Final concert will not be a quartet of the fun

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A QUARTET of international prize-winning musicians will be returning to Swineshead next Friday for the final Windmill Music Studio Concert of the season.

The Mitrea Piano Quartet will be performing at the village hall from 7.30pm.

They consist of Florian Mitrea on piano, Yuka Ishizuka on violin, Glen Donnelly on viola and Dan-Di Wang on cello.

All four are students and graduates of the Royal Academy of music (RAM).

The quartet have won the Harold Craxton Prize and has given several recitals in various venues such as the Southwark Cathedral, the Etchingham Festival 2010 and the RAM Schumann Festival 2010.

They will be playing Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Frank Bridge’s Phantasy for Piano Quartet and Brahm’s Piano Quartet in G minor.

Florian Mitrea, born in Bucharest, Romania, has been studying piano since the age of six under professor Gabriela Enescu before going on to the Royal Academy of Music where he is now in his third year.

He has won the Vienna International Piano Competition - Panmusica in Austria 2010, the Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition in 2010 and several internal RAM competitions.

Glen Donnelly, from Australia, started learning the violin at the age of eight and the viola at the age of 14.

He had received two Australian music diplomas by the age of 16 and is also the youngest ever to receive a prestigious Australian diploma at the age of 15.

Glen has performed as soloist at venues including the Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall and others across Europe.

Dan-Di Wang, from China, has appeared in famous concert halls in London and has given concerts across the UK, Shang Hai, South Korea and Spain.

She graduated with first class honours at the RAM and has performed at several of the academy’s music festivals.

Japanese violinist Yuka Ishikuza holds a Bachelor of Music from the RAM, receiving the highest violin exam mark ever.

She has been awarded the Lady Theodore Holland Prize and the Roth Prize.

She has appeared in several festivals and has won numerous awards.

Tickets £12, children free.

To book call 01205 820246.