Sabine Sergejeva – violin
Anton Lyakhovsky – piano

Tuesday 28th March, 2023, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Sabine Sergejeva – violin
Anton Lyakhovsky – piano

Francis Poulenc

Violin sonata, FP 119
i. Allegro con fuoco
ii. Intermezzo
iii. Presto tragico

Edward Elgar

Violin sonata in E minor, Op 82
i. Allegro
ii. Romance: Andante
iii. Allegro non troppo

The Artists

Sabine Sergejeva was born in 1998 in Riga and started playing the violin at the age of seven. Currently she is an Artist Diploma student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studying with Professor David Takeno. She has participated in various festivals and masterclasses including Schiermonnikoog Young Talent Festival (2023), Riga Jurmala Festival Academy (2021), IHMS – International Holland Music Sessions (2019), playing for musicians such as Renaud Capuçon and Philippe Graffin.

As a member of the Accendo String Quartet, she has performed in various concerts halls including Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall, collaborating with musicians such as David Waterman, Levon Chilingirian, the Emerson Quartet and the Takacs Quartet. Sabine is a member of Kremerata Baltica since 2020, led by violinist Gidon Kremer, working with artists such as Martha Argerich, Lucas Debargue, Misha Maisky and Pinchas Zukerman. She has also participated in projects with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra and conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Jessica Cottis and Roberto Gonzalez Monjas. Sabine is a recipient of The Worshipful Company of Musician’s Silver Medal (2021), and plays a violin made by Pietro Pallotta (1814, Italy) on generous loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.

Anton Lyakhovsky was born in St Petersburg and in 2001 he moved to London, continuing his education and obtaining his Master’s degree. Anton has won numerous prizes at international piano competitions, including the Emmanuel Durlet International Competition, the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition and the 4th International Prokofiev Competition. He is also a recipient of many prestigious scholarships including those from the Tillet Trust, Myra Hess Trust and Leverhulme Trust.

Anton is regularly invited to lecture on piano performance and to give masterclasses, as well as being a Jury member, as at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy. He has given numerous recitals and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across Europe and America, including the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Belarussian Philharmonic Orchestra, and Mariinsky Philharmonic Orchestra. In August 2020 Anton’s performance of Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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