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The Meridies Piano Trio plays Mendelssohn

When
Monday March 12, 2018 at 13:10
Where
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Tickets
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 49 - Felix Mendelssohn

The Meridies Piano Trio was formed by prize winning musicians Anja Jamšek, Helena Švigelj and Jinah Shim at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2017. Members of the trio have performed throughout the world and as soloists with orchestras such as the Birmingham Festival Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonics, Chamber Orchestra Wallonie. The Meridies Trio is currently being mentored by David Kenedy and will be competing at numerous Chamber Music competitions over the next year.

Jinah Shim started learning the piano aged five and is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London as an Arthur Haynes Scholar, with pianist Margaret Fingerhut. As a soloist she has won multiple awards including ‘Chandos Young Musician of the Year’, 1st prize at Christopher Duke International Competition and 2nd prize at Springboard Concerto Competition. Having studied at the Guildhall in the past, she was also their first winner of the Enescu scholarship offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Ntable performances include Grieg's Piano Concerto at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and directing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 from the piano. She has performed other concertos with various different orchestras, including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 at Birmingham Festival Orchestra’s inaugural concert under the baton of the assistant conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. She has also given recitals around the UK including London’s Wigmore Hall, Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly.

Violinist Anja Jamsek is a postgraduate student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the class of Lana Trotovsek. Anja is a young aspiring soloist and chamber musician and also a well-established professional in the orchestral sphere. She has been a very successful participant and winner of national and international competitions and an active performer on stages around Europe since an early age. In the last two seasons she has been invited to perform at the International Music Festival Music on the String in Sarajevo, in 2015 she has performed with the Academy of Ljubljana as the concertmaster and soloist in the Slovenian Philharmonic and in 2016 she has lead the Ljubljana Baroque Orchestra and as well debuted as a soloist with the same ensemble in Berlin, performing Vivaldi’s L’Inverno. After moving to London to further develop her career, Anja’s name quickly and frequently started appearing on leading positions of Trinity Laban’s orchestral projects. Anja was a substitute in the National Opera and Ballet in Ljubljana and has also performed with other orchestras at home and abroad (National Radio Symphony Orchestra Slovenia, Ljubljana Soloists, SFK Orchestra, etc.). Anja’s studies at Trinity Laban are generously supported by the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust Fund and The Ofenheim Charitable Trust.

Young Slovenian cellist Helena Švigelj is postgraduate student at Trinity Laban conservatoire of Music and Dance in the class of David Cohen. She has worked with many renowned musicians, such as Rivka Golani, David Parry, Yi-Chen Lin, Jodie Devos. Helena has won many international prizes, most recent are 1st Prize at Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition 2017, 1st prize at the Vera Kantrovich Bach competition 2016, 1st prize at the Vivian Joseph classical concerto competition 2016, and 2nd prize at Svirel competition.

As soloist she performed with established orchestras, such as Slovenian Philharmonics Orchestra, Orchestra of Royal conservatory of Mons and Orchestra de chambre de Wallonie.

Helena has performed across Europe as a soloist or as part of chamber music groups including celebrated venues as St. John's Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, St. Martins in the Fields, St. James Piccadilly, Slovenian Philharmonics Hall, Studio 4 in Flagey, Brussels.

Helena is very grateful to Ofenheim Charitable Trust, who generously supports her study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Free recital (retiring collection)


Venue
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
London
W1J 9LL
England
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