Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2, BB 85 (1927)
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
I Molto Moderato
Humoreske in B flat, Op 20 (1839)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
- Sehr rasch und leicht
- Noch rascher
- Erstes Tempo
- Nach und nach immer lebhafter und stärker
- Wie vorher (Adagio)
III. Einfach und zart
- Schneller (Tempo I)
V. Sehr lebhaft
- Immer lebhafter (Stretto)
VI. Mit einigem Pomp
VII. Zum Beschluss (Allegro)
Begins this concert: Hungary, Chinese,
Achieved by two young ladies; violin
Resounds with piano, passionate and free,
To music challenging. Exquisite tone
O'erlays the crashing discords. Rapid flows
Kaleidoscopic feeling from the heart;
Such heavy going sound, yet moved to tears,
Contrasting styles an integrated art.
Hungarian American now plays
Upon the keys alone, romantic style;
Magnetic moods of dark and humour take
Along Eusebius and Florestan.
Narrating modestly, these vibrant stars
Now shine in skill together: they'll go far.
Peter Horsfield 29/11/2012
Eusebius and Florestan were characters invented by Robert Schumann to represent the dual aspects of his personality.
Tianyun Jia, violin
Violinist Tianyun Jia, from Shanghai China, has been invited to perform throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in many major venues including the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room, Singapore Victoria Concert Hall, and Beijing and Shanghai Concert Hall. Tianyun started her music education aged 4. In 2003, she was the best student of all the candidates and exempted from the entrance examination to enter the Music Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She made her debut at the age of 13. Since then she has been offered a full scholarship to study at Meadowmount School of Music in the US (from 2004-2009). Ms. Jia is also a winner of awards and competitions, including: London Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Hattori Foundation, 'The Worshipful Company of Musicians' Allcard Award' and 2nd prize in the 3rd China International Competition in Qingdao, China. From 2008, she won full scholarship from Royal Academy of Music and studies with world-renowned Hungarian violinist György Pauk.
Tianyun has a Purcell Room recital planned for 7.45pm on Tuesday 25th June, 2013. Admission is FREE but ticketed - please call FREEPHONE 0800 652 6717 to reserve your free tickets. Further details on this link.
Júlia Hámos, piano
Júlia Hámos currently studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, studying with Julian Martin and privately with Krisztina Kiss. Júlia has performed solo and chamber music recitals in New York at the Lincoln Center, Yamaha Studios, Steinway Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, in Washington DC at the Hungarian Embassy and the Millenium Stage of the Kennedy Center, and in London, Hungary, Spain, Germany, and Italy.
Ms. Hamos has participated in festivals such as the Banff Centre, Canada, the International Music Seminar at Prussia Cove, where she studied with the composer Thomas Ades, the Aspen Music Festival and International Keyboard Institute and Festival. She was one of ten finalists across the UK in the 2011 Yamaha Scholarship Foundation Award. Júlia is the recipient of numerous awards including the first Jacob Barnes Scholarship Award from the Academy, an award given to a student with innovation to create new ways of performance and communication. She used her award to create BachBeat, an interactive presentation/performance in a primary school in Walthamstow, London, combining Bach with hip-hop music.
In July 2012 she performed with the New English Ballet Theatre in its five-day debut at the Peacock Theatre of Sadler’s Wells in London. She currently collaborates with Naxos recording artist, violist Eniko Magyar, with whom upcoming engagements include duo recitals in Amsterdam. An interest in contemporary music led Julia to the works of Hungarian Gyorgy Kurtag, which she could study with his former students, Gabor Csalog and Valeria Szervanszky, and is performing in London in November 2012. Throughout the rest of 2012 and in 2013 Julia will perform various chamber works and give solo recitals in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Covent Garden, in the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and in New York City.