Venue: American Cathedral in Paris
Works by Debussy, Boulanger and Ravel presented by violinist Anna Ovsyanikova and pianist Julia Sinani who started playing together in 2009 when they were both students at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then they have appeared in many recitals and concerts, also winning numerous prizes across the UK.
Originally from Russia, Anna Ovsyanikova had made her international debut as a soloist with orchestra in Germany at the age of 16, and got offered places at music colleges in France, UK and Switzerland but chose to come to the UK securing a full scholarship first at Birmingham Conservatoire for an undergraduate degree and then at the Royal Academy of Music for a Masters degree. She graduated from both with distinction and a prize for the highest mark for a final recital. She is currently a doctorate student at the Royal College of Music, where she is exploring the art of dedication in music and artistic legacy of Mathieu Crickboom, a dedicatee of Eugene Ysaye’s solo violin sonata No. 5. She regularly performs as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, most prominently at the Royal Opera House in London.
Julia Sinani has performed extensively in the UK and Russia both as a soloist and chamber musician. Julia started her musical education at the Gnesin’s 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. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with 1st class honours for undergraduate, and with distinction and DipRAM for Masters. Since moving to London, Julia was in demand both as a soloist and chamber musician – having partnered several instrumentalists and vocalists for recitals, competitions and festivals.
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Sonate pour violon et piano en sol mineur
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) ‘D’un Matin de Printemps’, ‘Nocturne’, ‘Cortege’
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Sonate pour violon et piano No. 2