Thursday July 15 4.0 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Anna Kondrashina (flute) Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano)
Bach: Flute Sonata in E BWV 1035 (12')
Clara Schumann: Three Romances (arr. Kondrashina/Timofeyevsky) (10')
Rachmaninov: Barcarolle in G minor Op 10 no 3 (piano solo) (4')
Rachmaninov: Humoresque in G major Op 10 no 5 (piano solo) (4')
Tchaikovsky: Lensky's aria from “Eugene Onegin” (arr. Braunstein/Pahud) (7')
Zimbalist: Concert Fantasy on Rimsky - Korsakov's “Le Coq d'or” (arr. Kondrashina/Timofeyevsky) (10')
Gershwin Three Preludes (arr. Kondrashina/Timofeyevsky) (8')
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Russian flautist Anna Kondrashina has been hailed as one of the most communicative, exciting and inspiring performers of her generation. A prizewinner of several prestigious competitions around the world, such as the Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan and the Nicolet International Flute Competition in China, she has recently been awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal in the UK. Her international career and reputation growing rapidly, Anna has performed as soloist with the Buchmann-Mehta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra with Hiroshi Sekiya, to name a few. She is frequently invited to perform as principal and section flautist with numerous esteemed ensembles, such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Arch Sinfonia Orchestra, London, Persimfans Orchestra, Russia and has worked with notable conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Trevor Pinnock, David Afkham and Daniel Oren. In 2018 Anna has been selected to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme and the following year was awarded a place on the Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme. Anna regularly appears at some of the most prestigious venues around the world including the Wigmore Hall, St. James's Piccadilly, St Martins in the Field, Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Halls, London, the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and has collaborated with renowned artists including Rachel Podger, Denis Bouriakov and Vag Papian. Since 2018 Anna been a Concordia Foundation artist. Born in Moscow, Anna began her primary education at the prestigious Gnessin School of Music, which she followed with a Bachelors degree from the world famous Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory under the tutelage of Olga Ivusheikova, excelling on both modern and baroque flutes. Anna has received an Artist's Diploma from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, winning the Adler-Buchmann Scholarship Award for outstanding foreign student. In 2017 Anna received the honour of a full scholarship to study the Master of Arts in Performance programme at the Royal Academy of Music, London, with the renowned flautist William Bennett. Her studies were generously made possible by the Future of Russia Foundation and Khodorkovsky Foundation. Upon her graduation with distinction from the Royal Academy, Anna received numerous awards for her studies, including the Dip Ram title and the Marjorie & Dorothy Whyte memorial Fund award for all her achievements during her time at the institution. Anna now lives in London, UK, and plays on an Altus flute with a Mancke headjoint, generously donated to her by Jane Elizabeth Bass.
Pianist & composer PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY, has performed at major concert venues worldwide such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Shanghai Oriental Centre for Arts, Guangzhou Opera House, Mumbai National Centre for Performing Arts and Kaufman Music Center in New York. An eloquent speaker, Timofeyevsky gives regular lecture-recitals for the Kensington Music Society in London. A devoted supporter of connecting with new audiences, Pavel has extensively performed for Live Music Now in community venues across the UK . As a recording artist Pavel has appeared on the "Music-Chamber" and "Toccata Classics" labels.Pavel is a sought-after composer. Winner of the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Award, he recently conducted a world premiere of his new work for orchestra , The Questors Suite, at London 's Cadogan Hall. He has composed music for several films including the critically acclaimed “ Le fin de la belle é poque ” documentary for Russian television and created music for Russia's oldest animated film studio, Soyuzmultfilm. He has recorded the soundtrack and starred in the US documentary “Tchaikovsky”. A keen educator, Pavel is founder and director of Oxford Piano School and the Philomel Music Academy.Recent worldwide touring highlights include making his Los Angeles debut as a soloist and a conductor with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, touring major cities in South Africa with clarinettist Shelley Levy, and going on a five-concert solo tour of Nairobi, Kenya. In the U.K. Pavel collaborated with the Solem string quartet and Picturehouse Cinemas for a series of live music to film performances and has released an album of chamber music by Hans Gal with Ensemble Burletta for the Toccata Classics label.Pavel is the founder and artistic director of the Philomel Project Concert Series, in residence at the Francis Crick Institute, London
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