Tuesday 16th June (7.00pm) – Elena Tanski (Violin) And Nicholas Walker (Piano)

ELENA TANSKI

Elena Tanski is a very talented young Austrian violinist from Salzburg, who has played in many prestigious European venues and with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. This will be an opportunity to hear some sparkling violin playing and the programme will feature Prokofiev’s thrilling and glorious 2nd sonata as well as works by Mozart (also a native of Salzburg!) and Beethoven.

Born in Salzburg in 1992, Elena grew up in a family of pianists. After two years of piano classes, Elena discovered her passion for the violin and switched instruments. Due to her extraordinary talent she was accepted for the class for highly talented children at the Universität Mozarteum at the age of only six. Elena was fortunate to be taught from an early age by some of the best teachers in the world such as Helmut Zehetmair, Igor Petrushevski and Victor Dernovski, a former student of Leonid Kogan.

Concert tours have taken her to major halls in the Americas, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark. She has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Armenian State Youth Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Junge Philharmonie Salzburg.

Elena recently made her Debut with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Prokofiev´s first violin concerto which brought much critical acclaim.

Elena has performed at numerous prestigious festivals and venues including Großes Festspielhaus/Salzburg, Beethovenhalle/Bonn, Grosser Saal/Salzburg, Smetana Hall/Prague, Victoria Hall/Geneva, KKL/Lucerne, Gstaad Festival, Centro Cultural Kirchner/Buenos Aires, Casino/Basel, Beethoven Festival/Warsaw and the opening sponsor concert of the Salzburg Festival- televised by ORF.

Born in Salzburg in 1992, Elena grew up in a family of pianists. After two years of piano classes, Elena discovered her passion for the violin and switched instruments. Due to her extraordinary talent she was accepted for the class for highly talented children at the Universität Mozarteum at the age of only six. Elena was fortunate to be taught from an early age by some of the best teachers in the world such as Helmut Zehetmair, Igor Petrushevski and Victor Dernovski, a former student of Leonid Kogan.

Concert tours have taken her to major halls in the Americas, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark. She has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Armenian State Youth Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Junge Philharmonie Salzburg.

Elena recently made her Debut with Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Prokofiev´s first violin concerto which brought much critical acclaim.

Elena has performed at numerous prestigious festivals and venues including Großes Festspielhaus/Salzburg, Beethovenhalle/Bonn, Grosser Saal/Salzburg, Smetana Hall/Prague, Victoria Hall/Geneva, KKL/Lucerne, Gstaad Festival, Centro Cultural Kirchner/Buenos Aires, Casino/Basel, Beethoven Festival/Warsaw and the opening sponsor concert of the Salzburg Festival- televised by ORF. Musicians she has worked with include Maxim Vengerov, Fazil Say, Tibor Kovac, Frantisek Janoska, Olga Sitkovetsky and Sasha Sitkovetsky.

Elena is currently performing on a J.B. Guadagnini violin, generously on loan from a private collector.
http://www.elenatanski.com

https://www.youtube.com/user/elenatanski

Farley Musical Director-  Nicholas Walker (Piano)

Nicholas Walker, “a prodigy of awesome technical fluency backed by exceptional artistry” (London Evening Standard), studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Moscow Conservatoire. Winner of the first Newport International Piano competition, he has performed with major British Orchestras, given recitals worldwide, and recorded for the BBC, BMG, ASV, Chandos, Toccata Classics and Danacord. The fifth disc in his series of complete piano music of Balakirev for Naxos Grand Piano has just been released, a series which James Harrington of the American Record Guide has called the “reference set”.
www.nicholaswalkerpiano.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/NicholasWalkerPiano

 

Reared at the RAM and the Moscow Conservatory, he is a prodigy, of awesome technical fluency backed by exceptional artistry.
The London Evening Standard (about Nicholas Walker)

This Concert is generously sponsored by James Hay;

 

 

 

 

 

Programme to include works by: 

Prokofiev

Mozart

Beethoven

Tickets £17.50 from Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333), to include an interval drink and parking. Tickets on sale TBC.
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