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Event news: Joo Yeon Sir performs at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Violininst Joo Yeon Sir plays in a lunchtime concert tomorrow:

Lunchtime recital

Royal College of Music Series
1:00pm – Tuesday 18 January 2011

Joo Yeon Sir (violin) and Irina Andrievsky (piano)

Joo-Yeon Sir

Korean violinist Joo Yeon Sir is currently studying with Dr. Felix Andrievsky as a Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London and has performed in venues across the UK including the Wigmore Hall, London Arts Club, St. James’ Palace, Foundling Museum and Fairfields Hall.

She has been a major prize winner at international competitions (Grand Prix at Nedyalka Simeonova International Violin Competition; Second Prizes at Tunbridge Wells International Young Artist Competition and Windsor Festival International String Competition, Royal Philharmonic Society Emily Anderson Award, Musician Benevolent Fund Music Education Award and Martin Musical Scholarships) and has been broadcast on Bulgarian National Radio and BBC Radio 2. Also a composer, she is the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year 2005 and her works have been performed at Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as on BBC Radio 3.

Highlights of 2010 have included concerto performances with The Cambridge Orchestra, Stratford Virtuosi Orchestra, Luton, Epsom Symphony Orchestras and the Royal College of Music Sinfonietta, the latter as recent winner of RCM Concerto Competition. Future engagements include performances with Brighton Youth Orchestra, Luton and Croydon Symphony Orchestras.

Irina Andrievsky was born in Ufa, Russia and she graduated from the Moscow Central Music School for the Gifted Children and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Doctorate) under Professor E. Malinin, L. Timofeeva and M. Mijlumoff. She has been among the winners of International Piano Competitions in Italy and Israel and has given solo recitals throughout Europe, as well as performing with numerous symphony orchestras including the Tel-Aviv, Satumare, Romania, Moscow Philharmonic and in Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Georgia, Russia and Australia.

In 1991, Irina immigrated to Israel and continued her music career mainly performing solo recitals and chamber music, performing at “Radio France and Montpellier” Festival in France, as well as in other chamber music festivals in France, Belgium and Germany. For the past 14 years, she has also developed an impressive career as a piano teacher in Israel, raising a generation of promising young pianists. Irina is married to Dr. Felix Andrievsky – Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music, London – and has moved permanently to the UK.

Joo Yeon Sir (violin) and Irina Andrievsky (piano)

Schubert – Sonatina in D Major
Tchaikovsky – Mélodie
Kreisler – La Gitana
Heifetz – Figaro Rhapsody

This lunchtime concert is FREE and no ticket is required. Lunchtime concerts last approximately 45 minutes and latecomers will be admitted to the church when there is a suitable break in the programme. A collection is taken at the end of the concert which goes towards the work of St Martin’s.

Sometimes it is necessary to alter programmes and substitute artists at short notice. If you are intending to hear a particular piece or performer, we recommend that you telephone the Box Office (020 7766 1100) on the day of the concert in order to confirm performance details.


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