Catherine Lee (cello) & Ettore Strangio (piano)

Saturday 18 March: 6-30pm  (NOT 7-30pm!!!)

Godalming Baptist Church, GU7 1BA


Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata in A Major, Op.69

Robert Schumann – Fantasy Pieces, Op.73

Igor Stravinsky – Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano

Admission FREE   Retiring Collection

For more information please contact Suzanne Cacciottolo 07940 013314


Catherine Lee

Catherine has performed in venues including the Wigmore Hall, St.James’s Piccadilly, St.Martin-in-the- Fields, the Royal Opera House and the South Bank Centre. She regularly participates and performs in many international music festivals and summer academies such as the Courchevel Summer Academy, the European Music Academy Bonn, Naples International Chamber Music Festival, the Russian Music Festival, the Thuringen Summer Academy, Bruges Academy and the Lenk Summer Academy.

She is a recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships from many organisations; among them the Moncalieri European Music Competition (Italy), Concordia Foundation (UK), Young International Janigro Competition (Croatia), Richard Wagner Foundation (Germany), Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Stiftung (Germany), Hanggi Foundation (Switzerland) and Meindl Society (Germany). Catherine has also been recently selected by Making Music Concert Promoters’ Group for inclusion in their selected artists’ brochure for 2016.

Her eclectic performing style has been crafted by studying with many of today’s leading cellists. Her teachers include Gustav Rivinius, Ivan Monighetti, Elena Cheah & Leonid Gorokhov. She participated in masterclasses with artists including David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Ralph Kirshbaum, Eduard Brunner, Frans Helmerson, Matias de Oliveira Pinto, Walter Grimmer, Trols Svane & Maria Kliegel

Catherine was born in Busan, South Korea, and spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. She attended the Purcell School with full scholarship before going to Germany and a scholarship from the St.Albanstift supported her studies at the City of Basel Music Academy, Switzerland where she gained a BMus degree. She later received MMus from the University of Music & Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany, graduating with the highest honours for both degrees.

With supports from the Zetland Foundation and Trinity College London Scholarship she is undertaking the Artist Diploma programme at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. She is currently mentored by the British conductor and cellist, Richard Markson.

Ettore Strangio

Ettore Maria Strangio started his musical studies at the age of eight with his pianist brother. He attended Music Conservatoire in Potenza, Italy where he studied both piano and violin. After graduating with the highest honours for his Bachelor of Music degree Ettore moved to London where

He is currently undertaking the Postgraduate Artist Diploma programme at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance as a Leverhume Arts and Arthur Haynes Trust Scholar.

Ettore is a multiple prize-winner of national and international competitions such as the Giulio Rospigliosi Piano Competition in Pistoia, the Euritmia International Piano Competition of Povoletto in Udine, the Vietri Sul Mare Piano Competition and the Osimo International Piano Competition, among many others.

He has attended masterclasses held by internationally renowned international pianists including Andrzej Jasinskj, Claudio Martinez Mehner, Aldo Ciccolini, Riccardo Risaliti, Daniel Rivera and Giovanni Bellucci.

As an active soloist, he has recently performed the “Choral Fantasy” by Beethoven with the Gesualdo da Venosa Orchestra in Italy and as part of a duo with flautist Ylenia Cimino he has appeared at RAI, the Italian National Broadcasting Company.