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Rachel M Wieser (violin) with Richard McGrath (piano)

Wed Jun 15th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Rachel Wieser

Rachel M. Wieser grew up in Liechtenstein. She got her first violin lesson at the age of 5 with Helga Frommelt-Torkos. Later on she studied with Alexander van Wijnkoop. After her matriculation exams in economics she did a degree in Performance and Pedagogic at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern with Professor Detlef Hahn and Anita Fatton. Rachel is currently doing a masters degree in performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her teachers are Stephanie Gonley and Ofer Falk. Rachel’s studies are funded through a scholarship from the Liechtenstein government.

Rachel has attended many master classes amongst others with Monika Urbaniak, Barbara Doll, Patrick Jüdt, David Dolan, Corina Balcea-Fisher and James Boyd, Alexander Baillie and Krzysztof Chorzelski.

She has had numerous opportunities to perform as a soloist with orchestras from Liechtenstein, both in Liechtenstein and abroad. She regularly performs as a duo with Piano in London, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Rachel is also a dedicated chamber music player. At the moment she is member of a piano trio.

Richard McGrath

Richard McGrath holds a first class honours degree in Music and French and an MA in performance and musicology from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He studied piano with Anthony Byrne at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

He is currently in his second year of a postgraduate piano accompaniment course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studies with Professor Pamela Lidiard. Last year, he was awarded first pianist’s prize in the English song competition at the Guildhall and in 2009, he won the Milne cup of the Dublin Feis Ceoil.

Richard has participated in masterclasses with Roger Vignoles, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Pamela Bullock, Douglas Humphreys and Julius Drake.

He performed in Iain Burnside’s ‘Unknown Doors’ project in the Barbican Pit Theatre in March. Upcoming projects include recitals with violinist Rachel Wieser and participating in the German Lied master course at the Schubertinstitut in Austria.

Richard’s studies are supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and by the Eva Williams Bursary and Geoffrey Singleton Fund of the Guildhall Scholarship Trust.

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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