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Margaret Dziekonski - violin with Carson Becke - piano

Wed Mar 27th 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ


Richard Strauss: Sonata for Piano, op. 5
      I. Allegro molto appassionato
      II. Adagio cantabile
      III. Scherzo: Presto
      IV. Finale: Allegretto vivo

Richard Struass: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 18
      I. Allegro, ma non troppo
      II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile
      III. Finale: Andante - Allegro

Artist info:-

Margaret Dziekonski

Margaret Dziekonski, originally from Philadelphia, USA, is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Royal Academy of Music, London, under Dr. Neil Heyde and Prof. Tomotada Soh. Her research investigates the performance aesthetic of the conductor Leopold Stokowski, examining the ways in which his tradition-based practices and principles can be practically implemented so as to enrich today's performers and general musical culture. Margaret completed her master's studies at the Royal Academy of Music under Tomotada Soh in 2012, graduating with distinction.

Margaret has performed in the United States, Australia and throughout Europe as both soloist and chamber musician. Performances in the UK include Wigmore Hall, St James' Piccadilly, St Martin in the Fields, King’s Place and St Peter’s Eaton Square. Chamber music festivals include The Cully Classique Festival VIS-À-VIS (Switzerland), The Camilleri Festival (Malta) and The Crossroads Festival/Tour (Australia).

Margaret plays a Vuillaume, c. 1860, kindly lent to her by the Royal Academy of Music. Her doctoral studies are generously supported by The Seary Charitable Trust, a research internship at the Royal Academy of Music and a private sponsor

Carson Becke

Carson Becke (b. 1989) has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, including performances in Canada (National Arts Centre, Four Seasons Centre), England (the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, St. Georges Bristol, Steinway Hall), Scotland, Ireland (Canadian Embassy), Germany, Switzerland (Verbier Festival Academy), Poland, Latvia (National Radio) and Trinidad and Tobago.  For the past three summers he has been artist in residence and then artistic director of  “Festival Pontiac Enchante” in Luskville, Quebec.
Carson was born in Ottawa, Canada, and began learning the piano at the age of five with his Great Grandmother, Mary Mackey.  In 2005, he moved to the UK in order to study at the Purcell School of Music, where he studied piano with Ilana Davids and composition with Jonathan Cole.  After graduating from the Purcell School, he studied on scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Tatiana Sarkissova.  He completed his Bachelors degree in June 2011.
Since moving to the UK, Carson has won a number of awards and prizes, including the top prize in the S.V. Rachmaninov International Piano Competition (2006, Russia), 1st Prize in the BBC young composers of the year competition (2007), and the Harold Craxton Chamber Music Competition, Francis Earle, and Dorothy Bryant awards at the Royal Academy of Music.  He was also the recipient of a BBC performing arts fund bursary scholarship in 2007.
As a composer, his composition “Three Nocturnes for Orchestra” has been performed by the Purcell Symphony Orchestra in the UK, and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra in Canada, and has also been heard on BBC Radio Three.  A smaller composition, “John Keats: On Death” was recorded by members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and has been performed in the BBC Proms. 

Currently, Carson is living in London, England.

Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church

St. Sepulchre, The Musicans Church

Photographs of St Sepulchre at the Flickr website


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holborn), is an Anglican church in the City of London. It is located on Holborn Viaduct, almost opposite the Old Bailey. In medieval times it stood just outside ("without") the now-demolished old city wall, near the Newgate. It has been a living of St John's College, Oxford, since 1622.

Visit the St. Sepulchre website.


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