Music on Thursdays
Olivia Ru Long Jarvis, violin
Natalie Burch, piano
courtesy of the Royal Academy of Music
2014 Season Sponsor:
Patricia Morgan Optician
Leatherhead Concert &
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio in E Major, K261
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Violin and Piano Sonata No 2 in A major Op 100 (1886)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Waltz from Suite for Violin and Piano Op 6
Olivia Ru Long Jarvis
A primary school teacher asked her class to stand up if they wished to play the violin. Little did they know that Miss Olivia Jarvis had misheard her teacher and stood up thinking she was going outside to play; and so began the best mistake of her life!
Olivia’s passion and drive for music has grown immensely since her primary school days. Constantly striving for the unachievable, she immerses herself in music of all dimensions
whether it be quartets, orchestra or solo works. Her motivation is not limited to just performance, she is constantly thinking up entrepreneurial ways to exhibit classical music to the best of her ability. The Aldwych Sinfonia (a vibrant young professional un-conducted ensemble) was founded by Olivia in 2012 and is one of the most vibrant groups in the performing sphere as the players can exhibit their talents as soloists as well as chamber
musicians. All of this she attributes to her youth days in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music.
Olivia has gladly returned to the Royal Academy of Music for her masters degree in performance after finishing her bachelors degree in music at King’s College London.
Inspiration for her music and interpretation has always been a collective result of her learnings from great teachers and maestros. One of her most vivid memories was playing
Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7 Leningrad under the baton of Sir Mark Elder in the BBC Proms. Not only this but her teachers Frances Poole, Nina Martin and current teacher Richard Deakin have enhanced her creativity and expanded her musical mind and made her the musician she is today.
Olivia’s solo and chamber performances are numerous and constantly expanding. She has been fortunate enough to have been given opportunities to play Mozart, Bach, Haydn,
Shostakovich and Szymanowski concertos on a number of occasions in England and in Europe. As well as her solo performances, Olivia takes great joy in participating in orchestras symphonic and operatic; Olivia currently leads orchestras in London such as the London Mahler Orchestra and the University of London Symphony Orchestra.
Olivia recently acquired a Carlo Antonio Testore violin of c1701 from Sotheby's Auction house which she enjoys playing immensely.
Rialto Lounge will be selling sandwiches and drinks in the Church after the concert.
Natalie Burch recently graduated with a first class honours degree in music from King's College London.
As a solo pianist she has given performances in the Totnes Festival, Manchester Cathedral, St Hilda's College Oxford and was a finalist in the Yamaha Piano Competition. As an accompanist she has performed a wide repertoire with singers including Gurney's Five Elizabethan Songs, Schumann's Dichterliebe and Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin and with instrumentalists, including the Shostakovich Jazz Suite no. 1 and Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale. She has worked in masterclasses with Peter Donohoe, Noriko Ogawa and Joanna MacGregor and currently studies with Andrew West.
This September Natalie will take up a scholarship for postgraduate study at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Concert at Home
If you cannot be with us at the lunchtime concert
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First, here is Mozart's Adagio in E major, played by the young Thompson Wang, in Burbank, California:
In this performance Itzhak Perlman is both soloist and orchestral conductor:
Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Brahms A major Violin and Piano Sonata, with pianist Lambert Orkis, in the Bibliotheksaal (Library), Polling Abbey, Upper Bavaria:
Here to round off our concert is the Britten Waltz played by violinist Marco Rogliano with pianist Marco Alpi, in the Auditorium delle Clarisse, Rappallo (near Genoa, Italy).