Doors open at 7.30pm
Image: Ivana Gavrić, photo: Dave Stapleton
Haydn: Piano Sonata in F major Hob.XVI:23
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor D784
Ravel: Une barque sur l’Ocean; Alborado del gracioso (from Miroirs)
Janàcek: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, ‘From the Street’
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Four Lyric Pieces (homages to Haydn, Schubert, Janàcek and Ravel)
About Ivana Gavrić
British pianist Ivana Gavrić has attracted considerable praise for her interpretations of Janacek, Liszt, Schubert, and more recently Grieg. She created a sensation with her debut disc In the mists, winning BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year for ‘playing of an altogether extraordinary calibre’. Last year, she released her fourth album ‘Chopin’ on Edition Records, which was Classic FM’s CD of the week, and described by Gramophone as ‘stylish readings.’
Ivana has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Trondheim Soloists and Aurora Orchestra. She has collaborated with conductors including Rafael Payare, Nicholas Collon, Christian Kluxen and Ben Gernon. Following her US solo debut, the Washington Post described Ivana’s playing as ‘impressive, insightful… a ravishing performance’. Ivana has been heard on the major concert platforms including The Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, KKL Lucerne, Gilmore Festival Rising Star Series, as well as across China, in Canada and Japan.
Also a dedicated chamber musician, Ivana performed with violinist Maxim Vengerov as part of Live Music Now, the outreach scheme established by the late Lord Menuhin. She has partnered colleagues on the concert platform in festivals in the UK and Europe, taken part in the IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music Sessions and is an alumna of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. Outside the concert hall she is featured playing Chopin and Beethoven in BBC2’s adaptation of The Line of Beauty, and Bach in Anthony Minghella’s film Breaking and Entering.
Born into a musical family in Sarajevo, and raised in the UK, Ivana studied at the University of Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music. Her teachers include Niel Immelman, Peter Bithell and James Gibb. Additionally, Ivana has had the opportunity to study with esteemed musicians such as Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Dmitry Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Stephen Kovacevich and Leif Ove Andsnes. Ivana is indebted to the support of many trusts, including the hibou Stiftung, the Frankopan Fund (Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts), the MBF, The Solti Foundation, The Nicholas Boas Trust, The Richard Carne Trust and the RVW Trust. Ivana is proud to be an Ambassador for the charity ‘Music Action International’.
Future performances include concerts at the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Royal Albert Hall and the Zurich Opera House.