Live From London: The Joy of Two
FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2020 - 8:00PM
Violinist, Sara Trickey takes the stage from her home in London joined by pianist, Ivana Gavric. "The Joy of Two" includes works by Mozart, von Vecsey, Beethoven, and Kreisler.
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FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2020 - 8:00PM
Valse Triste by Franz von Vecsey (1893-1935)
Spring Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Midnight Bells by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
SARA TRICKEY, VIOLIN
Sara Trickey enjoys an exciting and diverse career as a solo violinist and chamber musician. Noted for her “fiery and passionate” performances (The Strad) and her “beautifully refined tone” (Musical Opinion), she performs at many of the major UK festivals and venues, including in the Presteigne, Alwyn, Oxford May Music, York, Ashburton and Wye Valley Chamber Music festivals. She plays regularly with pianist Dan Tong with whom she has recorded the Schubert Sonatinas to critical acclaim (“Irresistible!” – Barry Millington). A CD of Fauré and David Matthews has recently been released by Deux-Elles. She also made a world premiere recording of Mathias’ violin sonatas with Iwan Llewelyn Jones.
Sara has performed most of the repertoire for violin and orchestra, with orchestras that include the City of London Sinfonia and the Orchestra of St John’s (“The Beethoven violin concerto was quite simply perfection” – Seen and Heard International). She recently recorded the David Matthews double concerto for violin and viola with the English Symphony Orchestra and violist Sarah-Jane Bradley.
She is a founder member of the Odysseus Piano Trio and is currently a member of The Rossetti Ensemble. She plays in a violin duo with Andrew Watkinson, leader of the Endellion Quartet. Prior to forming these groups, Sara led the Bronte String Quartet for six years, winning the Royal Overseas League competition and second prize in the Cremona International Quartet competition.
Sara studied with Camilla Wicks and also was very much influenced by her studies at IMS Prussia Cove. She read Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and this continues to be a passion. She also enjoys teaching, primarily at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
IVANA GAVRIC, PIANO
Ivana Gavrić’s playing has been described as “altogether of an extraordinary calibre” (BBC Music Magazine) and “notable for its beautiful sound, musical integrity and introspection” (The Independent). She has attracted considerable praise for her interpretations of Janáček, Liszt, Schubert, and more recently Grieg, the Washington Post describing her playing as “impressive, insightful…ravishing”.
Recent concerto performances include Rachmaninov’s Second with the Philharmonia at the RFH and Beethoven’s Emperor with the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall. She has also performed with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Aurora Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia, and has collaborated with conductors including Rafael Payare, Nicholas Collon, Christian Kluxen, Karin Hendrickson and Ben Gernon. She especially enjoys working with chamber orchestras and one of her highlights to date has been performing with the Trondheim Soloists.
Ivana has also been heard on concert platforms at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, the Berlin Konzerthaus, KKL Lucerne, Gilmore Festival, as well as across China and in Canada. She created a sensation with her debut album In the mists, winning BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year. Her recording of Grieg was selected as Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the Grieg Society’s Recording of the Year, while her Chopin disc was picked as Classic FM’s CD of the week. Over the last decade Ivana has worked closely with composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, and her new concerto Between the Skies, the River and the Hills, written for Ivana, was released last year on Rubicon Classics.