AN ‘exceptional’ violin and piano duo are set to take to the stage in a village near Uttoxeter.
Adelia Myslov and Craig White will perform works by Bach, Schubert, Ravel, Szymanowski and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at St John the Baptist Church, in Mayfield, from 7.30pm on Friday, June 6.
The gig will be presented by Mayfield Music and support by the Countess of the Munster Trust award programme for outstanding young performers.
Violinist Myslov has given solo performances in Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Fairfield Halls and 10 Downing Street, and has toured France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
She was the overall winner of the string section and finalist of the 2004 Tunbridge Wells International Competition, and her performance of Bach’s Chaconne won her the first prize and audience vote prize in North London’s International Solo Bach Competition in 2009.
The performer is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the Manoug Parikian award at the age of 14, and received the Countess of Munster’s highest scholarship twice consecutively in the last two years. She has also featured in music magazines such as The Strad, The Key and Muso.
Pianist White recently spent two years as a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music working with the vocal and string departments.
He graduated with a postgraduate diploma in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Michael Dussek and Diana Ketler. Prior to this, White gained his BA in music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he held the Répétiteur Scholarship with New Chamber Opera.
In recent years the musician has worked as an accompanist on the Soltite Kanawa Accademia in Italy and the Oxford Cello School working with teachers such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Jonathan Papp, David Syrus and Pierre Doumenge.
Last year, he won the accompanist prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held at the Wigmore Hall and in March worked as an official accompanist at the first Schiermonnikoog Kamermuziek masterclasses for Jeroen Reuling’s Cello class.
Recently White toured Japan with the soprano Erika Colon culminating in a recital at the Kioi Hall, Tokyo.
In October 2010 he made his debut at the Wigmore Hall with oboist James Turnbull and last March he was the musical director and conductor for London Youth Opera’s production of The Magic Flute.
Tickets for the concert cost £12.50 in advance or £7 for students and are available from Penny on 01335 342114, Sue on 01335 346104, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or from Natural Choice, in Ashbourne.
More information on Mayfield Music is available at www.mayfieldmusic.org.uk