Friday 23 February 2018: 7-30pm

Date was originally 26 January but was changed in October 2017

Farnham Methodist Church, GU9 7RN

Alexandra Lomeiko (violin) and Antonina Suhanova (piano)

Programme to include Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata

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Alexandra and Antonina are both separately winners of the 2017 awards from the Hattori Foundation and they have played for TBS in the past.

Alexandra Lomeiko began violin lessons in 1996 in Christchurch, New Zealand where she received awards and prizes including the Most Promising Award at the Young Performer of the Year competition, 2nd place at the Sentinel Performers Competition (2005) and 3rd place at the National Concerto Competition (2008). In 2006, Alexandra moved to London where she has been very active both as a soloist and chamber musician, performing in many prestigious venues and being broadcast on BBC Radio 3. A laureate of numerous competitions, Alex has won the Purcell Concerto Competition (2008), the “Best String Player Award” at the Gisborne International Music Competition (2012), Province of Terni Soloist Award from Associazione Mozart Italia (2014), Kenneth Loveland Gift Award, U.K (2016) and the Development Prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music where she was a Lark Scholar supported by scholarships from the Martin Music, Leverhulme and Countess of Munster and Hattori Foundations. Alexandra plays on a violin made by Francesco Maurizi of Appignano, c.1850.

Since 2000, the Latvian pianist Antonina Suhanova has been praised at numerous national and international piano competitions in France, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Russia and Estonia. She studied with Gunta Boza and prof. Juris Kalnciems at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music before moving to London in 2012 where she commenced her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of distinguished British pianist Ronan O’Hora. She has been supported by The Leverhulme Trust, the Worshipful Company of Grocers, Drake Calleja Trust and Help Musicians UK. 

Antonina has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Latvia, London and Moscow under the baton of Andris Nelsons and Vladimir Spivakov, amongst others. She has participated in masterclasses of numerous world-renowned pianists including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Pavel Gililov, Matti Raekallio and Richard Goode. Antonina has performed in renowned festivals such as the City of London Festival, the International Piano Stars Festival in Latvia, the International Holland Music Sessions in the Netherlands, the Autumn Chamber Music Festival in Riga. She has performed at the Great Guild Hall in Riga, Moscow International House of Music, LSO St Luke’s, St Martin in the Fields, and St James’s Piccadilly. She made her debut performance at the Barbican Hall with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conductor Adrian Leaper as a finalist of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama most prestigious prize The Gold Medal in May 2016, returning in December of the same year to perform a solo recital.

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