St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Sara Hajir - cello, and Julie Sinani - piano

Friday, 4 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Sara Hajir - cello, and Julie Sinani - pianoSara Hajir - cello, and Julie Sinani - piano

Robert Schumann

Fantasiestucke, Op.73

I. Zart und mit Ausdruck

II. Lebhaft, leicht

III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Sergey Prokofiev

Cello Sonata, Op 119

1. Andante Grave

2. Moderato

3. Allegro, ma non troppo

William Henry Squire

Dance Rustique

Sara Hajir studied performance and composition at Kingston University and has since studied cello with Felix Schmidt, Paul Watkins and Benjamin Hughes. As a soloist, Sara has performed in masterclasses to Pieter Wispelwey, Hannah Roberts, Colin Carr and Reinhard Latzko in Vienna, she has recently performed Haydn C major concerto with Chamber Academy Orchestra in London. Sara was the founding member of the Koinonia String Quartet who have participated in the Royal Overseas League competition and were selected as quartet in residence for the Pro Corda Da Capo course, have been regular participants of Chamber Studio at King's Place and have performed for the English Music Festival and at Bristol St George's. The quartet have also performed live on BBC Radio 3 on 'In tune' with Sean Rafferty. Sara currently freelances in London, and has performed extensively around the UK, including for the Chelsea Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Windsor Festival.

Russian-born pianist based in London Julie Sinani has performed extensively in the UK and Russia both as a soloist and chamber musician. Julie started her musical education at the Gnesin Music school in 1999, and switched to the World-renowned Central Music School (college) in 2003 to study with an Honorary Artist of Russia - Professor Valery Piassetski. Since the tender age of 5 she has taken part in concerts in all major concert halls of Moscow. Julie has performed as a soloist in many cities in Russia, particularly in the halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg. She has also toured extensively (Russia and Europe) as an accompanist, solo pianist and a soloist in chamber music ensembles and played in orchestral programmes of the Central Music School of Moscow. While in Russia, she took part in various concert programmes of Vladimir Spivakov's Charitable Fund and was selected to participate in many master-classes, most notably with Nikolai Petrov. Julie won numerous music competitions and after graduating with Honours from the Central Music School in Moscow was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London from which she graduated in 2015. She is currently completing an MA in piano accompaniment at the RAM and in 2016 has received a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award and a scholarship by the bursary committee of Royal Academy of Music.

Since moving to London, Julie is in demand both as a soloist and chamber musician - having partnered several instrumentalists and vocalists at the Royal Academy, she has received offers from professional musicians to accompany them at competitions, public and private performances. She has been a permanent feature of an annual Pushkin in Britain Festival since 2011, which led to her performing at the Russian Embassy in London as well as many other venues around the capital.

Sara Hajir studied performance and composition at Kingston University and has since studied cello with Felix Schmidt, Paul Watkins and Benjamin Hughes. As a soloist, Sara has performed in masterclasses to Pieter Wispelwey, Hannah Roberts, Colin Carr and Reinhard Latzko in Vienna, she has recently performed Haydn C major concerto with Chamber Academy Orchestra in London. Sara was the founding member of the Koinonia String Quartet who have participated in the Royal Overseas League competition and were selected as quartet in residence for the Pro Corda Da Capo course, have been regular participants of Chamber Studio at King's Place and have performed for the English Music Festival and at Bristol St George's. The quartet have also performed live on BBC Radio 3 on 'In tune' with Sean Rafferty. Sara currently freelances in London, and has performed extensively around the UK, including for the Chelsea Arts Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Windsor Festival.

Russian-born pianist based in London Julie Sinani has performed extensively in the UK and Russia both as a soloist and chamber musician. Julie started her musical education at the Gnesin Music school in 1999, and switched to the World-renowned Central Music School (college) in 2003 to study with an Honorary Artist of Russia - Professor Valery Piassetski. Since the tender age of 5 she has taken part in concerts in all major concert halls of Moscow. Julie has performed as a soloist in many cities in Russia, particularly in the halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg. She has also toured extensively (Russia and Europe) as an accompanist, solo pianist and a soloist in chamber music ensembles and played in orchestral programmes of the Central Music School of Moscow. While in Russia, she took part in various concert programmes of Vladimir Spivakov's Charitable Fund and was selected to participate in many master-classes, most notably with Nikolai Petrov. Julie won numerous music competitions and after graduating with Honours from the Central Music School in Moscow was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London from which she graduated in 2015. She is currently completing an MA in piano accompaniment at the RAM and in 2016 has received a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award and a scholarship by the bursary committee of Royal Academy of Music.

Since moving to London, Julie is in demand both as a soloist and chamber musician - having partnered several instrumentalists and vocalists at the Royal Academy, she has received offers from professional musicians to accompany them at competitions, public and private performances. She has been a permanent feature of an annual Pushkin in Britain Festival since 2011, which led to her performing at the Russian Embassy in London as well as many other venues around the capital.