1:10pm - 2pm
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Lunchtime Recital - Trio Klein
Trio Klein (Kamila Bydlowska - violin, Shiry Rashkovsky - viola, Ella Rundle - cello) made their London debut in 2018 since when they have performed widely across the UK and in Europe. Their repertoire encompasses pieces from the Western musical canon, lesser known works from the past and contemporary music. They frequently present pieces in arrangements and hope to be joining forces with the University of Surrey next year to pursue musical reworking with our students. In this visit they present a programme with emphasis on pieces from the 1980s alongside selections from J.S. Bach’s magisterial ‘Goldberg Variations’.
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Kamila Bydlowska - Violin
Described as ‘a true musician of today’s generation’ (Lark Reviews), Polish-born and London-based violinist Kamila Bydlowska performs as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator across multiple genres.
She has appeared in venues and festivals in Europe, Asia and America, including the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Jazz Cafe, iTunes Festival in London, Holywell Rooms in Oxford, KIOI Hall in Tokyo, Tengiz Amirejibi International Music Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia; iPalpiti Festival of International Laureats in Los Angeles, Midem Festival in Cannes, UK International Tango Festival and London Electronic Arts Festival.
Kamila made the world- first recordings of the Violin Concertos by the 20th Century British composers William Wordsworth and Arnold Griller with Liepaja Symphony Orchestra (Latvia) on the Toccata Classics label, released in August 2019 and January 2021. Other recent concerto engagements include Bruch, Sibelius, Bartok as well as Szymanowski, Arnold, Ethel Smyth.
She broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM (UK), WNYC (New York), RAI (Italy) & Japanese TV. A multiple winner of awards, she is the recipient of the Ministry of Culture of Poland Scholarship and Artistic Excellence Award from Indiana University.
Born in Slupca, central Poland into a family of non-musicians, at seven she started to play the violin and went on to study on a full scholarship at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington,USA with Mauricio Fuks and Kevork Mardirossian and Royal College of Music in London with Ani Schnarch.
Shiry Rashkovsky - Viola
Lauded by The Strad for her ‘beguiling… thrilling and exuberant’ Royal Festival Hall debut, Shiry pursues an international and diverse career.
Her recording of Kate Whitley’s Viola Concerto (dedicated to her) with the Multi-Story Orchestra and Christopher Stark for NMC Records was described as ‘fearless’ by the Guardian. Her performances have appeared on BBC 1, 2 and 4, and she has broadcast live for BBC Radio 3, WQXR New York, RAI Italy and the Israeli Broadcasting Authority. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Up Close and Musical festival.
Shiry is a prize-winner of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Cecil Aronowitz Viola Prize, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme, and was a Making Music Selected Artist 2017-2018.
She is regularly invited to Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, and has performed with Adrian Brendel, Ian Brown, Thomas Gould, Viviane Hagner, Pekka Kuusisto, Min Jin Kym and David Waterman; and internationally with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Atar Arad, Stephan Barratt-Due, Vadim Gluzman, Rudolf Koelman, Shlomo Mintz. She has featured in Cadogan Hall’s ‘Rising Stars’ chamber music series.
Shiry teaches viola at Royal Holloway, University of London, was Director of Preparatory and Primary Courses of Pro Corda, and is faculty member of New Virtuosi International Mastercourse, where she has held the position of Acting Executive Director. She has given masterclasses at Le Altre Note International Music Festival and the University of Transylvania in Brasov.
Shiry studied Social and Political Sciences at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and completed a Masters with First Class Honours and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, studying with Natasha Boyarska and Ian Jewel.
Ella Rundle - Cello
Described as a performer of ‘infectious passion’ (Ottawa Citizen) Ella Rundle is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK, Europe, and further abroad.
She has toured extensively with various chamber ensembles and has been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, Portuguese Radio RTP, and SWR Germany. She has been invited to perform at festivals such as Fête de la Forêt Musicale (France), Festival Pontiac Enchante (Ottawa), Birdfoot Festival (New Orleans), Thy (Denmark), and Viana (Portugal).
Ella is prize winner of the 2015 Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists; as 2013/14 Tillett Trust Young Artist she gave debut performances in venues such as the Purcell Room, Snape Maltings, Holywell Music Rooms and Wigmore Hall. Recent performances also include the concertos by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Haydn.
Ella has been invited as guest principal cello to such orchestras as the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Royal Northern Sinfonia. She has also been a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra since 2015, where she enjoys a busy touring career around the world.
Ella studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins and completed her Masters degree in 2013 at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, with Konstantin Heidrich. She is grateful to have held scholarships from the Countess of Munster, DAAD, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Drapers' Company and the Worshipful Company of Musicians and the English Speaking Union.
John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Alfred Schnittke - String Trio (ii)
Sofia Gubaidulina - String Trio (ii + iii)
J S Bach - Goldberg Variations (selected
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