Tuesday May 22nd 1.05-2.05pm
Nicolas Dupont violin
Aleksandra Myslek piano
Sonata in A major D 574
Metopes Op.29 No.3 Nausicaa
Sonata no. 1 in A Major
With over eighty concerts a year, Nicolas Dupont (°1992) is one of the most active Belgian chamber musicians of his generation. As a founding member of the Kugoni Trio, the Argenta Trio and the Duo Andaluza, he has performed in major European venues such as the Palais des beaux-arts and Flagey(Brussels), Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, King’s place (London), amongst others and took part in festivals such as Musica Mundi (BE), Encuentro de Musica de Santander (SP), Pablo Casals Festival (FR), CCC Chamber Music Festival (USA), Eckelshausener Musiktage (GER) and Buma Classical (NL), performing with Yuzuko Horigome, Maté Szücs, Mihaela Martin, Rohan De Silva, Julius Berger, Frans Helmerson and Valentin Erben.
Nicolas has commissioned over thirty pieces by Belgian composers, and has made recordings for Belgian, Swiss, English and Dutch radio and television. His discography includes the CDs ‘Mockingbird’, ‘Fingerprints 2’, ‘Timelapse’ and a CD dedicated to Janacek’s violin and piano music.
Nicolas Duponts teachers have included Dejan Mijajev, Yuzuko Horigome (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), Itamar Golan (chamber music, CNSM of Paris) and Rodney Friend (Royal Academy of Music, London).
He is currently a visiting violin teacher at King’s College London.
For more information, please visit www.nicolasdupont.eu
Aleksandra Myslek is a Polish pianist currently living in London. Since an early age she has been committed to piano and music above all, which brought her to receive prizes in national and international competitions; she was recognized for performances of Chopin and Schumann in particular.
In 2010 Aleksandra moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded a generous scholarship. Prof. Christopher Elton was her first mentor, followed by prof. Hamish Milne who worked with Aleksandra during her master’s degree. She was also hugely influenced by the advice she gained from Fou Ts’ong, Ferenc Rados, and Leon Fleisher, as well as violinists György Pauk, Rodney Friend, and Thomas Brandis.
As a student, Aleksandra was involved in a great amount of extracurricular work. She studied conducting for four years, did a comprehensive repetiteur course and was involved in organizing a part of the Academy Piano Festival. Having won two chamber music prizes involving song accompaniment and duo work, she is now chiefly focused on chamber music with violin especially, while continuing her work on solo repertoire. Previous performances include recitals, chamber music and concerto appearances in halls like Anvil in Basingstoke, Bedford Corn Exchange, London’s Drapers’ Hall, Elgar Room, as well as performances in France, Spain, Poland, and Germany.
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