Friday 8 February 2018: 7-30pm

(Postponed from 1 February because of bad weather)

Farnham Methodist Church, GU9 7RN

Kristiana Ignatjeva (Cello)

Alison Rhind (Piano)

Sponsored by Countess of Munster Recital Scheme


Boccherini: Sonata for cello and piano in A major, G.4
Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano in C major, op.102 no.1
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso
Shostakovich: Sonata for cello and piano op.40
Arensky: Romance op.56 no.2
Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango

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Latvian cellist Kristiana Ignatjeva is a scholar studying for her Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London with professor Melissa Phelps. She is currently Ian Evans Lombe Scholar. Kristiana has obtained degrees with distinction in Master of Performance and Bachelor of Music. She studied previously at the Purcell School of Music with professor Robert Cohen.

Kristiana has worked with many prominent musicians including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Pinchas Zukerman, and Nicola Benedetti. Last season she gave performances of Elgar concerto with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, Haydn C major concerto with the London Mozart Players and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations in the UK.

Kristiana has won many international and national competitions, recently being awarded the Muriel Taylor Scholarship. Kristiana has given recitals across Europe and North America in major concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall. She enjoys playing chamber music and regularly takes part in chamber music festivals across Europe.

Kristiana plays on an Italian cello by Matteo Goffriller kindly loaned by the Royal College of Music.




Children who can sit quietly are most welcome. All under 26s may attend FREE thanks to CAVATINA if they enter their name and date of birth on a form at the door – no advance notice needed.

Parents and teachers may attend FREE if they bring children who need to be accompanied (typically up to 16 years) but they should email at least 2 days before the concert to register.

We do not issue physical tickets for the concerts in Farnham but record advance payments and check names on the door.

Refreshments are free but we invite donations of £2-50 for wine and 50p for juice towards the costs. (£1 towards drinks and cakes when at Farnham Methodist where wine is not available)

Tickets available on the door at £17-50

Advance purchase is withdrawn on the day of the concert