Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale
Emmalena Huning is a 19 year old Australian violinist currently studying with Professor Gyorgy Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music, on a full scholarship. She began learning the violin at the age of 4, and attained both Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of the Australian Music Examination Board by 15. She has consistently won first prizes and awards in local competitions since the age of 6, and has since also competed in national and international competitions. In 2017, she was a finalist at the National Youth Concerto Competition and the Kendall National Violin Competition, as well as winning 2nd prize at the Osaka International Music Competition. In 2019, she was a semi-finalist in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. She has performed many concertos with orchestras around Australia and New Zealand, including the Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Korngold and Bruch, and is booked to perform with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in July 2020.
Kasparas Mikužis is a Lithuanian pianist, born in 2001. He has won various prizes and awards, including 1 st prize in the international V. Krainev competition in Kharkov, Ukraine and Grand Prix in the 10 th international B. Dvarionas competition for young pianists and violinists in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has given concerts in prestigious venues throughout Europe and is now furthering his musical education at the Purcell School with Justas Dvarionas.
The Salomé Quartet is a multinational ensemble formed in 2016 by four prizewinning students of the Royal College of Music in London: Haim Choi (South Korea), Ines Delgado (Portugal), Kasia Ziminska (Poland) and Shizuku Tatsuno (Japan). The musicians have performed worldwide in venues including Muzikverein (Vienna), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Unesco Hall (Paris), Lutoslawski Concert Studio (Warsaw), Tel Aviv Opera House (Israel), as well as Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall in London. In 2017 the quartet won the RCM String Quartet Competition, Helen Just & Susan Cornell Prize, Sacconi Quartet Prize, and was invited as Quartet in Residence at the Oundle School. Last season saw the group perform around the UK and abroad, including Wignore Hall, Milton Court, Barbican Centre, Cadogan Hall, Sacconi Chamber Music Festival in Kent and Tel-Aviv Opera House, among others, as well as an Artistic Residency at the Leighton House Museum. The quartet was invited as the first ever ensemble to attend the prestigious Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse in Israel, and has been selected as the Young Artists of the Chiltern Arts Festival and Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. The group also looks forward to a new residency at Greenwich Cutty Sark, and to performing at the Wye Valley Festival as the Quartet in Residence. Salomé Quartet are grateful for the generous support from the Leverhulme Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Orpheus Award, Joan Weller & Jessie Sumner Scholarship.