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Eunsley Park (violin) and Maria Tarasewicz (piano) play Schubert and Franck

Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonatina for violin and piano in A minor Op posth 137 No 2, D385 - Franz Schubert
  2. Sonata for violin and piano in A FWV 8 - César Franck

Eunsley Park is a rising British/South Korean violinist based in London.

Eunsley has performed as soloist in prestigious venues throughout the UK including: the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank - Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square, St. James Piccadilly, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Swiss Embassy, Wyastone Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, West Road Concert Hall, and the House of Lords.

She has also performed as soloist and chamber musician in international venues such as: the Philharmonic Hall of Warsaw, Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), Konserthuset (Stockholm), Palacio de Festivales (Cantabria), Orford Arts Centre (Canada), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Polish Radio Lutoslawski Concert Hall, the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), Goldensaal (Schwerin).

She will make her Bridgewater Hall and St John's Smith Square recital debut next year.

Eunsley has won many awards such as: 3rd prize of the Tunbridge Wells Young International Concert Artists Competition, Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Performance Award (2013, 2015), the Counter of Munster Award, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund/Philharmonia Meyer Award, the Albert Cooper Award and she was also selected as an RCM 'Rising Star', Park Lane Group Artist 2016-2017, Concordia Foundation Artist and also for the 2016 RCM Showcase concert at Wigmore Hall.

Eunsley has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Guildford Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra, Hanseatica Chamber Orchestra, and with the Romanian Radio Orchestra.

Her performances has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for Proms Plus, on Russian TvKultura and on Grampian TV.

She has participated and performed in international festivals and masterclasses, such as Mostly Mozart Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse, Salzburg Mozarteum, ISA, Encuentro de Musica y Academia Santander and the New Virtuosi mastercourse and has received guidance and mentorship from: Michael Frischenschlager, Zakhar Bron, Ana Chumachenco, Benjamin Schmid, Ivry Gitlis, Dora Schwarzberg, Pavel Vernikov.

A keen chamber musician, she has collaborated with musicians such as: Raphael Wallfisch, Robert Langevin, Michel Strauss, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Gilad Karni and Heime Muller (ProQuartet Paris).

She has been concertmaster of the Menuhin School and RCM symphony orchestras and she also performs and tours with the London Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, working with world-class conductors.

Eunsley was a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Rosemary Warren-Green and Natasha Boyarsky. Eunsley held the position of RCM Junior Fellow (Constant and Kit Lambert Fellowship administered by the Worshipful Company of Musicians) from 2016-2017. She studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music on the artist diploma course as an RCM scholar supported by a Lydia Napper award. She graduated with her Masters in Music (Performance) with Distinction as the recipient of a full scholarship (ABRSM), and with First Class Honours as an undergraduate scholar in receipt of RCM Foundation scholarships, Henry Wood Awards, the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award and the BMus1 award. Eunsley also undertook a semester of study at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.

She plays on a 1800 Lorenzo Storioni violin, generously loaned by a patron of the Beare's International Violin Society.

Maria Tarasewicz has already gained an enviable international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician. Maria studied first in the Ukraine with Alexandra Smetankina and Iya Pavlova, and then in Poland with Natalia Radecka, Natalia Rewakowicz (piano) and Maja Sterczynska (chamber music). In 2008 she moved to Brussels where she continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels under Boyan Vodenitcharov, Eugene Moguilevsky, Olga Rumchevych and Piet Kuijken.

Maria Tarasewicz is in great demand as a chamber musician, teacher and accompanist in many international musical festivals including Musica Mundi in Belgium, the Stavanger Youth Chamber Festival in Norway, Jersey International Masterclass and Festival.

As well as her commitment to working with young musicians Maria has collaborated with many great musicians of this generation including Ivry Gitlis, Maxim Vengerov, Leonid Kerbel, Gavriel Lipkind, Dora Schwarzberg, Truls Mørk, Vladimir Perlin, Leonid Gorokhov, Itamar Golan, Paul Gulda, Paul Badura-Skoda, David Dolan, Hagit Hassid-Kerbel and Hogon Austbo.

Maria is a laureate of many chamber music competitions as well as appearing as a soloist across Europe.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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