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Sebastian Müller (violin) with Miriam Leskis (piano)

Wed Sep 23rd 2009, 11:15 am ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Artist info

Sebastian Müller

Sebastian Müller was born in 1980 in Hanover, Germany. At the age of seven years he had his first violin lessons/instructions, and soon he became a student of Irina Goldstein. He gained further education from Stephan Picard at the University for Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin and Ina Kertscher at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover”, the University for Music and Drama Hannover, where he got his diploma in July 2006. As a student of Detlef Hahn he graduated (Master’s degree) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, in July 2007 and was invited to stay as “Guildhall Artist”, kindly supported by a George Child Award. At the same time he studied the viola on the Master’s programme with Sven Arne Tepl and Nobuko Imai in Amsterdam.

Currently Sebastian is the owner of a fellowship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he is teaching at the Junior and Senior Department. He is also working as a violin/viola instructor at the University of Music and Drama Hannover (Germany).

Sebastian participated in several Master Classes with Renaud Capuçon, Antje Weithaas, Régis Pasquier, Roman Nodel and other leading violinists/instructors. In 2006 during the masterclasses at Domaine Forget (Québec, Canada) he was finally among the four students chosen to take part in Pinchas Zukerman’s workshop.

He has been member and principal concert master of several youth orchestras, and played numerous solo concerts. Among the concerts he performed were Mendelssohn’s and Sibelius’ violin concerts and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. From 2000–2001 he played as a soloist and also as the leader of the Official German String Orchestra on government occasions. In the “Südwestdeutschen Kammermusikwettbewerb Carel Kunc” (chamber music competition) and in the “Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert” (federal youth competition) he was awarded with several prizes for his (excellent) performances on the violin and the piano. With his piano trio, “The Villon Trio”, he is prize winner of the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Competition London 2007.

Miriam Leskis

Miriam Leskis was born in Moscow and grew up in Israel. She started taking piano lessons at the age of five and studied with Mrs Luisa Yoffe for fifteen years. Her studies were supported by scholarships from the Rubin and Hasaddna conservatories in Jerusalem and the Israel-America Culture Foundation. She performed as soloist in Israel, Russia and Switzerland.

After her military service Miriam studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from which she holds a double major in Musicology and Philosophy as well as a Masters in Cultural Studies, all with distinction. Parallel to her academic studies Miriam continued playing focusing on chamber music and was collaborating with some of the best young musicians in Israel, accompanying in summer courses, competitions and concerts in Israel and in London.

Currently Miriam is studying towards a Masters in Piano Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Among her teachers are Gordon Back, Pamela Lidiard and Caroline Palmer. Recently Miriam won the Cunard Carpathia Prize for her accompaniment. Since she is in London Miriam performed in Burgh House, Rosslyn Hill Chapel, St Martin-in-the-Fields and in numerous privat events. She is generously supported by The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners and the Anglo-Israeli Association.

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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