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Lunchtime Concert

Roxanna Albayati, cello & Maiko Mori, piano, and Maria Willis, mezzo soprano & Daniella Nassar, piano


FRI 30 OCT / 13.05

ROXANNA ALBAYATI:
Hindemith From Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25 No. 3
I. Lebhaft, sehr markiert
II. Mäßig schnell, Gemächlich
IV. Lebhafte Viertel
V. Mäßig schnell


ROXANNA ALBAYATI & MAIKO MORI:
Takemitsu Orion

MARIA WILLIS & DANIELLA NASSAR:
Improvisation
Rossini Anzoleta Avanti La Regata, from La Regata Veneziana
Vaughan Williams Silent Noon, from The House of Life
Schumann Widmung, from Myrthen
Vaughan Williams Tired, from Four Last Songs
Britten O Waly Waly
Rebecca Clarke June Twilight

ROXANNA ALBAYATI, MARIA WILLIS & DANIELLA NASSAR:
Improvisation


Roxanna Albayati is a cellist, performer and improviser, specialising in new music, experimental music and explores how these can be tied into performance art. She has performed in venues and events such as I’klectik Art Lab, Teatrio Balthazar Dias (Madeira, Portugal), King’s Cross ‘Tête-à-tête’ Opera Festival, METRIC IP (EAMT, Tallinn), Sounds Like THIS Festival (The Venue, Leeds College of Music), We Make Tomorrow Climate Summit (Serpentine Galleries, London) and Compositional Aesthetics and Political Conference (Goldsmiths, UoL). Roxanna completed her BMus at Goldsmiths, University of London, specialising in cello performance. Currently she is completing her MA in performance and music education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying cello performance with Natalia Pavlutskaya, improvisation with Douglas Finch and singing as a second study with Linda Hurst. Roxanna has been generously supported by the Colin Blythe Bursary Fund and the External Events Fund at Trinity Laban. For more info you can visit: http:www.roxannaalbayati.com

Since winning first prize at the Birmingham International Piano Competition in 2002, Maiko Mori has continued to build an international career as one of the outstanding soloists and chamber musicians of her generation.
Maiko has been described as “clearly an exceptional artist, providing herself to be both a thrilling virtuoso and a fine poet of the keyboard…” (Musical Opinion Magazine)
Born in Okayama, Japan, Maiko made her concerto debut in UK with the RCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko. Since then, she has given recitals in many of the major UK venues such as Purcell Room, the Bridgewater Hall, West Road Hall, Kings Place, St James's Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Most recently, she has performed Piano Concerto No.2 and No.3 by Rachmaninoff, and Piano Concerto No. 2 by Brahms, collaborating with conductors Tesuro Ban and Levon Parikian.
Maiko has also pursued an interest in chamber music as a core member of the Aquilon Ensemble since 2007. This collaboration has resulted in broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Radio France broadcast.
Alongside her growing performing career she is passionate in working with young generations internationally, she teaches at the University.

Daniella Nassar comes from a Cypriot-Lebanese background and started studying the piano and cello from a young age. Now based in London, she has performed internationally as a soloist and as part of chamber music groups and orchestras, giving recitals in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and the UK. She is currently in her final year, undertaking her BMus (Hons) degree in Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of pianist Yekaterina Lebedeva and cellist Richard Markson. She is co-founder and principal cellist of the Trinity Laban Film and Videogame Orchestra and co-founder of the Asteri Piano Duet. Recently, she has attained the first prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition in London 2019 and the Stratford and East London concerto competition 2020 playing Beethoven’s Fourth piano Concerto. Apart from the classical repertoire, she is also keen on jazz, musical theatre, contemporary music, and taking on new commissions from composers. Daniella also composes her own music and has a particular interest in composition for media.

Norfolk-born mezzo-soprano, Maria Willis, is a fourth year vocal student on the BMus (Hons) programme at Trinity Laban studying under the tutelage of Teresa Cahill and Helen Yorke. This year she made her professional operatic debut in the chorus of VOpera’s lockdown film of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges directed by Rachael Hewer, conducted by Lee Reynolds, and recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Some other notable performances include; the role of Nada in Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba directed by Rebecca Meltzer and conducted by Benjamin Cox, performing for Jonathan Dove at his 60th Birthday Concert at Blackheath Halls, singing Dido’s Lament with the TL Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dominic Ellis-Peckham, and performing in the Yorke Trust’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice directed by Jennifer Hamilton and conducted by Adam Johnson.


Old Royal Naval College Chapel / Free

Dates and times

This event finished on 30 October 2020.


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