Lunchtime Concert

Trinity Laban Chamber Musicians

TUE 19 OCT / 13.05

Cristina Morell Violin
Lancelot Beja-Battais Viola
Celia Margalef Boquera Piano


Bruch 8 pieces, Op 83 
I. Andante
II. Allegro con moto
III. Andante con moto
VI. Nachtgesang

Shostakovich Five pieces for Violin viola and Piano
I. Prelude
III. Elegy
V. Polka

Cristina Morell was born in Vilaseca (Spain). She started to play the violin at the age of 6 with Rafael Fabregat and a few years later with Josep Maria Ferrando at the Music School of Vilaseca. She graduated getting the highest marks on violin and chamber music. Cristina also won a chamber music prize with Trio Tenuto and a violin solo competition getting to play with orchestra.

Cristina moved to London in 2015 to study violin at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Krzysztof Smietana where she got her Bachelor’s degree. During this period, she has had the opportunity to play in very important concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, St. Johns, St. Martin in the fields, Barbican Center, etc. She has had the chance to play with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir. Simon Rattle and to record music for two consecutive years at Abbey Road Studios.

She is currently studying a master degree with Prof. Rivka Golani at Trinity Laban.

Celia Margalef Boquera (15 April 1998) is a Spanish pianist and musician. Margalef started playing the piano at the age of 6 with Professor Christiane Leruth. At 16, Margalef continued her studies at El Conservatori de Música de Vila-seca with Professor Jordi López. In 2016, Margalef finished the Intermediate Level with honours and succeeded on getting the second and third positions on the entrance exams at El Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and L’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, respectively. Margalef decided to study her Bachelor in Piano Interpretation at El Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu under the guidance of professor Tensy Krismant. Margalef got the Ferrer-Salat Scholarship for two years during her studies in the city of Barcelona. In September 2020, Margalef started the Masters of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Professor Mikhail Kazakevich. Margalef was awarded with the Trinity College London Scholarship and the Trinity Laban Scholarship for the academic year 202021, and the Arthur Haynes Scholarship and the Trinity Laban Scholarship for the academic year 202122. Margalef is particularly interested in baroque music and chamber music.

Lancelot Beja-Battais is a French violist who specialises in chamber music from Paris. He came to England in 2013 and studied one year at goldsmiths university in a Music computing course while still playing the viola in multiple symphony and chamber orchestras. During that time, he realised his passion was playing the viola and applied to the London music Conservatoires. He has now achieved a BMus and Masters in Viola performance at trinity Laban conservatoire of Music and Dance with the award of the following scholarships: Leverhulme Trust Scholar and Trinity College London scholar award.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel / FREE

Dates and times

This event finished on 19 October 2021.

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