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Concert: The Epstein Duo
Saturday 27th April 2013. 19.30
In aid of Leukaemia Research
Ticket Information: £15.00 Tel: 01983 740609
Ori Epstein (cello and viola) Omri Epstein (keyboards).
The Epstein Duo
|Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40||Dmitri Shostakovich|
|Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69||Ludwig van Beethoven|
|"Hungarian Rhapsody" Op. 68||David Popper|
Born in Tel-Aviv in 1993, Ori began his cello studies at the age of 6 at the Israeli Conservatory. In 2002, Ori and his family moved to the UK where he studies at the Purcell School with Pal Banda. In July 2005, Ori won the Three Rivers Young Musician of the Year MultiInstrumental Competition and became the youngest winner to have won this competition. He later on performed the Haydn Cello Concerto in C with his School's Sinfonia Orchestra.
Ori has had lessons and master classes with Ralph Kirshbaum, Mischa Maisky and Bernard Greenhouse, among many others. Recently, Ori traveled to Budapest to study the Dvorak Cello Concerto with Miklos Perenyi. Ori has attended courses around Europe and is a regular participant of the Kronberg Cello Festival. Impressed with his playing at the Kronberg Cello Festival, Bernard Greenhouse invited Ori for an intensive period of private studies at his US home in spring 2009. During the summer of 2010, Ori was awarded the Diploma of Merit by the prestigious Academia Musicale Chigiana, Siena. There he performed in numerous venues including the famous Palazzo Chigi Saracini. In September 2010, Ori began studying with renowned cellist, Antonio Meneses at the Bern University of Arts. In October, Ori performed a solo recital in London’s Wigmore Hall.
Ori is a prize winner at the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists Competition 2008 and 2009. Most recently, he won the third prize at the Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Croatia. In 2011, Ori was invited to give concerts in the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, Denmark and Switzerland. Ori is the recipient of the MBF Jeffrey Shaw Award and is also supported by the John S. Cohen and the Morris Leigh Foundations. Apart from his solo concerts Ori regularly performs with the Epstein Trio, which includes his brother Omri (24, piano) and sister Shira (21, violin).
Omri Epstein was born in Israel in 1986. Showing great promise from an early age, he commenced his piano studies at the age of 7 with Sarah Tal at the Israeli Conservatory in Tel Aviv and has been performing regularly since, both solo and chamber music. Omri won the Israeli Conservatory junior and senior piano competitions and was a recipient of the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship. Subsequently he has given concerts in France, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, UK and the USA. In September 2002 he moved with his family to the U.K. and was accepted to study at the Purcell School with Ronald Smith.
In the UK he went on to win further prizes in competitions. Having won the Purcell School concerto competition, Omri performed Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 conducted by Damian Iorio at the Royal College of Music. He also played with the Israeli Symphony Orchestra and broadcast on Israeli radio. His concerts took place in such halls as the Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury), Chateau de Versailles (France), Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall among others.As well as participating in international solo and chamber music courses in Belgium, USA and IMS Prussia Cove, Omri has also attended master classes given by distinguished artists such as Alexander Satz, Cecile Ousset, Murray Perahia and Itzhak Perlman. Having won a full scholarship, Omri studied and graduated from the Royal College of Music and also completed an exchange programme with the Universität der Künste in Berlin. His teachers included Ruth Nye, Rainer Becker and Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
In addition to his solo concerts, Omri holds a busy schedule of performances with his family trio, giving concerts around the UK. Most recently he has won the 2nd Prize at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition.In 2010, Omri was accepted at the Royal Academy of Music on the MA postgraduate course. He is currently working with Sulamita Aronovsky.