Three works with Parisian connections are interleaved with Schubert's teenage work, modelled on the Mozart, and Tsiganov's arrangements of Shostakovich, part of this year's composer theme. The programme culminates in Franck’s wedding gift to fellow Belgian Eugene Ysaÿe, who performed it on the day of his nuptials.
11:00am, Thursday 8 August 2019
£16 Unreserved Seating
Supported by Mrs Eira Leach and the Romanian Cultural Institute
Mozart Violin Sonata No.21 in E minor, K304 13¼’
Schubert Violin Sonatina No.1 in D, D384 20¼’
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor 13’
Shostakovich arr Tsiganov Four preludes for violin & piano, Op.34 6½’
Franck Violin Sonata in A major 28'
Maria Gîlicel started her violin and music studies at the age of 4, learning with her Romanian parents. She acquired her degree at the Conservatorio Adolfo Salazar in Madrid under Farid Fasla before graduating with First Class Honours as a student of Ani Schnarch at the RCM, where she is now taking her Masters in Performance with Maciej Rakowski.
Sten Heinoja has received numerous prizes in his native Estonia as well as abroad. In 2007 he was awarded a diploma and special prize in Lithuania, in 2010 he earned the finalist diploma in Jurmala, Latvia, and in 2014 he won the 8th Estonian Piano Competition. Sten performs regularly in Estonia as part of chamber groups, as a soloist, and as an accompanist.