What’s on in Somerset

2020

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Saturday 18th January 2020 at 3.00 pm

St Mary Magdalene Church, Church Square, Taunton  TA1 1SA.

From Russia with Love

A concert of Russian classical and traditional folk music with balalaika and piano.

Sergei Kosov balalaika and Ekaterina Shetliffe piano

Tea and cakes will be served after the concert.

Free admission with retiring collection in aid of the St Mary Magdalene Church Tower fund.

Once a year virtuoso balalaika player, Sergey Kossoff travels from his home in Russia to join his pianist daughter, Ekaterina Shetliffe, on a short concert tour of the South-West and further afield.  Both performers are  graduates of Russian Music Colleges.  Their programme will include a variety of favourite music at the heart of the Russian culture.

Sergei Kosov is a prize winning virtuoso balalaika player from Tula, Russia. Originally graduating from the prestigious Gnesin Academy in Moscow, he has established a renowned international performing career over the years, appearing as a soloist with many traditional folk orchestras and ensembles in Russia, USA and Germany.

Ekaterina Shetliffe is a graduate of Dargomizsky College of Music of Tula.  She has enjoyed a career as concert pianist, giving solo performances in various venues and festivals in Devon, The Midlands and in London. She is a dedicated piano teacher, working at Exeter University and Queen’s College, Taunton, and founding  the educational studio ‘Creative LLAMA’.

 

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Friday 31st January 2020 at 7.30pm

St Mary the Virgin Church, Huish Episcopi, Langport  TA10 9QR

From Russia with Love

A concert of Russian classical and traditional folk music with balalaika, violin and piano.

Sergei Kosov  virtuoso balalaika player

Yulia Northridge  award-winning violinist

Ekaterina Shetliffe  piano

Tickets £10 Adults, £5 Students, free for children under 16 if accompanied by an adult.
Available from The Parish Office, St Mary’s Rectory, Huish Episcopi. Langport. TA10 9QR or www.ticketsource.co.uk/elegance

Refreshments will be served after the concert.

Continuing their 2020 tour, Sergei and pianist Ekaterina Shetliffe will be joined by their friend Yulia Northridge from Derbyshire at this concert to present a full evening of Russian music.  All performers are graduates of Russian Music Colleges.

Sergei Kosov graduated from the prestigious Gnesin Academy in Moscow, before establishing himself as an international performer, appearing as a soloist with many traditional folk orchestras and ensembles in Russia, USA and Germany. He was presented the Work of Culture Award for his contribution to the arts.

Yulia Northridge was awarded the prize of ‘The Young Talent of Russia’ in 1992. Since 2008, Yulia has been based in Derby, where she is regularly seen performing all over the East Midlands and South of England.

Ekaterina Shetliffe graduated from Dargomizsky College of Music of Tula. She has achieved a career as a concert pianist, giving solo performances in Russia, UK and Sweden whilst combining this with teaching at Exeter University and Queen’s College, Taunton, and founding the educational studio ‘Creative LLAMA’.