A Violin and Piano Recital
Sunday 30th July
at 2.45 noon
by Eleanor Percy (Violin)
Irina Lyakhovskaya (Piano)
Brahms Sonata no 1 in G major op 78
Beethoven Sonata no 1 in D major op 12. No 1
Elgar Sonata in E minor op 82
Eleanor Percy was born in Malvern, Worcestershire. She graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2002 where she studied with Nona Liddell MBE.
Whilst studying, Eleanor won the English Speaking Union’s prestigious Pushman Award. Later, she also won the Langdon Prize, John Barbirolli Prize nd the Mehroo and Jeejeebhoy Prize. In 2000, Eleanor won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Zumaia International Festival of Music in Spain with Trio Delora.
Eleanor has worked with many orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, she has performed concerti by Bach, Mozart, Chausson, Bruch, Saint-Saens, Glazunov and Brahms with orchestras in the UK. Eleanor also performs regularly at St Martin in the Fields, frequently appearing as leader and soloist.
Eleanor plays a superb eighteenth century instrument, attributed to Bergonzi which was made in Cremona, circa 1732.
Irina Lyakhovskaya was born in
St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from theSt. Petersburg Conservatoire in 1999 where she studied with Alexander Sandler.
In 2000, she was invited to continue her studies in England as a postgraduate scholar at Trinity College of Music with John Bingham.
In 2003 Irina won first prize in the TCM Association’s Soloist Competition with her interpretation of the Schumann Piano Concerto. Since then, she has given many performances at leading international venues including the Southbank Centre, Symphony Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall. As well as performing solo recitals she has appeared as the concerto soloist in work by Mozart, Haydn, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
Her work has also been shown on BBC television and radio. Irina has worked at Trinity Laban as a staff pianist since 2002.