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Laia Montserrat (violin) and Daniel Swain (piano)

Saturday January 21, 2017 at 19:30
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
£15 (£10 over 60s and under 18s)
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  1. Legende in G minor for Violin and Orchestra Op 17 - Henryk Wieniawski
  2. Méditation, from Thaïs - Jules Massenet
  3. 6 Romanian Folk Dances Sz 56 - Bela Bartók
  4. 2nd movement: Canzonetta, from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Op 35 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  5. 1st movement: Allegro, from Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor Op 108 - Johannes Brahms
  6. Romance, from Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor Op 22 - Henryk Wieniawski
  7. Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra - Pablo Sarasate, on themes by Georges Bizet

An international virtuoso violinist described by the German critics as 'Passionate and intense' in Bonn General-Anzeiger Newspaper by Mrs. Oschmann. Laia made her Carnegie Hall, New York debut at the age of 14, she is winner of numerous first prizes in Paris, Italy, London, New York, Luxembourg, Romania and Spain. Maestro Abbado said 'with Laia the violin speaks'.

Her forthcoming recital is at St James's Piccadilly on 21 January at 19.30. The programme includes a wide selection of the most beautiful works written for violin and piano. It will include 'Carmen' Fantasy from Concerto Op 25 based by Bizet's Opera, arranged by Pablo de Sarasate, Tchaikovsky Canzonetta from the Concerto in D major Op 35, Legenda Op 17 by Henryk Wieniawski, Thïs Meditation by Jules Massenet, Brahms's Allegro from the Sonata No 3 for violin and piano, 6 Romanian Dances by Bela Bartok and the romantic Romance No 2 Op 25 by Henryk Wieniawski.

Laia was born in Barcelona and started her violin studies when she was five years old. She won her first international competition at the age of 8, and moved to Germany to study at the 'High Performance Bonn Prodigious Children School'. At the age of 11, playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, Laia became 1st prize winner in the Jeunesses Musical of Soller, and the jury members were so impressed after her performance that they decided to increase the prize. Laia finished her violin studies in London from 2011 - 2013. She performs regularly concerts in the United States, Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Croatia, Spain, Romania, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria etc.

St James's Piccadilly is situated within walking distance of Piccadilly Circus tube station.

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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