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Joo Yeon Sir and Irina Andrievsky in concert
October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pmFree
Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields
The performers represent the Royal College of Music
Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss
Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano
Efrem Zimbalist: Concert Fantasy on Le Coq d’Or
Joo Yeon Sir – Violin
Described by Strad Magazine as “exuberant…seductive…with bravura and oodles of personality”, Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir is a former winner of the prestigious Arts Club Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award (in association with Classic FM), and, on completing her studies, the Royal College of Music President’s Award.
Her repertoire is striking and diverse. In recital, she is equally at home in solo violin repertoire (Bach, Ysaÿe, Kreisler and Paganini) as she is in close collaboration with piano (in major works ranging from Haydn and Beethoven to Elgar and Debussy) or guitar, as one half of the Snowden-Sir Duo.
Irina Andrievsky – Piano
Irina Andrievsky was born in Ufa, Russia. She began learning the piano at the age of seven, going on to win First Prize in the Ufa Piano Competition at the age of ten. At the age of eleven, she went to Moscow to study at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. She then went on to complete her music degrees with distinction and also her doctorate qualification. In 1991, she emigrated to Israel and over a period of fourteen years developed an impressive career as a performer and a teacher, raising a generation of promising young Israeli pianists.
St Martin in the Fields is a vibrant, open and inclusive church at the heart of London, serving a diverse community, with a rich life of worship and prayer. Music and the arts are celebrated, with a rich and varied programme of concerts of classical music, contemporary live music and jazz.
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Free, No tickets required