Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale

Wednesday September 6th 7.30 pm
Rose Hsien (violin) Ivan Moshchuk (piano)

Brahms: Scherzo in C minor
Franck: Violin sonata in A major
Paganini: Cantabile Op 17
Ravel: Tzigane

The Odysseus Piano Trio
Sara Trickey (violin) Benjamin Hughes (cello) Robin Green (piano)

Beethoven: Piano trio in C minor Op 1 no 3
Mendelssohn: Piano trio in D minor Op 49

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

Young Taiwanese violinist Rose Hsien is emerging as one of the most sought after young violinist internationally. She is a winner/finalist in many international competitions. Including the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, the Annual Conservatory Concerto Competition in Singapore, the International Music Festival's Competition in Rhodes, Greece, the International Debussy-competition at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Gold Medal competition and the Max and Peggy Morgan Prize at the Guildhall School, a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Music of UK, and recently, a Golden Medal from the 2017 1st Berliner International Music Competition. She has also performed in Carnegie Hall in New York and in London, at the Barbican, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. Born in Taiwan, Rose Hsien began her violin studies at a young age and at 14, she admitted to the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore, as one of the youngest students of the conservatory studying with Prof Qian Zhou. Then she furthered her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under Prof David Takeno. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK.

Ivan Moshchuk was born in Moscow in 1990, but moved to USA when he was 4. He won first prize in the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, and was a recipient of the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award. He graduated from John Hopkins University, and studied with Leon Fleisher amongst others. He continued his studies in Paris. He has appeared in many of the world's finest concert halls, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonia in Bratislava, and has been featured at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (Kalamazoo, Michigan), the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), the BANFF Festival (Canada).

Formed in 2015, the Odysseus Piano Trio is developing a reputation as one of the most dynamic and distinctive ensembles to emerge in recent years. Comprising three musicians with very different interests, the trio brings a fresh perspective to core works of the repertoire while championing lesser known pieces. Violinist Sara Trickey has been praised by The Strad for her “fiery and passionate” performance style, recently made world-premiere recordings of William Mathias for Naxos, and has a long-term collaborative relationship with composer David Matthews. Cellist Benjamin Hughes is Principal Cello of Fthe BBC Concert Orchestra, and is making a name for himself as one of the UK's most dynamic and versatile young cellists.  He is in great demand as a chamber musician and performs regularly with the Fibonacci Sequence at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall. Pianist Robin Green is a well-known chamber musician who is now a Professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music. Keen communicators, the trio have developed a three-concert ‘Introduction to the Piano Trio' in collaboration with music historian and presenter Dr Katy Hamilton.


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