Rodney Rogers - The Nature of this Whirling Wheel
Charles Martin Loeffler - 2 Rhapsodies
Ian Stewart - Transit of Venus
Christian Biegai - TV Nation - UK premiere
Naomi Sullivan - soprano and alto saxophones
Katya Lazareva - viola
Pavel Timofeyevsky - piano
Yshani Perinpanayagam - piano
Alistair Parnell - sound projection
Katya Lazareva - biography
Katya Lazareva - website
Katya Lazareva was born in Belarus. From 2000, she began to study viola with Prof. L.L. Lastovka and from 2004 was her student at the Belarusian State Academy of Music. Between 2003 and 2007 she won prizes at the E. Kohu Internation Music competition in Chisinau, Moldova and at the International Competition for Strings in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2009 she won 3rd prize with her string quartet at the International Chamber Music competition in Smarghon, Belarus. Katya actively participates in the cultural life of her country and has been performing as a soloist in Belarusian Philarmonic. She was also an exhibitioner of a special presidential fund for the support of youthful talent.
In 2009 she moved to London to pursue her solo and chamber career. Since then, she has given a number of lunchtime solo and chamber recitals at such places as St. John's and St. Peters Church in Notting Hill, St. Alfege Church in Greenwich, All Saints Church in Kingston, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Orangery in Holland Park, Beck Theatre, Bridewell Theatre and at such festivals as The Little Proms and Earl's Court Festival, as well as a number of recitals with the Schnittke String Trio in the Netherlands. She played with Oxford Philomusica, Melos Orchestra, London Art Orchestra and London Arte Chamber orchestra. Additionally, she is a member of various London orchestras, such as I Maestri, with whom she travelled to The Sacred Music Festival on Patmos, Greece, as well as the London Chamber Players, Firebird and Russian Virtuosi of Europe, with whom she toured to South America in 2012. In 2014 she toured to China with LACO orchestra. She has taken part in master-classes with Yuri Bashmet, Yuko Inoue, Yuri Zhislin and worked with conductors, such as Colin Davis, James Gaffigan and James Judd.
She has performed at Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St. John's, Smith Square, St. George's Hannover Square, The Forge, St. Paul's Covent Garden and St. Giles-in-the-Fields. In December 2011 Katya has played solo with I Maestri orchestra, conducted by Krzystof Chorzelski, in St. Mattheus Church.
In 2010 she was generously awarded with a full scholarship by the Guildhall School Trust to study on the Master of Music in Performance Orchestral Training course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with Krzystof Chorzelski, the violist of the Belcea Quartet. In 2011 she was awarded a full 2011/2012 academic year scholarship by the Levelhulme Trust, which allowed to continue \her studies at the Guildhall. In 2012 she received an Anatole Mines & Anthony Elt Award enabling her to pursue further studies at the Royal College of Music, where she became a graduate of the Artist Diploma course in performance led by Yuri Zhislin.
Katya is kindly supported by the Guildhall School Trust, the Levelhulme Trust and the Anatole Mines & Anthony Elt Award. Year 2013 has been productive for Katya apart from graduating Royal College of Music with Artist Diploma, she has launched a CD.
Pavel Timofeyevsky - biography
Pavel Timofeyevsky - website
Naomi Sullivan - biography
Naomi Sullivan - Birmingham Conservatoire website
Naomi Sullivan studied at Chetham's School of Music, the Royal College of Music and Northwestern University, Chicago. She has performed across the UK as part of the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and also for 'Live Music Now!'
In 2009, Naomi co-founded the chamber group 'syzygy', with the aim to promote and perform established contemporary works, alongside new music especially for four saxophones. The quartet has performed across the UK, including at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Purcell Room and Proud in Camden. They recently released a CD "Songs for the Coming Day" with the support of an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK.
Naomi also plays with Flotilla and as part of an international saxophone duo with Masahito Sugihara, which provides opportunity to travel across the USA and Europe giving masterclasses and saxophone duo recitals.
As an orchestral musician, Naomi has performed with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, The Opera Group, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Music Theatre Wales and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked for musical theatre tours including 'Wonderful Town' and 'Chicago'.
Naomi was the artist director the first London Saxophone Festival and the 2015 Birmingham Conservatoire Saxophone Day, where she is Head of Saxophone. She also writes articles for the Sheffield Samizdat.
Yshani Perinpanayagam - biography
Yshani Perinpanayagam - website
As a soloist, song accompanist, chamber musician and orchestral pianist, Yshani Perinpanayagam has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and at events including the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Soundings Platform for Contemporary Music.
Yshani is pianist of the Del Mar Piano Trio and company pianist of Rambert Dance Company. She was assistant Music Director for the Royal Opera House west end transfer of Wind in the Willows, featuring CHROMA ensemble, and for the contemporary circus group Circa at the Barbican Theatre. She also performs with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, most recently during their west end run at the Apollo Theatre.
Yshani was winner of the 10th Yamaha Birmingham Accompanist of the Year Award. She is a Park Lane Group Artist and a Samling Artist. Yshani studied at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under John Barstow, Caroline Palmer and Andrew West. She is now a member of staff at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, teaching Musicianship and Composition.