Wednesday November 8th 7.30 pm
Caterina Grewe (piano)
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage – Suisse
Lyrit Milgram (violin)
Akito Goto (cello)
Antonio Oyarzabal (piano)
Schubert: Piano trio in B flat D 898
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
German-Japanese pianist, Caterina Grewe, was born in Tokyo in 1988 and studied in Hamburg, Chetham's School of Music and the Royal College of Music, where she graduated with distinction. Caterina has won numerous prizes including First Prize at the Nissin International Music Competition in Tokyo in 2002, First Prize at the Young Musician Competition in Germany in 2005, First Prize (RCM Kendal Taylor Beethoven Piano Prize) at the annual RCM Beethoven Piano Competition and Second Prize at the Intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Competition in 2009, First Prize at the Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris in 2010, First Prize at the Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne in 2010, and First Prize at the 2011 Mayenne International Piano Competition in France. She was also awarded the HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl by the Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music (RCM) for her outstanding achievements during her studies at the RCM. Caterina most recently won First Prize at the 6th Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece. She has performed in many prestigious venues in the UK, Germany and Russia and made several broadcasts. She gave several performances of Liszt's First Piano Concerto with the RCM Symphony Orchestra as part of the International Wimbledon Music Festival after having won the RCM concerto competition in 2012. Other recent engagements include a performance of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with the Oldenburg State Orchestra and recitals in France and the UK.
Canadian violinist Lyrit Milgram is currently in her second year of Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her piano trio was selected to represent the Guildhall School at the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition and at the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival. She has also served as concertmistress of the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and was accepted onto the LSO string scheme. Lyrit has also played as part of many other professional orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera, the Scottish Ensemble, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Malta Philharmonic. Previously, Lyrit did her Bachelor degree at the Royal College of Music in London on a scholarship. She also completed her A levels at the Purcell School. She has performed both in solo and chamber music settings in all the major London venues.
Akito Goto was born in 1995 in Japan. He has won many prizes including First Prize in the Cello Department of Japan Player's Contest, and the Windsor and Maidenhead symphony orchestra-Young musician's competition, 4 th prize in the String section of Tunbridge Wells Competition and the youngest winner of Izuminomori Cello Contest for Junior High School student, the encouragement Award at Ishikawa music Academy. He was also the youngest participant in the Rostropovich cello competition. He has performed in major music facilities in both Japan and England. As an orchestral player he has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, St Alban's Abbey and the Sage Gateshead. He currently studies with Louise Hopkins.
Antonio Oyarzabal was born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1989 and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he recently finished the Artist Diploma. He performs solo recitals around UK, in Spain, and abroad; and has recently presented his CD The Inner Child, recorded with Orpheus Classical international record label. Antonio has been awarded with the Guildhall School Trust from 2012/2014. He has also been awarded with the Audience Special Prize and Finalist Prize in Campillos International Competition 2015, and the 2nd prize at the “Concours International d'Ile de France” in Paris, 2008. Antonio is the pianist of the London Philarmonic Orchestra – Foyle Future Firsts Programme 16/17.