Lunchtime Concert

Trinity Laban Chamber Musicians

THU 22 JUL / 13.05


Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op 40
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro

Granados From 12 Tonadillas en estilo antiguo
El tra la la y el punteado
El majo discreto

Eduard Toldrà El Rei Lear

Federico Mompou Damunt de tu només les flors, from Combat del somni

Eduard Toldrà Canticel
Eduard Toldrà Menta i farigola
Eduard Toldrà Camins de fada

Jesús García Leoz Tríptico de canciones

Ernesto Lecuona Romanza de María, from María la O

Federico Moreno Torroba La Petenera, from La Marchenera

Megan Allen has just finished her 3rd year of BMus degree at Trinity Laban studying with Naomi Butterworth. Having previously studied with Jurgen de Lemos in Colorado and Richard Bridgmont in Surrey, she has enjoyed being principal cellist of Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Surrey County Youth Orchestra and Trinity’s Sinfonia. Among many opportunities at Trinity, she has performed works such as Bloch’s Schelomo and Walton’s Cello Concerto at masterclasses with renowned cellists Will Schofield, Daniel Veis and Will Conway. Megan is honoured and excited to be sharing music with a live audience once more.

In 2003, Irina Lyakhovskaya won first prize in the TCM Association’s Soloist Competition with her interpretation of the Schumann Piano Concerto. An active chamber musician, Irina performs internationally with violinist Eleanor Percy, with whom she has given numerous recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London. They have recorded sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev for the ImLab label, and the complete Mozart sonatas for Melodiya. Currently, Irina is artist in residence at Eastbourne Arts Centre where she is performing the complete Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts. Irina has worked at Trinity Laban as a professional accompanist since 2002.

Lucía Méndez Bayo, born in 1991 in Tarragona. She began her musical studies at the Vila-seca Conservatoire playing piano at the age of 8. She changed her career to voice at the age of 17 finishing with honorific awards. Then, she continued her studies in School of Music of Catalonia(ESMUC) Barcelona, achieving the highest score in her final exam. Currently, she is doing a Masters degree in Music Performance in Voice in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance London with Ms. Sarah Pring. She awarded a scholarship by the Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation. Also, she has participated in numerous operatic productions and made concerts in halls such as Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC), Palau de la Música, Auditori Josep Carreras, among others as soloist, with chamber music or choirs.
Furthermore, she also has a degree in History from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona which received an honorific award for her final thesis.

Mario Miralles is a Spanish pianist currently completing his undergraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. He studies piano under the tutelage of Rolf Hind and he often supports his piano practice with harpsichord lessons from James Johnstone and organ lessons from Josep Maria Mas i Bonet. In performance mode, he has been amphibious as a pianist, harpsichordist and organist. He enjoys playing a wide scope of repertoire from early music up to newly composed works, as well as many different formations of chamber music and vocal accompaniment. Mario has appeared in concert venues across London including the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, St Alfege Greenwich, Blackheath Halls, St. James’s Piccadilly Church, St. George’s Beckenham Church and Netherhall House Hampstead. He has also performed at a variety of prime venues in Barcelona such as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross & St Eulalia, the National Museum of Catalan Art and the AXA Auditorium. Mario has received professional coaching from many distinguished musicians, among them Pascal Rogé, Sergio de Simone, Douglas Finch, Eugene Asti, Sholto Kynoch, Manuel Garcia-Morante and Wolfram Rieger.

St Alfege Church / FREE

Dates and times

This event finished on 22 July 2021.

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