Wednesday December 4th 7.30 pm
Ariana Kashefi (cello)
Peter Limonov (piano)
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne Op 19 no 4
Tchaikovky: Valse sentimentale Op 51 no 6
Maiskovsky: Cello sonata no 2 Op 81
Rachmaninov: Cello sonata in G minor Op 19 (3rd movt)
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
British cellist Ariana Kashefi is in high demand as a chamber musician and soloist performing in such venues as the Wigmore Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin Philharmonie, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank centre and more. Ariana is a Park Lane Group Young Artist, as well as being the winner of the Making Music ‘Awards for Young Concert Artists' (AYCA), a finalist in the Royal Overseas League competition, and 3rd prize winner in the International Rubinstein Competition held in Berlin. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society's ‘Julius Isserlis Scholarship' for instrumental studies abroad which allowed her to study for her masters at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler' in Berlin. Ariana is currently studying for an Artist Diploma at the Barenboim-Said Academy. She began at the junior department of the Royal Academy of music and later completed her bachelors of music with first class honours at the Royal College of Music, where she won the cello prize. Recently she has appeared as a soloist live on BBC radio 3 ‘In Tune' performing a selection of works including a premiere of a new solo cello work by Deborah Pritchard written and dedicated to her.
Petr Limonov was born in Moscow in 1984 and studied at the Central Music School. After winning the First prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein piano competition in Paris (1998) he started giving concerts in Europe, Russia and Japan, sponsored by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation. He subsequently studied at the Royal Academy of Music, in Paris and at the Royal College of Music. During his studies at RCM he began taking conducting lessons and in 2012 he became the principal conductor of the London Soloists Philarmonia orchestra. He frequently appears on UK and European scene collaborating, among others, with Nicola Benedetti, Laura van der Heijden, Jennifer Pike, Van Kujik Quartet, Leonard Elschenbroich and Liana Isakadze. He has recorded for Decca, Onyx Classics, Chandos and Champs Hill labels; the “1948” album, recorded with Laura van der Heijden, received “Edison Klassiek” award in 2018.