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Transatlantic Voices: Shiry Rashkovsky

Transatlantic Voices: Shiry Rashkovsky

  • Date 11 Feb 2021
  • Time 7.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Category Music and performance

International Concert Series 2020-21

Lauded by The Strad for her ‘beguiling... thrilling and exuberant’ Royal Festival Hall debut, we are honoured to welcome back violist Shiry Rashkovsky to Royal Holloway. Her recent recording of Kate Whitley’s Viola Concerto with Multi-Story Orchestra and Christopher Stark for NMC Records was described as ‘fearless’ in The Guardian and has been featured on BBC Radio 3. She has performed in such venues as the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, and Cadogan Hall, and further afield, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Paris Theatre Champs Elysee, Berlin Philharmonie, among others.

This evening’s recital features works from both sides of the Atlantic, celebrating different forms of expression spanning the past three centuries to today.

This event is brought to you in partnership with 1901 Arts Club.

Event Programme

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979): Sonata
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824): Sicilienne arr. Shiry Rashkovsky

How can I watch it?

Our streamed event can be viewed on this page, or on our dedicated Department of Music YouTube channel for 30-days after premiere (link embedded). 

Your digital programme

We now offer all our viewers free access to your own digital programme, as created by our team of student writers as part of the Concert Management & Artist Personnel Programme at the Department of Music. Scroll through and find out more about our performers featured in this event, the music that is being performed and more:

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Our performers

Lauded by The Strad for her ‘beguiling… thrilling and exuberant’ Royal Festival Hall debut, Shiry Rashkovsky pursues an international and diverse career. Her recent recording of Kate Whitley’s Viola Concerto with the Multi-Story Orchestra and conductor Christopher Stark for NMC Records was described as ‘fearless’ by the Guardian. Read more

Pianist Kumi Matsuo was born in Tokyo, Japan. Winner of the 5th Louisiana International Piano Competition in 2013, she has also won Second Prize at the 75th Music Competition of Japan in 2006, Third Prize at the 22nd Ferrol International Piano Competition in 2008 and First Prize at the 6th Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in 2012. Read more

Further information

Open to all. Our digital events will be premiered at the stated start time and will be available to view for one-month.


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