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Jan 19th 2018 @ The Old Sorting Office Community Arts Centre

London, United Kingdom
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déjà 3 concerts en public : auteur/ compositeur /pianiste
Friday, January 19th, 2018
7:00 PM
The Old Sorting Office Community Arts Centre
London, United Kingdom
Please note concert starts at 7:30 pm


Franck - Violin Sonata in A
Lutoslawski - Partita for violin and piano
Messiaen - Theme & Variations for violin and piano
Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor

Hugo Ticciati embraces the world of contemporary music, collaborating with composers such as SvenDavid Sandstrom, Albert Schnelzer, Anders Hillborg, Djuro Zivkovic, Leonardo Coral, Andrea Tarrodi, Tobias Brostrom, Thomas Jennefelt, Sergey N. Evtushenko, Esaias Jarnegard, Wijnand van Klaveren. In the coming seasons he will be performing world premieres of concertos dedicated to him in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Hugo also loves devising concerts and events that combine music with dance, literature and more obscure arts such as kinetic painting and rock balancing.

Last season's highlights included concertos by Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev, Schnittke, Hartmann, Shchedrin, Piazzolla, Auerbach, Glass, Lutoslawski, Takemitsu and world premieres of concertos by Tobias Brostrom, Sergey N. Evtushenko and Albert Schnelzer in venues including Carnegie Hall, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, King's Place. He also curated a series of concerts at the Wigmore Hall and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam.
Hugo has a passion for chamber music and gives regular recitals in prestigious halls across Europe and the Far East, collaborating with artists such as Anne Sofie von Otter, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt, Olli Mustonen, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Collins, Torleif Thedeen, Nils Landgren, Philippe Graffin, Christian Poltera. He is also regularly invited to renowned music festivals such as Kuhmo, The Baltic Sea Festival, St-Denis-Festival, Cervantino, Edinburgh Festival, St Magnus Festival, Gstaad, Hermitage Music Festival, Gotland Chamber Music Festival. Hugo is the artistic director of his own festival O/MOD!RNT at Ulrikdal's Palace Theatre Confidencen, Stockholm, and a string festival in Kazan, Russia. Hugo directs the O/MOD!RNT chamber orchestra, which is the resident orchestra at Musikaliska Stockholm. Last season, the orchestra made its debut in London at King's Place. This season it will perform in Berlin's Konzerthaus, tour the Netherlands and Thailand and return to King's Place for a series of concerts.

Hugo regularly gives masterclasses and seminars on violin teaching, and lectures on music-related subjects all over the world. In autumn 2008, he was invited to the post of guest violin teacher and lecturer in music history at a newly-started university in New York. At the heart of Hugo's teaching is the exploration of ways to apply the physical and spiritual aspects of meditation to the art of practising, playing and living in music. He is currently working on a series of articles with Simone Kotva which explore music-making and repetition through the lens of various strands of Continental Philosophy.

Hugo began his violin studies in London before going to the University of Toronto. He continued his studies with the Russian violinists, Nina and Oleg Balabina in Sweden, where he has now settled as a Swedish citizen. Together with many scholarships Hugo has won the international competitions Giovani Talenti and Rovere d'Oro at San Bartolomeo al Mare, Italy (2002), and the Mendelssohn Cup in Bari, Italy (2004). In 2007 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music in the United Kingdom. Hugo plays on a 1751 G.B. Guadagnini.

Natacha Kudritskaya was born in Perm in the Urals in 1983. Her parents, both musicians, encouraged her to play the piano. She studied in Kiev, first at the Lysenko School and then at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music. From 2003 she worked with the pianist Alain Planes at the Conservatoire de Paris and in 2007 she was admitted to the Conservatoire's advanced course to study with Jacques Rouvier. She continues to work with pianists Ferenc Rados and Elisabeth Leonskaja.

Natacha feels 'very comfortable' playing French music. In 2009 she was awarded the Grand Prix by the Safran Foundation for Music and featured on the Generation Spedidam programme. She won first prize at the Vibrarte International Music Competition and the Robert Casadesus Prize for her performance of French music.

She is particularly fond of baroque music, of Bach, Rameau and Couperin, and of the romantic repertoire. She has record works by Rameau, Berio and Ravel. Her CD of suites by Rameau on a modern Yamaha piano has been greatly praised.

At present her thoughts are with the people in Ukraine where 'times are difficult, but I have never seen those people so united and determined in the feeling that change is possible. The Maidan revolution was the most powerful and dramatic and hopeful time I have ever experienced.'

Julian Arp was born in 1981 in northern Germany into a big family of musicians. When he heard one of his family practise the first Bach Cello Suite, he knew that he wanted to learn the cello. He had his first lessons at the age of six. In 2002 he began to study at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Boris Pergamenschikow. 'He showed me how vital the engagement with other art forms such as literature, theatre and cinema are for the artistic development of a musician.' In recent years he has enjoyed working intensely with Gyorgy Kurtag, Ferenc Rados and Eberhard Feltz.

Julian made his solo debut in 1997. The same year he formed a duo with pianist Caspar Frantz, the Duo Arp Frantz. Together they perform all over Europe and have won several prizes. 'Playing both chamber music with musicians I admire and playing as a soloist is my ideal.' He is one of the founders and the artistic director of the festival Zeitkunst which explores the links between contemporary chamber music and literature. He is a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz.
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