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Pedro Lopez Campos (flute), Irina Lyakhovskaya (piano) play Tchaikovsky, Debussy

Monday November 18, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Vocalise-Étude Op 89 - Francis Poulenc
  2. Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune - Claude Debussy, arranged for flute and piano by Karl Lenski
  3. Lensky's Aria, from Eugene Onegin - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, transcribed by Leopold Auer
  4. Canzone, for flute and piano Op 38a - Samuel Barber
  5. Fantasia on Weber's 'Der Freischütz' - Paul Taffanel

Born in Totana (Spain), Pedro Lopez Campos started playing flute at the age of eight. After graduating at Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Aragon and Trinity Laban Conservatorie of Music and Dance in London, he graduated at the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded with the Artist Diploma.

Supported by the Tillett Trust, Pedro attended as 'Young International Professional' the Nederlandse Fluit Academie, having lessons with Emily Beynon, Jeroen Bron and Wieke Karsten.

He has attended several masterclasses with international and recognized flautists including Jaime Martin, Peter-Lukas Graft, Sophie Cherrier, Robert Winn, Margaret Campbell, Antonio Nuez, Fernando Gomez, Vicens Prats, Sue Thomas, Gareth Davies and Adam Walker among others.

Pedro has been a member of the Southbank Sinfonia and he has collaborated and played side-by-side with orchestras like the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and BBC Concert Orchestra.

Previous orchestral training included the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Neue Musike de Bolzano/Bozen and Camerata Aragon Chamber orchestra.

He has been awarded twice with the 'Ibercaja Prize' competition for young musicians and has been a scholar of the Tillet Trust, TLC Trust and the Leverhulme Trust.

His chamber music group 'Trio Vasnier' (flute, viola and harp) has been awarded with the 1st Prize and the Critics Prize at the 'El Primer Palau' Chamber music Competition. He also plays regularly with different formations such as woodwind quintet or flute duo.

Recent highlights are performances at Het Concertebouw Kleine Zaal, Royal Opera House Crush Room, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, St John's Smith Square, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Oxford University.

Irina Lyakhovskaya was born in St Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 1999, where she studied with Alexander Sandler. In 2000, she was invited to continue her studies in England as a postgraduate scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (then known as Trinity College of Music) with John Bingham.

In 2003, Irina won first prize in the TCM Association’s Soloist Competition with her interpretation of the Schumann Piano Concerto. Since then, she has given many performances at leading international venues including the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg, Smetana Hall in Prague and the Coliseum in Porto. In the UK, she has appeared at the Southbank Centre, Symphony Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall performing solo recitals and as the concerto soloist in Mozart, Haydn, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov concertos. Her work has also been broadcast on BBC television and radio.

An active chamber musician, Irina performs internationally with violinist Eleanor Percy, with whom she has given numerous recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London. They have recorded sonatas by Brahms and Prokofiev for the ImLab label, and the complete Mozart sonatas for Melodiya. Currently, Irina is artist in residence at Eastbourne Arts Centre where she is performing the complete Beethoven piano sonatas in eight concerts.

Irina has worked at Trinity Laban as a professional accompanist since 2002.

(Free recital with retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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