Wednesday September 18th 7.30 pm
Sarah Gait (cello)
Yuanfan Yang (piano)
Fauré: ‘Après un rêve'
James MacMillan: Cello Sonata no 1
Messiaen: Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (from the Quartet for the End of Time).
George Gershwin arr Gait: Do Do Do/Embraceable You
Milos Milivojevic (accordion)
Bach: ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ' BWV 639
Scarlatti: Two Sonatas
Vlasov: Five views on Gulag state
Semenov: Don Rhapsodie no 2 (2nd movt)
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Cellist Sarah Gait comes from North Cumbria. She recently received a Distinction in her final Masters recital at the Royal Academy of Music, having previously graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class BMus(Hons) degree. An awardee of the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation and EMI Music Sound Foundation, Sarah has performed for BBC Radio 3's Live in Concert and featured in Classical Music Magazine. Also a composer, her works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Sarah is a keen promoter of classical music with young people, appearing as Ambassador for the BBC Proms Inspire Scheme. Alongside award-winning American violinist Luke Hsu, Sarah is co-director of the group Platform Music, a contemporary music project.
Yuanfan Yang was born in Edinburgh and passed Grade 8 with Distinction at the age of 8. He studied piano at Chetham's School of Music from 2008-2015 and is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He has won numerous competitions including 1st Prize at the Cleveland International Young Artists Piano Competition in the USA in 2015, and 1st Prize of the 4th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, Germany in 2014. He has also won the first prizes in the Keyboard Category of BBC Young Musician 2012, the UK Liszt Society International Piano Prize 2015, the Royal Academy of Music's Sterndale Bennett Prize 2015 and the 9th Grand Prix Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition 2016 etc. He has performed at many major venues in the UK, and has performed concertos by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Mozart, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.
Serbian born classical accordionist Miloš Milivojevic was first prizewinner at the International Accordion Competitions in Italy (Castelfidardo 1996), Denmark (Diremose Prisen 1996), France (Grand Prix 1997) and Germany (Klingental 1998 & 2000). In 2002 he moved to London and was awarded a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2004 he made his debut at the London's Purcell Room. In 2007 Miloš became the first accordionist ever to win the RAM Club Prize at the Academy open to all instrumentalists and in 2008 won the prestigious Derek Butler London Prize at the Wigmore Hall. In 2009 Miloš was awarded Distinction and Vice Principal's Special Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. He has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and regular member of the London Tango Quintet, Kosmos Ensemble, AccordDuo and Balkan group Paprika, at many prestigious classical and world music festivals across the UK, Russia, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Serbia, Montenegro, Spain, the Canary Islands, Malta, Australia and New Zealand.In 2014 Miloš was been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music ARAM for his contribution to the music.