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Lunchtime Concert – Ekaterina Lazareva (viola) & Rita Macanovska (piano)
2nd November 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pmFree
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.
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
From my heart Paul Coletti