Russian violinist Dmitri Torchinsky and Korean pianist Sonja Park continue the Bideford Music Club 50th anniversary series of concerts with a recital on Wednesday, February 6. He followed his father who is leader of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to the W
Russian violinist Dmitri Torchinsky and Korean pianist Sonja Park continue the Bideford Music Club 50th anniversary series of concerts with a recital on Wednesday, February 6.He followed his father who is leader of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to the West in 1995. The 2007 winner of Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, Dmitri has studied at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music.He graduated with a first class degree and was awarded prestigious RCM prizes. Currently he is finishing his post-graduate studies at the Vienna University of Music and Drama. He has won several international violin competitions and scholarships including the Countess of Munster Trust and Martin Fund.Dmitri has performed as soloist with orchestras in the UK and Europe and made his North American debut in 2006 at the Newport Music Festival, Rhode Island. He has also participated in master classes worldwide and is a dedicated Live Music Now! Artist and takes part in activities ranging from outreach educational projects to recitals and concert tours. His violin is a 1727 David Techlar (Roma) which is loaned to him courtesy of his friend Thomas Wei.Sonja who accompanies her husband Dmitri, was essentially a self-taught pianist and in her early years she toured the world as a pianist with the Korean National Choir. In 1998 she continued her studies at the University of Music and Arts as a concert pianist. She received many awards and scholarships and in 2000 was honoured by the University of Vienna as one of the greatest natural talents. She has won many prizes and has attended masterclasses.The guests will play works by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Ravel and Richard Strauss. The concert will be held in Grenville College Hall at 7.30 p.m. (students £1.00) Tickets will be available at the door. For any other information, please telephone (01237) 423112.