President: Steven Isserlis

 

Barnes Music Society is proud to have as its President the world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis.  Born in Barnes, he comes from a very musical family.  His two sisters are professional string players (Annette a violist and Rachel a violinist), and his grandfather Julian Isserlis was a composer.

 

 The Society in its current form was created through a merger in 1985 of Castelnau Concerts with the Barnes Music Club, although its roots go back to the 1950s.  Our outgoing President, the late Stephen Dodgson, had been Chairman of Castlenau Concerts, whilst the new President's late father, George Isserlis, had been Chairman of the Barnes Music Club.  Both played a major role in maintaining the Society's high standards.

 

Barnes Music Society aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians.  These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.

 

Please email all enquiries about the Society and Membership to barnesmusicsoc@aol.com

 

 

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Links:

Barnes Music Festival

The Holst Foundation

Making Music (NFMS)

Marsh Christian Trust

Oso Arts Centre

 

 

Barnes Music Society gratefully acknowledges financial assistance during the past year from the Barnes Workhouse Fund and the Marsh Christian Trust

 

 

   

Friday 17 January 2020  7:30 pm

OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, SW13 0LF

 

 

Ariana Kashefi cello

 

Maksim Stsura piano

 

 

 

 


 

 

Programme

 

Beethoven    Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.5 No.2

Debussy    Cello Sonata

Faure    Apres un reve

Brahms    Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

 

 


 

 

 

 
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Ariana Kashefi & Maksim Stsura

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Praised for her innate musicianship and captivating stage presence, British cellist Ariana Kashefi is in high demand as a chamber musician and soloist performing in such venues as the Wigmore Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal and Berlin Philharmonie.

 Ariana is a Park Lane Group Young Artist, as well as being the winner of the Making Music 'Awards for Young Concert Artists' (AYCA) and a finalist in the Royal Overseas League competition. Most recently she became a top prize winner in the International Rubinstein Competition held in Berlin, a City Music Foundation Artist, a recipient of a Villa Musica Scholarship and a finalist in the Pierre Fournier Award which took place at the Wigmore Hall in London.

Ariana was awarded the prestigious 'Julius Isserlis Scholarship' for instrumental studies abroad from the Royal Philharmonic Society which allowed her to study for her masters at the Hochschule fur Musik 'Hanns Eisler' in Berlin with professor Claudio Bohorquez. In Berlin she was chosen on two separate occasions to perform in the prestigious 'Excellence Concerts' for exceptional students and graduated with the highest possible mark for her final recital. After completing her masters, Ariana was hand picked by Maestro Barenboim to study at the prestigious Barenboim-Said Akademie where she received an artist diploma under the guidance of Frans Helmerson.

She began her studies with Robert Max at the Junior department of the Royal Academy of music where she won all available prizes and later completed her bachelors of music with first class honours at the Royal College of Music with Melissa Phelps as an Amaryllis Scholar. At the College she won the 'Anna Shuttleworth' cello prize in her first year and was named an 'RCM rising star' after performing Prokofiev concertino with the RCM symphony orchestra.

Recently she has appeared as a soloist live on BBC radio 3 'In Tune' performing a selection of works including excerpts from Poulenc's Cello sonata and a premiere of a new solo cello work by British composer Deborah Pritchard which was written and dedicated to her. As an orchestral player, Ariana has worked with the  London Symphony  and has been invited on several tours with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Ariana has also received invaluable guidance over the years from Steven Isserlis, David Geringas, Ralph Kirshbaum and Gary Hoffman.

 

Pianist Maksim Stsura won First Prizes at the 7th Estonian Piano Competition (2008), the Steinway-Klavierspiel-Wettbewerb in Germany (2004), the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Estonia (2000) and the Intercollegiate Beethoven Piano Competition (2013). He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Maksim is in great demand, collaborating with Jakobstad Sinfonietta (Finland), Mediterranean Chamber Brass (Spain), Florin Ensemble (UK) and Wiener Kammersymphonie (Austria), among many others.

 

In 2014 he started his Doctoral course at the Royal College of Music, working towards his DMus. Maksim's research has been generously supported by a Neville Wathen Award, Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship and Mr Nigel Woolner MBE. His research titled 'Piano Transcription of a 21st-century Orchestral Score - 'Freedoms and Limitations' focuses on works by Mark-Anthony Turnage and James Dillon.

 

Since 2012 Maksim has been the pianist in the award-winning Foyle-Stsura Duo, having performed extensively in the UK and internationally in venues including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and the Wigmore Hall. He has played live on BBC Radio 3, NPO Radio 4 and Estonian Klassikaraadio and recorded for Delphian Records and Challenge Classics.