Thursday 3 December 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Jane Gordon (violin)
Jan Rautio (piano)
Mozart: Violin sonata in E flat K481 (20')
Debussy: Violin sonata (15')
Fauré: Romance Op 28 (6')
Fauré: Andante Op 75 (5')
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Described as playing with ‘glowing conviction' (Financial Times) and a ‘ravishing tone and depth of timbre' (The Independent), Jane Gordon's expressive and refined performances have won critical acclaim, establishing her as one of the leading violinists of her generation . She has performed extensively at major festivals and concert halls throughout Europe, Asia and America. Jane has a long standing partnership with Jan Rautio in performances of duo repertoire and together with cellist Victoria Simonsen they play as the Rautio Piano Trio. The Trio has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, on BBC Radio 3, throughout the UK and in France, Austria, Germany and Israel. They have released two highly acclaimed CDs on Resonus Classics.A wonderfully versatile musician, Jane's musical activities span classical concerti, solo recitals, a wide variety of chamber music, period instrument performance and play/directing orchestras from the violin. She has worked as guest leader with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (directing, UK), London Bach Society (directing, UK), Glyndebourne (OAE community opera), European Brandenburg Ensemble (Trevor Pinnock, Germany), Early Opera Company (Christian Curnyn, UK), Korean National Opera (Matthew Halls, Seoul) and Casa da Musica (Laurence Cummings, Portugal). Jane performs with English Baroque Soloists conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen, Off stage, she has written articles published in Classical Music Magazine and The Strad, and has given interviews on BBC Radio 3, World Service and Radio 4 on a variety of music-related topics. Jane is artistic director of Hastings Early Music Festival.
Jan Rautio was born in Russia, grew up in London and studied at the Royal College of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music. He works as a soloist, chamber musician, composer and conductor. His work has taken him to many performance venues across the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA. His highlights include Edinburgh Festival, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, Palazzo Borghese in Rome, the Yusupov Palace in St Petersburg, Hambacher Musikfest in Germany, and the Charleston International Piano Series. He has given numerous live broadcasts on BBC Radio3 together with the Rautio Piano Trio, having established a reputation as a critically acclaimed chamber musician with the latter.
Jan is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician (co-founder of the Rautio Piano Trio), conductor and composer. Jan is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Ponte Cultura Music & Arts Festival in Vero (France) and the Music Director of the “Diversity” chamber choir. As their conductor he led them in performances in London's St Paul's Cathedral, Gasteig Philharmonie in Munich and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, amongst others. In 2017 he was made the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his services to music life in the UK. His recent compositions include “New Horizons” for choir and orchestra; “Gloria, laus et honor” for choir and a chamber ensemble; and his first String Quartet.
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