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Anja Jamšek (violin) and Min Young Bae (piano) play Pärt, Brahms and Bartok

Wednesday June 20, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Fratres, for violin and piano - Arvo Pärt
  2. Sonata for violin and piano No 3 in D minor Op 108 - Johannes Brahms
  3. 6 Romanian Folk Dances Sz 56 - Bela Bartók

Violinist Anja Jamsek is a postgraduate student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the class of Lana Trotovsek. She is a young aspiring soloist and chamber musician and also a well-established professional in the orchestral sphere. She has been a winner of national and international competitions and an active performer on stages around Europe since an early age. In 2010 and 2011 she won 1st prize at the International Music Competition Valsesia in Milano and 3rd prize at the International Music Competition “Antonio Salieri” in Legnago. In 2013 she has won 1st prizes with a chamber group at the International Competition “Davorin Jenko” in Belgrade, and at the International Competition Tartini in Slovenia. In 2017 she became the finalist for the Vera Kantrovich Bach competition in London.

In the last two seasons Anja 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 (Faure’s Requiem) in the Slovenian Philharmonic and in 2016 she debuted as a soloist in Berlin, performing Vivaldi’s L’Inverno with the Ljubljana Baroque Orchestra. Since moving to London to further develop her career, Anja’s has often occupied leading positions on Trinity Laban’s orchestral projects and performed concert programmes for venues incluing St Olave Hart Church, St James’s Piccadilly, and Powderham Castle, where she has performed either with her trio or as a soloist.

With pianist Jinah Shim and cellist Helena Svigelj, Anja is a member of the Meridies Piano Trio, which is already on a path towards a promising career, with numerous concert engagements around the UK.

Anja’s studies at Trinity are generously supported by the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust Fund and The Ofenheim Charitable Trust.

Min Young Bae, from South Korea, began to play the piano when she was seven. In 2002 she moved to the UK and shortly after, in 2005, she joined the Yehudi Menuhin School studying with Professor Ruth Nye. While there, took part in several concerts at Bradford Cathedral, the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence Fairfield Halls, Finchley Arts Depot, Stationers Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Music in Beaulieu and Wigmore Hall. She has performed with members of the Schubert Ensemble in a concert for the Stoke D’abernon Festival 2006, and in 2008 and 2009 she was chosen as part of a group from the school for a tour of Scotland. She also performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 14 with the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra at the National Gallery.

In 2010 Min Young gained a place at the Royal College of Music in London as a scholar, where she studied the piano with Professor Ruth Nye and graduated in 2014. She has since begun her postgraduate study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as a scholar, receiving the Trinity Laban Award and studying with Deniz Gelenbe. Min Young has taken parts in piano festivals and concerts in venues such as Steinway Hall, St James's Piccadilly, and St Alfege Church. Min Young also has undertaken masterclasses with Victor Rosenbaum, Piers Lane, Renana Gutman, Joanna MacGregor, Vanessa Latarche, Felix Gottlieb, Pascal Roge, Stanislav Pochekin and Dmitri Alexeev. She has gained several awards including the Joy Evers Cup in music and the DEME award from the South England Conference. A prize at the Jellinek Awards led to a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra. Min Young has participated in several competitions, and recently reached the semi-final of the 8th Adilia Alieva international competition in Gaillard, France, and won 3rd prize in the 10th International Competition in Padova, Italy. In 2013, she won 1st prize at the 13th Vietri sul Mare, Amalfi-Coast International Piano Competition. In 2014 she won 1st Prize in the John Longmire Piano Competition, and 2nd Prize and the audience prize at the 2014 Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition. In 2015 She was one of the semi-finalist at the Jacques Samuel Piano Competition. In 2017 She was awarded 2nd Prize for the Universal Harmony Piano Competition in South Korea.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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