FREE Lunchtime Concert: Michael Foyle (Violin) and Maksim Stsura (Piano)
Representing Making Music
Schubert – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major ‘Grand Duo’
Prokofiev – Five Melodies for Violin and Piano
Piazzolla – Le Grand Tango for Violin and Piano arr. Sofia Gubaidulina
Michael Foyle Violin
Maksim Stsura Piano
Praised for playing of ‘compelling conviction’ by the Daily Telegraph, Foyle-Stsura Duo won the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Duo Competition and the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in 2015. In 2016, they performed in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, New York Chamber Music Festival, Estonia Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall. They are City Music Foundation, Park Lane Group and Live Music Now artists and have received coaching from Stephen Kovacevich and Maxim Vengerov.
Michael Foyle (violin) won The Netherlands Violin Competition 2016, giving an acclaimed performance of the Szymanowksi Violin Concerto with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. This led to an immediate invitation to give his debut recital in The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Also winner of the Royal Overseas League String Prize 2013 and the BBC Young Musician of the Year Tabor Award 2008, Michael’s 2016-17 season includes concerto performances in London, Rotterdam and Moscow, as well as recitals across the UK and guest-leading the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Since Autumn 2016 he is a Making Music Young Concert Artist. Upon graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2015, he was awarded the Regency Award for Excellence and the Roth Prize for the highest violin mark of the year. He completed his studies with a Certificate of Performance degree under Pavel Vernikov in Vienna Konservatorium. (www.michaelfoyle.org)
Maksim Stsura (piano) won First Prizes at the 7th Estonian Piano Competition, the Steinway-Klavierspiel-Wettbewerb and the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 Maksim has started his Doctoral course at the Royal College of Music, supported by a Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship, Estonian Capital of Culture and Mr Nigel Woolner MBE. His research is focused on the piano transcriptions of the contemporary orchestral scores.