Thursday 8 July 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Jiafeng Chen (violin)
Caterina Grewe (piano)
Schubert: Violin sonata in A minor D385 (20')
Faure: Violin sonata in A Op 13 (26')
Kreisler: Liebesfreud (4')
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Jiafeng Chen (violin) was born in Shanghai in 1987, and studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2004 he moved to England, studying at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester. He subsequently studied at the Royal College of Music, and the Juillard School in New York. In 2005, aged 18, Jiafeng Chen won 2nd Prize in the prestigious Sibelius Violin Competition, Helsinki, and later gained 1st Prize at the 9th Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland. He is also a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition and was awarded the Paganini Prize at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, and the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He is a member of faculty at the Chetham's School of Muic and the Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Royal College of Music. He plays a Gagliano violin kindly on loan from a generous group of owners.
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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