Wednesday June 12th 7.30 pm
Ensembles from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Boglarka Gyorgy (violin) Andrey Ivanov (piano) /
The Chrysalis Piano Trio
(Olga Eckert(violin) Yahan Chen (cello) Mun Chew (piano))
Mozart: Violin sonata in G K301
Clara Schumann: Piano trio in G minor Op 17
Schumann: Fantasiestücke for piano trio Op 88
Brahms: Violin sonata in D minor Op 108
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Boglárka György was born in Hungary and graduated from the Liszt Academy in Budapest with the highest honours in 2017. She also studied with full scholarship at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Israel. She has regularly been placed in the top three in major European violin competitions. She made her debut concert playing Bartók 2nd violin concerto with Savaria Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy.. Boglárka is currently a recipient of the Weingarten Memorial Trust Scholarship. She is playing on a Dutch violin by Cuypers from 1797, kindly on loan from Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.
Andrey Ivanov was born in 1990 in Belarus and gave his first concerto performance when aged nine. He studied in Minsk and at the Moscow State Conservatoire until 2016. Since then he has been studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with Pascal Nemirovski. He won 1st prize in the international piano competitions in Belgrade (“Jeunesse Musicales”), and in Minsk, as well as 4th prize at the Jose Iturbi piano competition in Valencia. He has played in many prestigious venues in Russia and the UK.
The Chrysalis Trio is made up of Olga Eckert, Yahan Chen and Olivia Chew. Since founding of the trio in January 2018, the three have been performing frequently in festivals and concerts within Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as well as recitals in external venues such as the Birmingham St. Philips Cathedral and The Alexandra Theatre. In November 2018, they performed at the BIPCMF Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival which was recorded and live streamed on social media platforms such as Classic FM and Facebook. They were a finalist in the 2018 Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize and most recently won the Ambache Prize for the Performance of Music by Women Composers. The trio has been coached by Daniel Browell, Daniel Tong, Robin Ireland, Alice Neary, Oliver Wille, Lucy Nolan, Peggy Nolan, John Thwaites, Jonathan Govias, Matthew Sharp, the Schubert Ensemble, Castalian Quartet, and Heath Quartet. Olga Eckert is from Poland, Yahan Chen is from China and Olivia Chew from Singapore.