Young Musicians double bill
Tuesday 23rd July 7.30 pm
Mozart ~ Divertissement
Jacques Leclair ~ La Petite Pâtisserie
Georges Auric ~ Romance
Jean Françaix ~ Divertissement
Beethoven ~ Kakadu Variations
Mendelssohn ~ Piano Trio in D minor
This year our traditional double bill takes on an international dimension. The young Trio Isara from Munich, composed of musicians from Finland, Greece and Switzerland, shares the platform with Arunda, one of Scotland’s most promising wind trios.
Tickets £12 (concessions £6) – unreserved
Presented in partnership with Live Music Now Scotland and Live Music Now Munich.
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Find out more about the artists:
Anna-Maija Hirvonen (violin) was born in Oulu, Finland in 1988. She began her musical education at Oulu Conservatory with Professor Ari Angervo. At the same time, she studied chamber music and completed master classes with reknowned artists. She was a recipient of scholarships from the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Finnish Pro Musica Foundation. From 2008 to 2011 she attended the Music Conservatory, Munich, as a student of Professor Gottfried Schneider. She is currently under contract with the Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera. She has been studying at the Music Conservatory, Lübeck, since 2012 under Professor Elisabeth Weber.
Katerina Giannitsioti (cello) was born in Lamia, Greece in 1984 and studied cello at the Music Conservatory in Munich, Germany, with Professor Walter Nothas. She completed a master class with Professor Wen-Sinn Yang and has since been studying Baroque cello under Kristin von der Goltz. She is additionally enrolled in the Department of Musicology at the University of Athens. Giannitsioti has won prizes at numerous competitions including the Greek Ministry of Education’s Competition for Young Musicians, as well as the national competition of the cultural organization Filon. She was a scholarship recipient of the Academy of Athens in 2007/2008.
She has appeared with a variety of chamber music ensembles in Germany, Italy, France, Greece, Belgium, Russia, Japan and China and with musicians such as G. Schneider, U. Rodenhaeuser, D. Schultheiss, W. Nothas and W.S. Yang. Giannitsioti has made solo appearances with the Symphony Orchestra of the Lamia Conservatory, and the Orchestra of the Nae Leonhard Theater in Galati, Romania. In 2009/2010 she interned with the State Theater of Saarbrücken, Germany, and has gained orchestra experience with the Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the Greek Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra ‘m18’, the ‘Orchestra of Colours’, Athens, and with the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras of the University of Athens. Giannitsioti has participated in master classes with D. Patras, W. Böttcher, A. Bylsma, P. Bruns, M. Carneiro, F. Gouton, B. Greenhouse, A. Meneses, S. Popov, and G. Rivinius.
Lauriane Follonier (piano) was born in Venthône, Switzerland and studied piano in Neuchâtel with Marc Pantillon, and in Munich, Germany, where she completed a piano master class with Professor Gitti Pirner in 2011.
She has been awarded numerous prizes, such as the Fried Wald Scholarship in 2003, the Madeleine Dubuis Scholarship in 2006, and the ‘Hedwig-Scherrer-Collard’ Scholarship of the Kiefer-Hablitzel Society in 2010. She won ‘La Joute musicale d’Espace 2’ in 2004 which led to the production of a CD and a live radio broadcast. In 2008, Follonier represented Switzerland for the prize of the French-language Public Broadcasting Corporations, and received a special award for Lied arrangement in the Brahms competition in Pörtschach, Austria, in 2011.