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Lunchtime Concert – Ekaterina Lazareva (viola) & Rita Macanovska (piano)

2nd November 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm


Katya [Ekaterina] Lazareva began her musicalKatya

training at the Republican Musical College at the

Belarus State Academy of Music and then at the

Belarusian State Academy of Music. From 2010 she

studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

(GSMD) in London, where she was generously

awarded a full scholarship by the Guildhall School

Trust, and a full academic year scholarship by the

Leverhulme Trust. While studying at GSMD, she

took part in a number of orchestral and opera

projects, including with members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

In 2012, she was awarded a Master’s of Music degree in Orchestral

Performance. She is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music’s

Artist Diploma course in Performance, led by the Professor of violin

and viola, Yuri Zhislin.

Katya is an acclaimed violist specialising in solo and chamber

repertoire. Since moving to London in 2009 she has performed at a

number of solo and chamber recital venues including at Wigmore

Hall, King’s Place, the Orangery in Holland Park, Beck Theatre,

Bridewell Theatre, St. John’s and St. Peter’s Church in Notting Hill, St.

Alfege Church in Greenwich, All Saints Church in Kingston, Guildhall

School of Music and Drama; and at various festivals including The

Little Proms, the Earl’s Court Festival, and with the Schnittke string

trio in the Netherlands.

Katya is a member of various London orchestras, including I Maestri,

London Chamber Players, Arcadia Mundi, Firebird and Russian

Virtuosi of Europe, performing at a wide range of major London

venues. She has also played with Melos Orchestra, London Art

Orchestra and London Arte Chamber Orchestra.

Katya plays a viola made by luthier Luis Claudio Manfio in 2012.


Rita Macanovska started her piano studiesRita

in Daugavpils (Latvia) when she was 6. After

graduating from Daugavpils Music College in

2000 she moved to Riga, studying at the Riga

Teacher Training and Educational

Management Academy. She was guided by

professor Valdis Jancis (Jazeps Vitols Latvian

In aid of All Saints Kingston Development Trust

ASK is a registered charity (no. 1146858)

Academy of Music) and took part in workshops and masterclasses

(including Herzen State Pedagogical University´s professor N

Terentyeva (St. Petersburg) and Zurich Music Academy´s professor

Hans Sikers). She graduated from the Academy in 2005, acquiring a

Professional Piano Teacher qualification and Bachelor’s degree in

education. From 2005 she began working in various Music Schools

within Latvia. Rita has continued to take part in workshops and

masterclasses lead by V Jancis, A Zandmanis, S Osokins and others.

In 2009 she moved to London and currently is working in Active in

Music school as a piano teacher and accompanist.



Sonata for viola and piano Dmitri Shostakovich

(1906 – 75)

Melodie op.42 for viola and piano

Pyotr Ilyich


(1840 -93)

From my heart Paul Coletti

(b. 1959)



2nd November 2015
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm


All Saints Church
0208 546 5964
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All Saints Church Market Place
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Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1JP United Kingdom
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