Free Lunchtime Violin Recital – Javier Garcia Aranda
Hindemith – Sonata No 1 op 11
Brahms – Sonata for violin and piano
Messiaen – Fantaisie
Javier Garcia Aranda Violin
Charis Cheung Piano
Javier was born in Spain. He began to play violin at the age of six.
At the age of twelve he won first place by competition to study at the conservatory of Joaquin Turina of Madrid, Amaniel conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Madrid with Maria Teresa Berrueta.
He was admitted to study at the Conservatoire National of the Region of Rueil Malmaison where he studied with Dominique Barbier and he finished the cycle superieur with a first price with distinitions.
After the cycle Superieur he continued one year at the Conservatoire of Gennevilliers obtaining the grade of perfectionnement with Catherine Maubourget with a first price with distinctions as well.
In 2007 he was awarded a place to study Bachelor Honours at the Royal College of Music where he graduated on 2010.
Javier performs a great variety of repertorie from the baroque using original instruments to contemporary music, as well as solo recitals, and chamber music performing in Spain at the Rozas Concert hall, and the Casino of Leon, Fundacion Juan March, the Anphiteatre Richelieu of the Sorbonne´s University in France, in U.K at Hammerwood park concerts, Victoria and Albert museum.. recently he and was awarded a fellowship to participate at the Bowdoin festival in Maine.
He currently is finishing Master in Performance, studying with Berent Korfker.
Canadian pianist, Charis Cheung, graduated with distinction from the Royal College of Music as a Master of Music (MMus), where she studied with Ruth Nye, Nigel Clayton and Kathron Sturrock. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia, where she studied with Canadian pianists, Jane Coop, Rena Sharon and Robert Silverman.
As a soloist, Charis has performed in concert venues across Canada, UK, Hong Kong and India, such as St.Martin-in-the-Fields and the Chan Centre of Performing Arts. She recently was a finalist at the 60th Royal Over-seas League and was awarded the McCallum Prize. She was finalist and prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition, Burnaby Clef and Vancouver Women’s Musical Society. In 2011, she won the piano contemporary prize, John & Jean Redcliffe-Maud Prize at the RCM, and won the Belle Shenkman Award for the Arts from Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund in 2010.
As an active chamber musician and collaborative pianist, Charis is one of the founding members of the London based Jacquin Trio with whom she won the St.Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music competition and were finalist of the Royal Overses League Ensemble Competition. In 2010, they won the Douglas Whittaker Memorial Prize at the Royal College of Music was a finalist of the 19th International Chamber Music Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Charis has attended several well-known summer festivals, namely the Aspen Music
Festival and School, Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival and Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. In addition, Charis has had the privilege of performing in the master classes of acclaimed artists, Philippe Cassard, Jon Kimura Parker and Angela Cheng.