Wednesday June 26th 7.30 pm
Varvara Tarasova (piano)
Beethoven: Piano sonata in C Op 2 no 3
The Myriad String Quartet
Emily Nebel, violin
Greta Mutlu, violin
Francesca Gilbert, viola
Peteris Sokolovskis, cello
Haydn: String quartet in D Op 20 no 4,
Beethoven: String quartet in F Op 18 no 1
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Russian pianist Varvara Tarasova was born in St Petersburg and is currently an Artistic Diploma student at the Royal College of Music. In 2016 she received her Master of Performance from the Royal College of Music, and in 2015 Varvara received a postgraduate degree with honours at the Moscow State Conservatory, also winning the Award of the President of Russian Federation.? In 2014, she was awarded first prize at the 21 Concorso International De Piano Rotary Club Palma Ramon Llull (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) and triumphed at the 17th Grand Prix International Piano et Recontres “Jeunes Talents” (Montrond-les-Bains, France). In 2015 in Varvara won the 3rd Sussex International Piano Competition (Worthing), audience prize and best performance of the compulsory piece; she also received the Hopkinson Gold Medal at the Chappell Medal Competition (London). Varvara has performed concertos with a number of orchestras and conductors, has performed in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden and Portugal, as well as in the USA, Brazil and, of course, Russia.
The Myriad Quartet was founded in 2018 by four musicians from all over the world, now based in London. Brought together by a shared passion for the string quartet repertoire, the quartet represents the culmination of vast experience in chamber music from the individual members of the group, ranging from the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Domaine Forget, La Rioja Chamber Music Festival and collaborations with members of the Tokyo, St. Lawrence, London Haydn, Takacs and Belcea Quartets. In the short time since their formation, the quartet has established a performing schedule both at home and abroad and has worked with members of the Chilingirian and Endellion Quartets.