A poster advertising the concert with players from the LSO and Sitkovetsky Piano Trio


Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor

Fauré Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op. 15

Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25

The colourful and distinctive musical voice of this exciting international piano quartet draws on the rich cultural and artistic backgrounds of the four musicians. Their multiple languages, nationalities, breadth of experience and specialisms range from historical performance to new music, contribute to their multifaceted and personal performances.

Both Roman and Milena Simovic enjoy illustrious international music careers as soloists, chamber and concerto performers. He is leader of the London Symphony Orchestra and Milena is principal viola with the Ulster Orchestra.
A much sought-after artist, Ukrainian born Roman 's brilliant virtuosity and seemingly inborn musicality, fuelled by a limitless imagination, has taken him throughout all continents performing on many of world's leading stages from the Bolshoi Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory to the Barbican Centre in London. He has been awarded prizes at numerous international competitions among which are: "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer" (Italy), Sion–Valais (Switzerland), Yampolsky Violin Competition (Russia) and the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (Poland), placing him among the foremost violinists of his generation.

Equally at home as a violinist and violist, Serbian Milena Simovic is enjoying an illustrious international career of concerto, recital and chamber music performances in Europe, Asia and America. Currently principal violist with The Ulster Orchestra, she is a former principal viola of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (2017), and was a recording artist of Nigel Kennedy between 2015 and 2017.

David Cohen has established a reputation as one of the most charismatic and exciting young cellists of today. Hailed by critics as "Magnificent" [Gramophone], he is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He studied with the finest cellists of this time and was appointed Principal Cello of both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2021.

Winner of a 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, as well as classical music's bright young star award for 2007 by The Independent, pianist Wu Qian has maintained a busy international career for over a decade. Born in Shanghai, where she received her early training before being invited to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Wu Qian has appeared as soloist in many international venues and is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Trio.

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In the middle of Abbey Dore on the B4347 between Hay on Wye and Pontrillas.

Concerts for Craswall: International Piano Quartet


Dore Abbey, School Lane, Craswall, Abbeydore, Herefordshire, HR2 0AA
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