Vasily Petrenko, Christian Zacharias, Richard Hickox and Jac van Steen. In 2005 Josephine made her BBC Proms concerto debut at the Royal Albert Hall. She has recorded for EMI Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos and Blackbox/ASV. Her recording of John Tavener's ‘The Protecting Veil' received public and critical acclaim and reached the Top Ten in the Classical Music Charts. She holds the Alfredo Piatti Chair of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Petr Limonov was born in Moscow in 1984 and studied at the Central Music School. After winning the First prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein piano competition in Paris (1998) he started giving concerts in Europe, Russia and Japan, sponsored by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation. He subsequently studied at the Royal Academy of Music, in Paris and at the Royal College of Music. During his studies at RCM he began taking conducting lessons and in 2012 he became the principal conductor of the London Soloists Philarmonia orchestra. He frequently appears on UK and European scene collaborating, among others, with Nicola Benedetti, Laura van der Heijden, Jennifer Pike, Van Kujik Quartet, Leonard Elschenbroich and Liana Isakadze. He has recorded for Decca, Onyx Classics, Chandos and Champs Hill labels; the “1948” album, recorded with Laura van der Heijden, received “Edison Klassiek” award in 2018.