Saturday 28 April 2018

Bow Church - Meridia Piano Trio (Sat 5th May 4-6.30PM)

Photo of musicians Jay Parte, Heather Anne Stewart and Theodore Balkwill

There is a piano concert on Saturday 5th May at Bow Church. Refreshments at 4 pm are followed by the recital (5-6.30 pm). Members of the audience are welcome to join the recital at any time subject to a suitable break in the music. Admission is free and no ticket is required, although there will be a voluntary collection in aid of the church building fund. For any further information contact 020 8981 3722/ 07563 757 628.

4 pm: Refreshments
5 pm: Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio
Shostakovich Piano Trio. 2 (movements 1, 3 and 4)

About The Performers

Jay Parte is an Indian concert pianist. Born in 1993 into a musical family, his father, Tushar, is a professional composer and arranger in the Bollywood (Indian film) industry and his mother, Suchita, is an Indian classical singer and music teacher.

Jay is currently pursuing a masters degree in music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Greenwich, London, after being awarded the ‘Great Scholarship’ in 2016.

A 1st prize winner in the Con Brio 2014 Piano Competition, India, Jay has performed in classical, pop/ prog rock and classical contemporary styles for private and fundraising events. He performed a solo recital at Bow Church last year.

Canadian violinist Heather Anne Stewart loves to entertain and has performed throughout North America and Europe. Recent performances include playing live on BBC Radio, jamming with Nigel
Kennedy, and performing at the St. Petersburg Philharmonia.

Heather has performed as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on eight occasions, and at such halls as the Royal Festival, Queen Elizabeth, Roy Thompson, and the National Arts Centre.
Artists she has worked with include Pinchas Zukerman, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Andrew Davis, and Yan Pascal Tortelier.

A passionate chamber musician, Heather recently won the Cavatina Competition as a member of the Nemesis Trio. Heather completed her studies at McGill University, the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has been taught by such artists as Maxim Vengerov, Zakhar Bron, Pierre Amoyal, Cho-Liang Lin, and Igor Ozim.

Heather performs on a 1780 Vincenzo Panormo violin, kindly on loan from the Harrison Frank Foundation.

Theodore Balkwill began playing the Cello at the age of nine, studying at the Royal College of Music with James Halsey and William Bruce, and later at the Royal Academy of Music with Josephine Knight and David Smith. During this time he performed regularly in masterclasses, with many leading cellists such as Alexander Boyarsky, Mats Lidstrom, Alexander Bailey, Guy Johnston and many others.

As an orchestral musician, Theo has performed under the baton of many esteemed conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Colin Davis, and has toured with orchestras throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Theo has also worked extensively with choirs and smaller groups of singers, touring Europe and the Baltic states, culminating in the world premiere of works by composer Gabriel Jackson.

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