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Concert: The Solo Violin: Mayah Kadish plays Bach, Pisendel and Berio
May 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmFree, with a retiring collection
A recital of music for solo violin including Bach’s Sonata in G minor (BWV 1001) and the Sonata for violin without bass from Bach’s Dresden contemporary Johann Georg Pisendel. Offered as homage to Bach, Luciano Berio’s 1976 composition Sequenza VIII remains challenging, fresh and radical.
Mayah Kadish was born in Rome in 1988 and grew up in London. She studied for ten years at London’s Junior Royal Academy of Music, and in 2010 graduated from King’s College London in Philosophy. In 2011 she returned to the Royal Academy of Music for a Master’s degree, studying with Remus Azoitei, after which she began studying baroque repertoire in Sicily with Enrico Onofri, and modern repertoire in the Netherlands with Vera Beths. Mayah performs across Europe mainly with baroque and contemporary repertoire, and has performed as soloist, chamber musician and ensemble member in many of London’s most prestigious venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Conway Hall, St Martin in the Fields and LSO St Luke’s. Highlights of her career so far include playing the Telemann triple violin concerto on a European tour with violinists Enrico Onofri and Elicia Silverstein, giving a recital on the Beech-Back Stradivarius at the Ashmolean Museum’s Stradivarius exhibition, working with the London Sinfonietta Academy under George Benjamin, and stealing the solo soprano part in Bach’s cantata BWV 150 on the violin with Stargaze at the Haldern Pop Festival. She is a member of London-based contemporary ensemble X.Y, Berlin-based Stargaze under the direction of André De Ridder, and is a member of the period performance group the Volta Ensemble.
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