Thursday 10 February 3.00 pm
Eleanor Corr (violin)
Alexandra Myslek (piano)
Grieg: Sonata no 2 in G Op 13 (22')
Lento-Allegro / Allegretto / Allegro
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (16')
Ravel: Tzigane (10')
Winner of the 2020 Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal and Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Eleanor Corr is a British-Irish violinist, enjoying a varied freelance career in the UK & Norway. She has recorded Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat alongside works by Birtwistle and Maxwell-Davies for Linn Records, conducted by Oliver Knussen. She has performed at Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room and St. Martin-in-the-Fields with duo partner Aleksandra Myslek, and they will be making their Queen Elizabeth Hall debut later this year. She has given solo/chamber recitals at Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead, Brighton Early Music Festival, & broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Concerto highlights include performances with Multi-Story Orchestra, London Chamber Soloists, London International Orchestra & University of London Symphony Orchestra at venues including St. George's Bristol & Wells Cathedral. Eleanor is a passionate chamber musician, playing regularly on both modern & period instruments in duos with outstanding pianists Emil Duncumb and Aleksandra Myslek. Her quartet, Pocket Sinfonia are winners of the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition Audience Prize, and former BREMF Young Artists. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was Sterndale Bennett Scholar, winner of several prizes & leader of RAM Symphony Orchestra. She plays a Mark Robinson violin, generously loaned to her by the Harrison-Frank Foundation.
Aleksandra Myslek is a prize-winning collaborative pianist, coach and a teacher born in Poland. She was a prize-winner of national and international competitions, including the R. Schumann International Competition in Poland and F. Chopin International Competition in Hungary, and won a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Arts and Culture. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, gaining scholarships throughout her training. Having won two of the chamber music prizes at the Royal Academy, Aleksandra established herself as a sought-after chamber musician and now cooperates with both instrumentalists and singers. In 2019, alongside her duo partner Rosie Bowker, Aleksandra won a Tunnel Trust Award and in 2020 she accompanied the winning performance of Eleanor Corr at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. She was a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance from 2019 till 2021 and then joined the institution as a staff pianist.
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