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Lunchtime Recital - Brodsky Trio (viola, soprano and piano)

Friday May 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army), London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. 2 Lieder for alto, viola and piano Op 91 - Johannes Brahms
  2. 1st movement: Allegro amabile, from Sonata for viola and piano No 2 in E flat Op 120 No 2 - Johannes Brahms
  3. 14 Songs Op 34 - Sergey Rachmaninov
    • Storm
    • The migrant wind
  4. Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor Op 36 - Sergey Rachmaninov

José Gandia graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London with an MMus in music performance, studying with professor Rivka Golani. In 2009 he was awarded the 4th Prize for Solo Performance at the International Music Competition in Padova (Italy). He is cofounder of the Opera at Home ensemble, having performed in prestigious venues like St Martin in the Fields, Royal Palace of Madrid (In front of Queen Sofia), Munich Kaisersaal, Arts Theatre in Moscow, Reform Club and recently at Westminster House of Lords. Also trained as an actor, Jose has featured in an article at ‘The Strad’ magazine (2015) on the relation between acting technique and music performance. José plays on a viola by the English maker Rod Ward.

Belorussian soprano Alexia Mankovskaya graduated from Russian Academy of Dramatic Art, where she completed BA in opera singing course. In 2009 she completed MMus at Trinity College of Music, supported by the Butler and Offenheim scholarships. Operatic roles performed include Marcelina (Marrige Figaro, Stanislavky Opera Theatre Moscow), Lola (Cavaleria Rusticana, Schloss Leopoldskron Palace, Salzburg), Madam Larina (Tchaikovsky; Evgenie Onegin; Cadogan Hall) Olga (Aghliari Summer Festival; Italy, Romeo ( Bellini Montecci e i Capuletti; Guildford Opera). Alexia regularly give recitals in the UK and across Europe. She appeared in concert series at St. Martin in the Fields, Chipping Campden Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Royal Palace (Madrid, Spain), Kaiser Palace (Munich, Germany), Rachmaninovsky Hall (Moscow, Russia). Among her prizes and awards First Prise of Padua International Competition, Elisabeth Shuman Prize for Lieder, Silver Medal of International Russian Music Competition, diplomas of Stuart Burrows International Voice Award, Ralf Welsh Competition, Bayreuth Bursary Competition and Morimondo International Opera Competition. Future engagements involves series of recitals in London and Madrid, recording her first solo CD and appearance as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana for The Reform Club Annual Opera and Edinburgh Fringe festival 2018 (UK).

Born in Moscow, Russia, Angelina Kopyrina began playing the piano at the age of 5, giving her first recital a year later. She was then accepted at the Central Music School held at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied with Valery Piassetski. At 14, Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 with Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra in Yaroslavl and won second prize at the 4th International Nikolai Rubenstein piano competition in Paris, France. In 2004, Angelina was offered a full scholarship to study at Trinity College of Music, London under Nina Sereda. While studying in London Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2, Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 and Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini at Barbican Hall as well as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 at Dukes Hall, RAM and St Martin at the fields. During Angelina’s time in the UK and Europe she won several competitions including the International Czech Republic competition, Morey Piano Competition and 2nd prize at The Hastings Music festival piano concerto competition. After graduating in 2008, Angelina returned to Moscow where she studied a Masters and Post Graduate at Gnessin Academy under Vladimir Tropp as well as be his assistant. Angelina gave concerts at the Big and Small hall at Moscow Conservatory, Rachmaninov’s hall, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Sviatoslav Richter Museum and Gnessin’s Academy Big hall. Angelina will be studying a PhD at Chichester University in 2017, where she will research “Author’s editions and problems of interpretations” surrounding Rachmaninov’s piano solos.

Regent Hall (The Salvation Army)
275 Oxford Street
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