Wednesday December 11th 7.30 pm
Caroline Palmer (piano)
Ayaka Shigeno (piano)
Stravinsky: Petrushka (arr for piano duet)
Ionel Manciu (violin)
Sebastian Kolin (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano)
Tchaikovsky: Piano trio in A minor Op 50
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
?Caroline Palmer studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Edith Vogel and later continued her studies with Peter Wallfisch and Hans Keller. She was a finalist in the Busoni competition and has played in the USA and in much of Europe. Well-known as both a solo pianist and chamber musician, she has recorded for British, Swiss, French, German and Italian radio stations and has made televised appearances in Italy and Bulgaria. Caroline's latest CDs include the cello sonatas of Saint-Saens, Faure and Busoni and the Brahms violin sonatas with Krzysztof Smietana. She has made numerous recordings as soloist and chamber musician for the BBC. Caroline has been a piano professor at the Guildhall since 1990, where she coaches chamber repertoire as well as teaching individual students
Ayaka Shigeno was born in Japan, and came to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School when aged 14. She continued her studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she successfully graduated in 2017. She has won awards at several international competitions, including 3rd Prize at the Arthur Schnabel Piano Competition, 3rd Prize at the Euregio Piano Award International Piano Competition and 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition Aachen Mozart. She performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Japan, UK, Germany and many other European countries.
Ionel Manciu (violin) was born in Moldovia and made his debut at the age of ten with the Chisinau Chamber Orcehstra. He won numerous prizes in international competitions in Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria, and performed prestigious venues across Europe. He is currently studying at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama with David Takeno and is generously supported by The Leverhulme Trust, The Derek Butler Trust, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Help Musicians UK
Sebastian Kolin (Cello) studied at the Menuhin School and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree studying in Lugano, Switzerland, at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana whilst also studying in Cremona, Italy. He has performed across Europe in countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, made television and radio appearances in Switzerland and played in many of Londons main venues including the Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Menuhin Hall and the Elgar Rooms of the Albert Hall.