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Chaplina Kalnits Duo

Wednesday 3rd April 2018, 7:30pm

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, York St., Clitheroe, BB7 2DJ

Yulia Chaplina ~ piano

Yuri Kalnits ~ violin


Beethoven ~ Violin Sonata in D major, Op.12 No.1
Schubert ~ Sonatina in A minor, D385 / Op137 No.2

then an All Russian second half

Sergei Prokofiev ~ Piano Sonata in C major, Op.103
followed by items for violin and piano:
Andantino from Tales of an Old Grandmother, Op.31 (arr. Milstein)
Minuet from Four Pieces, Op.32 (arr. Retikh)
Legend from Ten Pieces, Op.12 (arr. Retikh)
Grand Valse from Cinderella, Op.87 (arr. Fichtenholz)
March from The Love of Three Oranges, Op.33 (arr. Haifetz)

Rodion Shchedrin ~ In the style of Albeniz

Steinway Artist, Yulia Chaplina was born in Rostov-on-Don (Russia). Now London-based Yulia gave her debut performance aged 7, performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor with the Rostov State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively in Europe and Asia. Since her first major competition win in Poland, aged 9, Yulia has won first prize in piano competitions in Paris, London, Andorra, Kiev, Kharkov and St. Petersburg. After winning the first prize and gold medal in the junior section of the 5th Tchaikovsky International Competition, Yulia performs regularly both in recital and with orchestras, in many of the world’s finest venues, including Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, Main Hall of Busan’s Cultural Centre, Hiroshima’s Bunka Gakuen Hall, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama and many other prestigious venues. Her recent engagements and tours have included orchestras such as the Russian Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Moroccan National Orchestra and Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra. Yulia’s debut CD recording – of the solo piano works of Badarzewska – was made by King Records in Japan in 2007 and a subsequent documentary was made by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). Yulia’s solo CD of Russian Music, recorded by Champs Hill Records, was released worldwide in May 2014. The American Record Guide described this as “….an outstanding disc and one I’ll return to often” and “at only 26 years, Russian born and trained Yulia Chaplina brings to her playing more than a lifetime of acquaintance with this music.” Yulia studied in Rostov and Moscow with Naum Shtarkman before moving to Berlin in 2006 to study with Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts in Berlin. She holds a Master of Music (MMus) degree from the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied with Dmitri Alexeev. In 2013 Yulia was appointed the Mills Williams Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music.In addition to her degrees, Yulia also was taught by Mstislav Rostropovitch, András Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Paul Badura-Skoda, and Liliya Zilberstein.

A recipient of two prestigious Diapason d’Or awards for his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Sonatas Yuri Kalnits was described by reviewers as ‘an interpreter of the highest order’. He has participated in festivals throughout the world such as Festival Musicales Internationales Guil-Durance (France), Young Artist Peninsula Music Festival (USA), Festival Cziffra (France), Waterford International Music Festival (Ireland), Irina Kandinskaya and Friends (Russia), Pharos Trust Festival (Cyprus), Festival “Musica da camera” (Germany), Festival International Ciudad de Ubeda (Spain), Beyond the music Festival (Spain), Loch Shiel Spring Festival (Scotland) and has played at many important venues including The Purcell Room, Kings Place, St. John’s Smith Square, Barbican, St. Martin-in the-Fields, Small Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center and Suntory Hall. Tours have taken him to Russia, Ireland, Germany, Israel, France, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, USA, Hong Kong and Cyprus. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the London Festival Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra, London Soloist Chamber Orchestra, Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Kazan Chamber Orchestra “La Primavera”, London Musical Arts Ensemble, Minsk Symphony Orchestra and the New Philharmonia Koln to name a few and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as well as New Zealand national radio. Equally active as a chamber musician, he joined the Erato Piano Trio in 2010 and has since performed with the group at many prestigious venues across the UK, most recently in their much acclaimed Purcell Room debut and released a CD recording on Toccata Classics. Yuri is one of the organisers and a jury member for the Moscow String Project, a series of masterclasses and competition aiming to provide an opportunity for young players to obtain scholarships to leading European conservatoires. Born in Moscow into a musical family, he received his first violin lessons from his father and went on to become a pupil at Moscow’s Central Music School and later at the Gnessin Music School for Gifted Children. At the age of 16 he began studying at the Royal College of Music (London) with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky, winning several major College prizes, including the Foundation Scholarship, W.H. Reed, Isolde Menges prizes and Leonard Hirsch Prize for the outstanding string player of the year. He went on to win major prizes, notably the Bromsgrove and Watford Music Festivals in England, the Yehudi Menuhin Award from the Sudborough Foundation, KPMG/Martin Musical Scholarship (UK), Cziffra Foundation competition (France), Web Concert Hall Competition (USA), Barthel Prize from the Concordia Foundation. Upon graduation from the RCM Yuri was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship for postgraduate studies there. He completed his training with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Vasko Vassiliev at Trinity College of Music whilst receiving further artistic guidance from eminent musicians such as Shlomo Mintz, Abram Shtern, Igor Oistrakh, Edward Grach, Sergei Fatkulline, Sylvia Rosenberg and Valentin Berlinsky

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All concerts are on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and take place at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre.