Friday 13 August 11.30am ANA MANASTIREANU piano, CLOVA QUARTET, St Mary's Church, South Creake


£12.00 / ticket(s)

11.30am, St Mary's Church, South Creake

The programme will include works for solo string instruments and piano as well as the Wolf Italian Serenade and the Schumann Piano Quintet              

Ana Manastireanu is currently the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London, where she is studying towards an Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano with Kathron Sturrock, Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles. She is also a Henry Richardson Award Holder, supported by Help Musicians UK.

Ana has recently won the Accompanist Prize in the 2020 AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and in the 2019 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall. In 2019 she won the Accompanist Prize in the AESS Courtney Kenny Award and was selected as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist.

Festival appearances include the Oxford Lieder Festival, Lewes Festival of Song, Leeds Lieder Festival, London Song Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Orford Music Festival and the British Isles Music Festival.

Formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2019, the Clova Quartet is an exciting, young and innovative string quartet based in London, whose musical interests span widely, from historically informed performance to contemporary repertoire, jazz to Latin music.

Shortly after forming, the quartet made their debut at the Kinnordy Chamber Music Festival and are continuing to build their repertoire. Accepted into the competitive Frost ASSET Scheme 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, they have worked closely with Levon Chilingirian who has acted as their primary coach and mentor.

Since forming the quartet has given recitals around the country, including a lunchtime concert at St James’ Piccadilly (London) an instrumental showcase at Fidelio Orchestra Cafe (London) and an evening recital at Selwyn College (Cambridge). Future engagements include the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition (Wigmore Hall, London) and the North Norfolk Music Festival. The quartet will also be competing in the 2021 Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.

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