Wednesday October 2nd 7.30 pm
Anna Hashimoto (clarinet) Veronika Shoot (piano)
Yuste: Capricho Pintoresco
Schumann: Three Romances Op 94
Clara Schumann: Three Romances Op 22
Vladislav Shoot; Mini Partita
The Shasta piano trio
Yuliya Ostapchuk (violin)
Hugh Mackay (cello)
Jeffery Macsim (piano)
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No 2 in D minor Op 9
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Anna Hashimoto was born in Japan in 1989, and moved to London six months later. She studied at the Junior Department of the RCM, the Purcell School and Royal Academy of Music, where she won a scholarship and various prizes.. There she was awarded a full Associated Board Scholarship and numerous prizes. She made her London debut at the age of fifteen playing Weber with the English Chamber Orchestra at Barbican Centre. She has since been invited regularly as a soloist with the orchestra, most recently at London's Cadogan Hall. She was the winner of the International Clarinet Competitions in Kortrijk (Belgium) in 2010, in Carlino (Italy) in 2009, and the Young Clarinettists Competition in Tokyo in 2003. She has been a guest principal with the UK's leading orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Veronika Shoot was born in Russia, moved to England when aged 5 and studied at the Menuhin and Purcell Schools and at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with first class honours and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she graduated with distinction. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, in 2008 she was a finalist at the Yamaha International Piano Competition (YMFE) where she received a special award. She has given recitals throughout the world and broadcast on Radio 3 and elsewhere. She made her debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2012 playing Rachmaninov's second concerto. In December 2017, she recorded her new album, featuring childhood-inspired music with Ulysses Arts label in The Menuhin Hall.
The Shasta Trio was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2017. Since then, the trio has been receiving coaching from Professors such as David Smith, Jo Cole and Ian Brown.
Yuliya Ostapchuk was born in the Ukraine and studied in Lviv. When aged 12 she joined the Purcell School. She has been a laureate and diploma holder of several international competitions in countries such as Ukraine, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, Austria and Slovakia, and has participated in many masterclasses. She won the concerto prize at the Ealing Festival in May 2013. She won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2017, where she now studies.
Hugh Mackay is a Scottish cellist who studied at St. Mary's Music School in Edinburgh, and now studies at the Royal Academy of Music. He was co-principal cellist of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, with whom he has played in every major concert hall in Britain, Following competitive auditions, Hugh was selected for The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Experience Scheme, and in 2019 joined them in several concerts.
Jeffery Macsim was born in 1998 in Romania and studied there until he won a scholarship at Whitgift School in Croydon. He now studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton on a full scholarship.