Thursday 7 June 2007
19.00, University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, Mayfair, London W1K 1DB
To book tickets please call: 020 7823 8858 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please book your seat in advance by sending a £20 cheque on the name "Tudor Andrei" at the following address:
c/o Ortansa & Eric van der Wateren-Radulescu
15 Rutland Gate, Flat 7
London SW7 1BH
Your booking will be confirmed as soon as your cheque is received. Your name will be entered on the guest list and you will find your tickets at the entrance, on the evening of the concert.
All proceeds will be used to contribute to the tuition fees for Tudor’s studies at the Royal Academy of Music. For those unable to attend the concert, but willing to support Tudor, your kind contribution will be gratefully accepted.
Romance in F Major - Ludwig van Beethoven
Impromptu Concertant - George Enescu
Study in a form of Waltz - Saint-Saens Ysaye
Interval: tea, coffee and cakes will be served
Preludium and Allegro - Pugnani-Kreisler
Poem - Ernest Chausson
Beau Soir - Claude Debussy
Hora Staccatto - Dinicu-Heifetz
First Prize winner of the International Competition held at the Niccolo Paganini Academy of Music in Genoa, Italy, the Romanian violinist Tudor Andrei is rapidly gaining a reputation as yet another bright talent emerging from Romania. He has been a winner of the Violin Romanian Olympics in two editions, as well as gaining many other national awards.
Born in Barlad, Tudor benefited from early musical training given by his parents, both musicians. He soon moved to Bucharest, where he graduated from the George Enescu High School. A year later, he was awarded a place to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under the guidance of Professor Remus Azoitei.
Tudor has already performed a large number of concerts in important halls in Romania. In 1999 he toured Switzerland and Italy, and in 2005 Germany. He was invited to appear on various TV and Radio shows in Romania, including TVR1, the Romanian equivalent of the BBC 1 TV Channel, as well as an in depth interview on “Musicians of today, musicians of tomorrow”, on Romanian Radio Cultural Channel.
Tudor is supported by both the Ratiu Foundation UK, as well as the Romanian Cultural Institute in London where is currently artist-in-residence.
First-prize winner of the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition in Paris, the Russian pianist Petr Limonov began studying the piano in 1991, when he entered the prestigious Central Music School in Moscow, his teachers being Siyavoush Gadjiev and, later, Andrei Pisarev.
After graduating with the highest marks, in 2003 he came to London and became a student of the Royal Academy of Music, working under the guidance of Professor Hamish Milne and Alexander Satz on a full scholarship. At the Royal Academy, he has participated in master classes given by Leslie Howard, Stephen Hough, Ian Fountain, Bernard D'Ascoli and Daniel-Ben Pienaar. He has also benefited from the guidance of Stephen Kovacevic under full scholarship at the 2004 Dartington Summer School. Petr maintains an extensive repertoire, from Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, to Scriabin, Kapustin and Godowsky.
This event is supported by: Ortansa & Eric van der Wateren-Radulescu, Remus Azoitei, Bogdan Patriniche, Romanian Cultural Institute, Romanca Society and The Romanian Cultural Centre in London