Thursday 15 October 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Alexandra Lomeiko (violin)
John Paul Ekins (piano)
Beethoven: Violin sonata in C minor Op 30 no 2
Brahms: Violin sonata in A Op 100
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Alexandra Lomeiko was born in 1991 and began violin lessons at the age of 5 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 2006 brought Alexandra to London on a full scholarship to study at the Purcell School. While there, she gave her solo recital debut at Wigmore Hall in October 2009 and, in November of the same year, at the Watford Colosseum performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 she was awarded a scholarship by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with David Takeno. Following her graduation in 2014, she commenced her postgraduate studies at The Royal College of Music with Radu Blidar and Yuri Zhislin graduating in July 2017 with a Masters in Music Performance and the Artist Diploma Qualification. She performs regularly throughout the U.K as a recitalist and soloist through the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme. She has won various awards in prestigious competitions, and was awarded the prestigious Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists Award by the Making Music Foundation, U.K (2018).
John Paul Ekins was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating with first class degrees. A winner of nineteen prizes at international competitions, he was presented to her Majesty the Queen and has enjoyed a busy career of performing and teaching around the UK and internationally; highlights included recitals at the Wigmore Hall and concerto performances at The Royal Albert Hall. In recent months during the pandemic, he set up Cats, Chats & 88 Keys, an online concert series for maintaining a connection with audiences and raising money for first the NHS, then Help Musicians UK. With performances coming live from his music room in south-west London, the series is founded on a passionate belief that classical music is for everyone. He shares his home with five housemates and three quirky cats, who are never far from the music-making.
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