Programme Details

Programme Details

Duo Concert

Duo Concert

Start Date : 22nd October 2018
Anete Graudina, violin

Anete Graudina (violin) trained at a special music school first in Riga then in Moscow. She was a violinist with the Orchestra of the Latvian Opera and Ballet. She moved to London in 1995 where she teaches the violin. She performed widely as a recitalist and as a soloist in the UK at venues such asthe Holywell Concert Room Oxford, St James Piccadilly, Burgh House Hampstead, and at the Edinburgh Festival as well as abroad in Europe, Russia, Canada, Japan, and the USA.In 2003 she founded Tangissimo, an ensemble still active to-date dedicated to Piazzola? tango music. In 2004 she received a postgraduate diploma in performance from the London College of Music & Media and in 2006 embarked on a series of yearly concerts at St Anne? Church, Kew, to raise funds for a new piano for the Church. Also at that church she organised annual concerts for invited soloists to play with orchestra.

At another venue, the Embassy of Latvia in London, Anete has continued to arrange a series of concerts titled ?usic for our Souls?for selected musicians. With Aya Kawabata at the piano she recorded a CD named ?omantic Bartok?in 2006 and with Florian Mitrea (piano) in 2016 a recording titled "Taming of the Shrew?while playing a precious antique 17th century violin.

Niklas Oldemeier, piano

Niklas Oldemeier (piano) was born in Leeds in 1993 and started to play the piano aged 5 and at 11 was accepted to study at Chetham? School of Music in Manchester. On graduating in 2011, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music and completed the BMus and MA programmes under Sulamita Aronovsky. Niklas?concert repertoire embraces a wide range of genres, from Baroque to Contemporary.Niklas was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians?Bach Prize, and also won a place on the Emerging Artists Programme at the London Sinfonietta Academy, led by conductor Pierre Andr?alade. This allowed him to perform withthe world? leading contemporary music ensemble, and concluded with the ?usicians of Tomorrow?concert at the Platform Theatre. He has performed in Europe, in Germany, Italy, Greece and Romania. He won the Deena Shypitka Music Award. Niklas also regularly appears with orchestra and in recitals in the UK and in London. Highlights included solo concerts at St James?Piccadilly and Regent Hall, as well as Mozart and Beethoven concertos in Wakefield and Chester respectively, earning high praise from Radio 3? Rob Cowan. He also performed as a featured Young Artist at the newly-built Stoller Hall in Manchester for Chetham? International Summer School and Piano Festival.

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