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Concert featuring 269-year-old violin coming to Preston

Posted on - 15th January, 2019 - 2:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
Boris Bizjak and Lana Trotovšek Pic: Marco Borggreve
Boris Bizjak and Lana Trotovšek Pic: Marco Borggreve

A free concert at UCLan will mark the opening of the Russian-British Year of Music 2019.

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Three internationally-renowned musicians will play works by the likes of Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Hoffmeister, Alfred Schnittke, Beethoven and Edison Denisov.

One of the musicians, Lana Trotovšek, plays a Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin that was made in 1750.

Also performing are Boris Bizjak, one of the world’s most versatile flautists, and Dr Elena Artamonova, a violist who has performed at prestigious venues in countries including Switzerland, South Korea and the USA.

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The performances will be followed by a Q&A session.

UCLan’s Dr Olga Tabachnikova, Reader in Russian and Subject Leader for Russian Studies, said: “This promises to be a truly memorable event with musical pieces being delivered by a trio of world-renowned performers.

“The concert is a fitting way to launch the Russian-British Year of Music 2019, and is free and open to all – no tickets needed, just turn up on the day.”

The concert will take place at UCLan’s Adelphi Building Lecture Theatre (ABTVI) on Wednesday 16 January from 3.30pm to 5pm.

Will you be going to the concert? Let us know in the comments below.


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