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6th Concert of the International Music Cycle
Piano and Violin Duo
Anja Jamšek, piano
Min Young Bae, klavir
C. Franck: Violin Sonata in A-major
J. Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Anja Jamšek is a violinist who lives and works in London, where she also studies at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under renowned soloist and professor Lana Trotovšek. Anja is a young soloist, chamber musician and established orchestral musician who has won numerous national and international competitions and performs at venues across Europe. She won third and first prizes at competitions in Valsesia, Milan and Legnano in 2011, first prize at the chamber ensembles competition in Belgrade in 2013, and reached the final of the international Vera Kantrovich Solo Bach Competition in London in 2017. In recent seasons, Anja has made successful appearances at the international Muzika na žici festival in Sarajevo and was soloist at the Slovenska Filharmonija in Ljubljana (Fauré’s Requiem with the Academy ensemble) in 2015. She made her solo debut in Berlin the following year with a performance, alongside Ljubljana Baroque Orchestra, of Vivaldi’s ‘L’inverno’ violin concerto. She is an active concert pianist in London, and is also well-known to British audiences as a soloist, having appeared at, among other venues, St James’s Piccadilly, St Olave Hart Street, the Polish Hearth Club, Powderham Castle, Faversham Assembly Rooms, St George’s Beckenham, Blackheath Halls (as part of the ‘Friends of Blackheath Halls’ season) and the Old Royal Naval College Chapel. At Trinity, she leads concert projects on a regular basis. Anja is a recipient of a prestigious Ofenheim Charitable Trust scholarship, and her studies are also supported by members of the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust.
Min Young Bae, from South Korea, began to play the piano when she was seven. In 2002 she moved to the UK and shortly after, in 2005, she joined the Yehudi Menuhin School studying with Professor Ruth Nye. While there, took part in several concerts at Bradford Cathedral, the Swiss Ambassador’s Residence Fairfield Halls, Finchley Arts Depot, Stationers Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Music in Beaulieu and Wigmore Hall. She has performed with members of the Schubert Ensemble in a concert for the Stoke D’abernon Festival 2006, and in 2008 and 2009 she was chosen as part of a group from the school for a tour of Scotland. She also performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 14 with the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra at the National Gallery. In 2010 Min Young gained a place at the Royal College of Music in London as a scholar, where she studied the piano with Professor Ruth Nye and graduated in 2014. She has since begun her postgraduate study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as a scholar, receiving the Trinity Laban Award and studying with Deniz Gelenbe. Min Young has taken parts in piano festivals and concerts in venues such as Steinway Hall, St James’s Piccadilly, and St Alfege Church. She has gained several awards including the Joy Evers Cup in music and the DEME award from the South England Conference. A prize at the Jellinek Awards led to a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 3 with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra. Min Young has participated in several competitions, and recently reached the semi-final of the 8th Adilia Alieva international competition in Gaillard, France, and won 3rd prize in the 10th International Competition in Padova, Italy. In 2015 She was one of the semi-finalist at the Jacques Samuel Piano Competition. In 2017 She was awarded 2nd Prize for the Universal Harmony Piano Competition in South Korea.