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Alexandra Lomeiko (violin) and Antonina Suhanova (piano)

Thursday March 15, 2018 at 19:00
1901 Arts Club, London
£15 (includes a pre-concert drink)
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  1. Sonata for Violin and Piano No 18 in G K 301 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  2. Paganiniana - Nathan Milstein, after Nicolo Paganini
  3. Variations Serieuses in D minor Op 54 - Felix Mendelssohn
  4. Prelude No 13 in D flat major, from 13 Preludes Op 32 - Sergey Rachmaninov
  5. Excerpts, from Le baiser de la fée, (The Fairy's Kiss) - Igor Stravinsky

Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recital Series.

Alexandra began violin lessons in 1996 in Christchurch, New Zealand where she received awards and prizes including the Most Promising Award at the Young Performer of the Year competition, 2nd place at the Sentinel Performers Competition (2005) and 3rd place at the National Concerto Competition (2008).

In 2006, Alexandra moved to London to study at the Purcell School of Music. Since then, she has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall. A laureate of numerous competitions, Alex has won the Purcell Concerto Competition (2008), the “Best String Player Award” at the Gisborne International Music Competition (2012), Province of Terni Soloist Award from Associazione Mozart Italia (2014), Kenneth Loveland Gift Award, U.K (2016) and the Development Prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Alexandra is also a very avid chamber musician performing regularly with her duo partner, Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova, both in the U.K and abroad. As an orchestral musician Alexandra is a member of the Russian Virtuosi of Europe, casual performer for the Oxford Philomusica, the London Symphony Orchestra with whom she collaborates through her placement on the LSO String Scheme and most recently she has been offered a place on the BBC Symphony Orchestras Pathway Scheme. In 2013, Alexandra founded the self-directed string orchestra known as Silk Street Sinfonia which is scheduled for many upcoming performances throughout Europe.

She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music where she was a Lark Scholar supported by scholarships from the Martin Music, Leverhulme and Countess of Munster and Hattori Foundations. Alexandra plays on a violin made by Francesco Maurizi of Appignano, c.1850.

Since 2000, the Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova (1991) has been praised at numerous national and international piano competitions in France, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Russia and Estonia. She studied with Gunta Boza and prof. Juris Kalnciems at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music before moving to London in 2012 where she commenced her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of distinguished British pianist Ronan O’Hora. She has been supported by The Leverhulme Trust, the Worshipful Company of Grocers, Drake Calleja Trust and Help Musicians UK. In September 2017 Antonina will start the Artist Diploma course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Antonina has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Latvia, London and Moscow under the baton of Andris Nelsons and Vladimir Spivakov, amongst others. She has participated in masterclasses of numerous world-renowned pianists including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Pavel Gililov, Matti Raekallio and Richard Goode. Antonina has performed in renowned festivals such as the City of London Festival, the International Piano Stars Festival in Latvia, the International Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands, the Autumn Chamber Music Festival in Riga. She has performed at the Great Guild Hall in Riga, Moscow International House of Music, Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, St Martin in the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and Milton Court Concert Hall in London. In 2016 was invited to participate in the International Mendelssohn-Academy in Leipzig. She made her debut performance at the Barbican Hall with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conductor Adrian Leaper as a finalist of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama most prestigious prize The Gold Medal in May 2016, returning in December of the same year to perform a solo recital.

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