Wednesday November 13th 7.30 pm
Lasma Taimina (violin) Antonio Oyarzabal (piano)
Mozart: Violin sonata in E minor K304
Brahms: Violin sonata in G Op 78
Samuel Queen (baritone) Audrey Hyland (piano)
Quilter: 3 Shakespeare Songs
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Lasma Taimina was born in Riga, Latvia. In 2009 she was awarded a full scholarship to study at Queen Sofia College of music in Madrid, Spain with professor Zakhar Bron. In 2011 she received the best student diploma from the hands of Her Majesty, Queen Sofia of Spain. In 2013 she became a laureate of Henri Koch International violin competition in Belgium. She then studied at the Royal College of Music from 2015 onwards, and was awarded her Master of Performance with distinction. She has been the leader of RCM Symphony Orchestra. She is now a scholarship student on the RCM Artist Diploma course. As a soloist she has played recitals and performed in Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Spain, USA,Belgium.As chamber musician she has performed regularly with very wide range of groups playing the most various repertoires.
Antonio Oyarzabal was born in Bilbao (Spain) in 1989 and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he recently finished the Artist Diploma. He performs solo recitals around UK, in Spain, and abroad; and has recently presented his CD The Inner Child, recorded with Orpheus Classical international record label. Antonio has been awarded with the Guildhall School Trust from 2012/2014. He has also been awarded with the Audience Special Prize and Finalist Prize in Campillos International Competition 2015, and the 2nd prize at the “Concours International d'Ile de France” in Paris, 2008. Antonio is the pianist of the London Philarmonic Orchestra – Foyle Future Firsts Programme 16/17.
Samuel Queen was born in London, and read English at Cambridge University, where he was awarded the Sir Rudolph Peters Prize for Music, before training at the Royal Academy Opera Course, where he won prizes for opera, Lieder and English Song. His operatic appearances include the Mozart baritone roles, Blazes in Maxwell Davies's The Lighthouse (RAO), Le Fauteuil in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges (BBCSO/Denève) and Schaunard. He covered the role of Don Alfonso for Garsington Opera in 2015. Equally at home in concerts and song recitals, Sam made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2014, singing Lieder by Schumann and Schubert. Concert experience includes many of the major oratorios, and he is becoming known for his performances of Christus in Bach's Passions, and the Requiems of Fauré, Brahms and Duruflé. Samuel also maintains a busy private teaching studio, and is committed to music education projects.
Audrey Hyland studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, winning all the major prizes for accompaniment and chamber music. She joined the staff at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1999 and has been awarded an honourary ARAM in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the opera department. She heads the RAM's prestigious Song Circle. Audrey also coaches at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, and is a guest coach for Samling Foundation masterclasses and Solti repetiteur course in Italy. She has given masterclasses in Sweden, Denmark and in London and her career as an accompanist has taken her all around the world.