Sunday 20 December 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Indira Grier (cello)
Francis Grier (piano)
Janacek: Pohadka (12')
Schumann: Funf Stucke im Volkston (15')
Francis Grier: 'Out of the Deep' (6') and ‘Bravura' (6')
Brahms: Sonata in D major Op 78 (25')
(the cello arrangement of the G major violin sonata )
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Already the recipient of several international prizes, Indira has recently completed a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music studying with Alexander Chaushian. Previously she was taught by Melissa Phelps and then by Troels Svane at the Musikhochschule Luebeck. Indira has won Making Music's 2019 'Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Award', the 2019 RCM Unaccompanied Bach Prize, the 2018 RCM Concerto Competition performing the Elgar Cello Concerto and a Gold Medal in the 2019 Vienna International Music Competition. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician across the UK and Europe and has participated in festivals such as Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and Wye Valley Chamber Music. She has also had masterclasses with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Thomas Ades and Steven Isserlis. Indira is grateful for the support of the Hattori Foundation, the Countess of Munster Trust and Help Musicians UK.
Francis Grier used to be organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and gave the first ever Prom concert given over to a solo performer in 1985. He is now a psychoanalyst and composer. In 2006 his Passion , commissioned by the BBC and VocalEssence in Minneapolis was described by the Independent as "a work of vital attack, shivering beauty and compelling power...", and by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as "a modern masterpiece." He was awarded a British Composer Award for his Missa Brevis (2011) for St Paul's Cathedral. As a chamber music pianist he has recorded with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis, and has performed with Colin Carr, Louise Williams and Andrew Marriner – as well as with his daughters. In June 2018 the Choir of King's College Cambridge digitally released Lit by Holy Fire ; in September a CD was released of his organ music performed by Tom Winpenny at St Albans Abbey. His new oratorio Before All Worlds will be performed by the BBC Singers in November 2020.
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