Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale

 

Sunday 9 October 3.00 pm

Jiafeng Chen (violin)
Caterina Grewe (piano)

Schubert: Violin sonata in A D 574 (22')
Allegro / Scherzo / Andantino / Allegro


Franck: Violin sonata in A (27')
Allegretto / Allegro / Moderato / Allegretto

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
(9')

 

Chinese violinist Jiafeng Chen was born in Shanghai. At the age of 16 he won the 1st Prize at the Wieniawski International Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin with further prizes awarded from the European Union Music Competition and the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music. He won the 2nd Prize at the Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki at the age of 18. Other major prizes include the 2nd prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the 2nd prize at the Windsor International String Competition in UK. He is a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels, and he was awarded the Paganini Prize at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition in USA. He studied at the Shanghai Conservatory and Chetham's School of Music, at the Royal College of Music and the Juilliard School; He is a violin professor at the RCM, and he also teaches at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has appeared as a soloist with several of the world's finest orchestras and at major concert halls thr including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall etc. He plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin (Naples, 1751) 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 as a Steinway Artist. Her recitals have been broadcasted by the BBC, the NDR in Hamburg, France Musique, Sky TV and ZDF in Germany. She has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions such as the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, the Dublin International Piano Competition, Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris, Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne, Mayenne International Piano Competition in France, Lyon International Piano Competition and Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece. She studied at the Hamburg Conservatory, the Chetham's School of Music and completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in 2013 where she graduated with distinction. During her time there, Caterina was awarded the   Kendal Taylor Beethoven Piano Prize   as well as the HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl by the Prince of Wales. She is now a Piano Professor at the Royal College of Music and the Purcell School in London.

 

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