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Lunchtime Recital - Matariki Trio (flute, cello and piano)

Friday June 1, 2018 at 13:00
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army), London
Free admission – no ticket required

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Presented by the Royal College of Music

Hailing from all sides of the globe – Sweden, New Zealand and Romania – The Matariki Trio was formed in 2017. Jonna, Lucy and Ana met at the Royal College of Music in London, at which they are current students. Their mission is to champion the works of the Flute-Cello-Piano Trio repertoire. Recent performances include concerts at the Austrian Cultural Forum and St Martin within Ludgate. The trio receives regular coaching from Susan Milan and Kathron Sturrock.

Jonna Järvitalo is a flautist from Sweden, currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Royal College of Music in London as an RCM Scholar, studying with Susan Milan and Rachel Brown.

At the age of sixteen, she started to study the flute with Gitte Marcusson. In 2012, she was awarded the Gothenburg Wind Orchestras Prize for 'Young and Promising Woodwind Players'. She has been a flautist in one of Sweden’s most prominent youth orchestras and performed as a soloist at different venues. Jonna is a keen chamber musician and has recently attended the British Isles Music Festival (UK) and the Aurora Festival (Sweden).

Jonna has participated in masterclasses with leading flautists such as James Galway, Katherine Bryan, Adam Walker and William Bennett. Since moving to London, she has performed at venues including the Royal Festival Hall and the Cadogan Hall.

Jonna is generously supported by Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs stiftelse and Uppfostringsfonderna.

New Zealand cellist Lucy Gijsbers has performed in notable venues throughout the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Lucy participated in the 2014 Adelaide International Cello Festival and performed in the Canberra International Music Festival. In September 2015 she was invited to attend the Melbourne Cello Festival, where she performed Ligeti’s Solo Cello Sonata in the Rising Stars Concert.

Lucy has recently been a contract player with the NZSO and was a member of their 2017 Fellowship Programme. In May 2009 Lucy was concerto soloist with the Wellington Youth Orchestra playing Elgar's cello concerto, and has also performed as cello concerto soloist with the Michael Monaghan Young Musician's Foundation Orchestra in 2006, 2008 and 2009. In 2017 she was soloist with the Tawa Orchestra. In 2012 Lucy was runner-up in the NZSM concerto competition, playing Schumann's cello concerto.

Lucy is currently a Scholar of the Royal College of Music in London, where she is studying towards an Artist Diploma under Thomas Carroll.

Romanian pianist Ana Manastireanu began her musical journey at the age of five. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Kathron Sturrock and Niel Immelman.

Ana’s international competition successes include the First Prize at the 'Ville de Gagny' International Piano Competition in France, the Second Prize at the 'Rosario Marciano' International Piano Competition in Austria and the Second Prize at the 'Carl Filtsch' International Piano Competition in Romania. In 2016, she was a finalist of the Orford Award in Canada.

Festival appearances include the Orford Music Festival in Canada, the British Isles Music Festival in the UK, the Vienna International Pianists Festival in Austria and the George Enescu International Festival in Romania.

Ana has participated in masterclasses with Yoheved Kaplinsky, André Laplante, Kathryn Stott, Ian Brown, Leslie Howard, Lilya Zilberstein, Pavel Gililov and Edna Golandsky, amongst others.

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