Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale


Sunday 13 February 3.00 pm

Yuri Zhislin (violin/viola)
Alexander Karpeyev (piano)

Schubert: Sonata in A minor D821 'Arpeggione' (24')
Allegro / Adagio / Allegretto

Vasilenko: Viola sonata Op 46 (18')
(single movement)

Tchaikovsky: Melody and Scherzo (7')


Yuri Zhislin was born in 1974 into the musical family of well-known Russian violinist Grigori Zhislin. He studied in his native Moscow and later at the Royal College of Music in London. He has given recitals and performed in concerts with numerous orchestras in London and throughout Europe, the USA, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In high demand as a chamber musician, Yuri regularly appears both on the violin and the viola at festivals around the world. His chamber music partners have included Maria Joao Pires, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Michael Collins, Natalie Clein, Chloe Hanslip and Ashley Wass. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Russian Virtuosi of Europe, an ensemble that brings together some of the finest young Russian musicians based in Western Europe. He is professor of violin and viola at the Royal College of Music and gives masterclasses in Bulgaria, Spain, Holland, Sweden and Japan.

Featured as  ‘One to watch' in  International Piano  magazine,  Alexander Karpeyev is a Russian pianist resident in the UK, who has performed throughout  the UK and Europe and toured in the USA, Canada and Russia as a concerto  soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He won the Dudley International Piano Competition as well as the Norah Sande Award and a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In 2014 he completed a doctoral degree at the City University based on Medtner. He devotes considerable time to promoting Russian music in London as the Music Curator of the Pushkin House Music Salon. He is actively engaged in various recording projects, most recently a CD of Medtner songs which will be released next year.

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