Thursday 29 October 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Dillon Jeffares (violin)
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in C Minor Op 30 no 2 (28')
Chopin arr. Milstein: : Nocturne in C# Minor (4')
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Dillon Jeffares is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Professor Lutsia Ibragimova. At the age of fourteen he gained a place at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in England. He won the highest 2 nd prize (no 1 st prize was awarded) in the Leonid Kogan Violin Competition, Brussels 2018. In February last year, he won 1 st prize in both the London and Paris ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition' and in addition was awarded their ‘Best British Musician' prize. This year he was a finalist in the Anton Rubinstein Competition, Germany. He is supported by Talent Unlimited and is a recorded artist with Ulysses Arts on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. He has participated in the Alion Baltic Music Festival in Riga, performing and taking lessons from Dr Felix Andrievsky and Pierre Amoyal. He has played for renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov and had masterclasses with Alina Ibragimova, Takashi Shimizu, Vadim Gluzman and Isabelle van Keulen. In 2016, Dillon was the recipient of a generous award from the Humphrey Richardson Taylor Trust and in 2015 he attended the Summit Music Festival in America for two weeks of masterclasses and concerts with Aaron Rosand. Dillon's performances have taken him to venues and festivals across the world in England, Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey and Japan.
Kumi Matsuo was born in Tokyo, Japan. Winner of the 5th Louisiana International Piano Competition, she has also won numerous other international competitions. After graduating from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Kumi studied at the Royal College of Music where she completed her Artist Diploma, Master's degree and the Anthony Saltmarsh Junior Fellow in Accompaniment. She won the RCM concerto competition twice. She has also played Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No.1 conducted by Vladimir Jurowski at the Queen Elisabeth Hall. Kumi made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014 and a tour in New Orleans with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven's Emperor Concerto in 2015.
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