Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale

Wednesday April 25th 7.30 pm

Alexandra Lomeiko (violin)
Gamal Khamis (piano)

Violin sonata in A minor Op 23

Elgar: Violin sonata in E minor Op 82

James Gilbert (clarinet)
Miguel Sobrinho (viola)
Alim Beisembayev (piano)

Mozart: Trio in E flat K 498 ‘Kegelstatt'

Brahms: Clarinet trio in A minor Op 114

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

Alexandra Lomeiko was born in 1991 in New Zealand, and won several awards and prizes there in her childhood. She won a scholarship in 2006 to the Purcell School, and subsequentely studied at the Guildhall School from 2010 to 2014, and has studied at The Royal College of Music since then. She won the Purcell Concerto Competition (2008), and was awarded the “Best String Player Award” at the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand (2012), and the Development Prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (2017). She has performed in many prestigious venues around London, and has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Alexandra founded the self-directed string orchestra known as Silk Street Sinfonia of which she is Concertmaster and Artistic Director.

Gamal Khamis is a British pianist, educated at Westminster School, Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Niel Immelman, Simon Lepper, Ashley Wass and Andrew Ball. He has performed at most of the major UK concert halls, and across Europe and North America. He has been a Concordia Foundation Artist since 2010, a Park Lane Group Artist since 2013, and is a member of the Lipatti Piano Quartet. He won the Award for Accompanists at the 2017 ROSL competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist's Prize at the 2017 Ferrier Awards 

James Gilbert (clarinet) is currently studying as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Mark Van de Wiel. Here he has played Principal Clarinet and Bass Clarinet in the Academy Symphony Orchestra under acclaimed conductors Oliver Knussen and Edward Gardner. James is an active chamber musician performing several recitals for the Academy's popular Tuesday Lunchtime and Evening Concert Series. Outside of Academy his Clarinet Trio have performed in The Lantern, Bristol with his his Wind Quintet, Lyrus Winds, looking forward to a recital in St. Peter's Church, Dorset. James has a keen interest in contemporary music, regularly collaborating with current composers, premiering works in and around London and has performed with the Academy's Manson Ensemble under Knussen and professionally with the London Sinfonietta under Geoffrey Patterson. James is an extra player for the BBC Concert Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, recently playing with the latter in a UK Tour of Mahler's Fifth Symphony under Jakob Hrusa and a Royal Festival Hall performance of Shostakovich Four under Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Miguel Sobrinho (viola) is in his second year studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram, where he was awarded a scholarship and first prize at the Theodore Holland Viola Prize. Previously, he had studied in Portugal with Paul Wakabayashi and Jorge Lé. Miguel has played with many orchestras including the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa (JOP) and Gulbenkian Orchestra. He has worked with many conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Trevor Pinnock, Oliver Knussen and Vasily Petrenko amongst others. Miguel has been awarded two prizes for chamber music and has had coaching from the Doric Quartet, Levon Chiligirian, Paul Wakabayashi, Martin Outram, Ian Brown, Mark Van de Wiel, David Smith and Anna Tomasik. He has won first prize in numerous competitions including “Vasco Barbosa”. This gave him the opportunity to play a concerto with the Camerata Atlântica as well as a solo recital which was recorded for the national Portuguese radio. Miguel attended the IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses in 2018.

Alim Beisembayev (piano) was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan and started playing the piano at the age of 5. He is currently a student at the Royal Academy of Music where he is supported by a full scholarship and studies with Tessa Nicholson. Alim had numerous successes in international competitions: International Competition for Young Musicians "Nutcracker" in Moscow (1st prize, 2008), Franz Liszt International Junior Competition in Weimar, Germany (3rd prize, 2014), Junior Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas (1st prize, 2015). Alim previously attended the Central Music School in Moscow and the Purcell School for Young Musicians. He performed in halls such as the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy. In 2016, February, Alim made an appearanceon BBC's 'In Tune'. Alim currently studies at the Royal Academy of Music and performs chamber music as well as solo. He is also experienced in performing with orchestras such as the Evgeny Svetlanov State Symphony, Tchaikovsky State Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony.



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