Sat 25 May, University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Dating from the 11th century, the church is historically the most important building in Oxford. Among other things, it is where the Protestant Archbishops Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer were tried for heresy in 1555 and condemned to be burned at the stake. It was also used for university ceremonies and examinations before the building of the Examination Schools and the Sheldonian Theatre.
Facilities: No parking facilities. Refreshments sometimes available if arranged by promoter. Disabled access.
Walking: approx. 10 mins
Parking: St Giles parking, Monday - Saturday, 8am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm, Sunday, 10am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm - £1.50 up to 30 mins, £3 up to 1 hour, £5 up to 2 hours, £3 for evenings.
Elizaveta Tyun, Violin
Amiran Zenaishvili, Piano
Presented by The International Music Competition "Grand Prize Virtuoso"
Elizaveta Tyun is a Russian violinist who has performed as a concert soloist on many world stages, including Royal Albert Hall, St James Church Piccadilly, Muth Concert Hall of Vienna, the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Mikhailovsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Glazunov Hall of St. Petersburg Conservatoire, and many other venues across the UK, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy and Poland. During her time in the UK Elizaveta has had the honour to perform for members of the Royal Family on several occasions, and has also frequently appeared as a soloist with British orchestras.
Miss Tyun has won First prizes in a number of international competitions and was a Category Finalist of the BBC Young Musician 2014. In 2016 she won the First Prize of Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition and was awarded a performance at Royal Albert Hall.
Music has been her greatest passion since the age of five after she had her first violin lessons, and pursuing a soloist career became her dream at the age of eight after the first big performance experience with a symphony orchestra from Lindau, Germany, in The Marble Palace of St. Petersburg. In the same year Elizaveta entered the Specialist Music School of St. Petersburg Conservatoire. In 2012 she became a student of Chetham's School of Music (Manchester) in the class of Jan Repko. Two years later she was awarded a full entrance scholarship, kindly provided by Soiree d'Or Committee, to study at the Royal College of Music. After graduating from her Bachelor course with a First Class Honours degree as a student of Dr Felix Andrievsky, Elizaveta entered the Master of Arts programme at the Royal Academy of Music as a student of maestro Jack Liebeck, admitted to Academy entrance scholarship and supported by Stephen Bell Charitable Trust.
Aside from her solo career, Elizaveta is also a very active orchestral player, having led both Chetham's Symphony Orchestra and RCM Symphony Orchestra, as well as working with maestros such as Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, John Wilson and Maxim Vengerov, and performing in venues like Buckingham Palace, Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square etc. In 2018 Elizaveta has shared the Barbican stage with both London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra for three broadcasted concerts.
Duration: 1 hour with interval
Programme to include:
Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Meditation from Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42
A Paganini for violin solo, Op. 162