Thursday February 25th 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Emily Sun (violin) Caterina Grewe (piano)
Beethoven: Violin sonata in D Op 12 no 1 (21')
Clara Schumann: Three Romances Op 22 (11')
Robert Schumann: Violin sonata in A minor Op 105 (17')
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A multi international prize winner, Emily Sun was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal from the Royal College of Music. She won the 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year (Australia), and the 2016 Royal Overseas League Commonwealth Musician of the Year (UK), and international competition prizes at Brahms International Violin Competition (Austria), Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Russia), Bromsgrove International Music Competition (UK), and Lipizer International Violin Competition (Italy). She was a Young Concert Artist for the Tillett Trust, The Worshipful Company of Musicians and City Music Foundation. Emily has performed in major concert venues including Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Tchaikovsky Great Hall Moscow, Auditorium du Louvre Paris, and Flagey Brussels. She was invited to perform at Buckingham Palace alongside Maxim Vengerov in Bach's Double Violin Concerto at the Royal Gala in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales, and at the Royal Palace of Brussels in the presence of the King and Queen of Belgium. She studied with Dr Robin Wilson at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London, Augustin Dumay at Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Belgium, and received further mentoring from Pinchas Zukerman, Maxim Vengerov and Ivry Gitlis. She currently teaches at the Royal College of Music, London. Emily plays a 1760 Nicolo Gagliano violin, kindly loaned to her through the Beare's International Violin Society.
German-Japanese Pianist Caterina Grewe, born in Tokyo, has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the world. She has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions such as third prize at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and the Dublin International Piano Competition where she was a finalist and prize winner in 2015. Other prizes include First Prize at the 2010 Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris, First Prize at the Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne in 2010, First Prize at the 2011 Mayenne International Piano Competition in France, and First Prize at the 2014 Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece. She studied at the Hamburg Conservatory, at the Chetham's School of Music and completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in 2013 where she graduated with distinction. She is now a Piano Professor at the Royal College of Music and also teaches at the Purcell School and at St Paul's School.
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