Lunchtime Concert: Trinity Laban Strings & Guitars

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FRI 3 JUN 13.05

Please note, due to a church event, this concert has been moved to Friday lunchtime.

Take a moment in the middle of the day to enjoy a shared concert of solo guitar and guitar & harp in the stunningly beautiful St Alfege Church.

YIOLANDA LOIZOU:
Silvius Leopold Weiss Fantasie

Fernando Sor Grand Solo

Manuel Ponce Estrellita

Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Jha, che valle (Danza paraguaya No. 2)
Julia Florida (Barcarolla)
Vals in G major, Op. 8 No. 4

NAZCA DUO:
Alexandre Tansman Suite in Modo Polonico for Guitar and Harp:
I. Entrée
III. Kujawiak (Mazurka lente)
V. Kolysanka n.1 (Berceuse d'Orient)
VII. Alla polacca


Erik Marchelie Le bal des sirènes et des naïades

Erik Marchelie Suite Logique
I. Prélude
II. Interlude
III. Postlude



Yiolanda Loizou is a classical guitarist born in Limassol, Cyprus. She is currently on her second year of the undergraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying classical guitar performance under the tutelage of Graham Anthony Devine. Before she initiated her studies in London, she acquired the guitar diploma of Musical Horizons Board of Exams with Distinction at the age of 14 and studied from a young age under the tutorship of renowned Cypriot classical guitarists, amongst which was Yiannos Philaretou and George Synnos. She has performed in several venues in Cyprus and Greece as a soloist, as well as a part of musical ensembles and choirs and was part of a number of musical events in her native country. In London, she performed solo guitar and chamber music in venues such as the Romanian Cultural Institute, Queen’s House and St Alfege’s Church in Greenwich. She has been tutored in masterclasses by distinguished classical guitarists, including Fiona Harrison, Christopher Stell and Antonis Koizas.

Stefano Fiacco (1997) studied with Giovanni Podera, Luigi Attademo, Nicola Jappelli, and Fabiano Merlante in Bergamo, Italy. In 2020 he took advantage of the Erasmus+ Program to study with Graham Anthony Devine at Trinity Laban for his last Master’s year and graduated with first class honours once back in Bergamo. He is currently attending an Artist Diploma course in Guitar at Trinity Laban with Graham Anthony Devine. Other than performing in chamber formations (duo with guitar, cello, harp, flute and guitar trio), Stefano performed on his own and as a soloist with different orchestras. He also performed as a continuist for baroque ensembles and orchestras playing the cello as well as the lute. He won several prizes in competitions including first prize at the Valstrona competition in 2013, the Estudiantina Bergamasca in 2016 and the special Nilo Peraldo Bert prize (ex-aequo) at the Nilo Peraldo Bert competition in 2015, and attended masterclasses with Giulio Tampalini, Ermanno Brignolo, Eduardo Fernández, Javier Riba. He collaborated as a revisor with Ediciones Espiral Eterna for the new edition of El Decamerón Negro (1981) by Maestro Leo Brouwer.

Lucia Foti (1998) studied with Maria Ester Gattoni at Conservatorio di Como, Italy, where she graduated in Harp Performance with first class honours (2019). Supported by a Trinity Laban Scholarship, she is currently attending a Master of Music at Trinity Laban, under the tutorage of Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly. She has experience with recitals, orchestra (including soloist roles) and chamber music and regularly plays in both a flute and harp and a guitar and harp duo. In 2021, she gave a chamber performance with guitarist Stefano Fiacco at Wigmore Hall, as part of a Trinity Laban project. Lucia won several competitions, notably, she was awarded a first prize scholarship at the 2015 Soroptimist Italia Competition for Young Talents. She has attended masterclasses with renowned harpists such as Elizabeth-Fontan Binoche, Anna Loro, Judith Liber, Park Stickney, Gwyneth Wentynk and Heidi Krutzen. She is a current Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra reserve.

St Alfege Church
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 03 June 2022.


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