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Elizabeth McGrath (violin) and Jan Karl Rautio (piano)

Wed Jul 1st 2009, 11:15 am ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Elizabeth McGrath

Elizabeth McGrath graduated from the Royal College of Music with first class honours, and also gained a B.A. (hons) in Music & Business Studies from Brunel University, where she was awarded the Sheridan Music Prize for the best musician graduate. Elizabeth started playing piano and violin at the age of 4, eventually progressing to receive a bursary from the Junior Academy of Music and a government-aided scholarship from the Purcell Music School. She played with the National Childrens Orchestra for five years. Since then she has participated in many festivals, masterclasses and courses in Europe and America as well as the UK including playing as a soloist for UNICEF and in many orchestras including the Royal College Opera, RCM Symphony Orchestra, Royal College Sinfonietta, the LP Youth Orchestra, Bowden Festival, Orchestra USA and the Brunel University Orchestra as leader. Elizabeth is currently studying for her masters at the Royal College of Music under the guidance of our hon. patron Professor Tomotada Soh.

Jan Karl Rautio

Russian-born pianist Jan Karl Rautio played with clarity, fresh emotional energy and imagination
— Scotsman 2005

Born in Russia, Jan began his musical education at the Gnesin School of Music in Moscow. He is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. His competition successes include the Tobias Matthay Fellowship, the Sterndale Bennett Recital prize, the Robert Alva Memorial Prize, the English Speaking Union Accompanist Prize, the Tillett Trust Award, the Maisie Lewis Award and the Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music. Jan is a versatile musician, having performed as a soloist and as part of chamber ensembles in Russia, around Europe, the UK and the US. Jan has given concerts in the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, St George’s Bristol, Steinway Hall in New York, Sottile Theater in Charleston, Palazzo Borghese in Rome, Schloss Kogl in Austria, the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, and many more besides. He has made a number of live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Future engagements include concerts in St John’s Smith Square, St George’s Bristol, performance tours in Kenya, USA and Germany.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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