Elizaveta, from Belarus and Ana, from Romania, are currently studying for Master’s degrees at the Royal College of Music. Elizaveta came to Rhyl three seasons ago with her string quartet to accompany pianists from Chethams in Mozart concertos and guaranteed that she would return to Rhyl. The plan is that she will do so with Ana next season but meanwhile we have the pleasure of this virtual premiere.
Both musicians have considerable experience and have gained awards. Elizaveta has a full RCM scholarship and is a Drake Calleja artist. She has performed across Europe. Ana is currently a Kenneth and Violet Scott artist and studies with Roger Vignoles among others.
The recording takes place at RCM and, in case you wonder about the violin, it is a Tononi and on loan from RCM.
Their programme includes a Fauré violin sonata and the César Franck sonata.
Our concert organiser writes: If you like violin sonatas then the Franck will be well known to you. It was written for Ysaye as a wedding present. I have known this work for 55 years and still adore it. I trust all listeners will enjoy it too, either anew or for the first time. (Stephen Leeder)
This concert is being sponsored by Mr & Mrs R G Parry