A POPULAR pianist will be returning to Swineshead to perform a duet with a cellist on Friday.
Florian Mitrea will be performing with Alexander Rolton at the village hall from 7.30pm as part of this year’s Windmill Studio Concerts season.
The two winners of the Willfred Parry prize awarded by the Royal Academy of Music, London (RAM), where they are studying, will perform pieces by Scarlatti, Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt and Brahms.
Romanian Florian started has studied under Flavia Moldovan and at the George Enescu High School.
He has won a number of distinctions including the first prize in the National Music Olympics (three years consecutively), the grand prize in the Ada Ulubeanu Competition and the third prize in the Jeunesses Musicales Competition.
He was also the overall winner of The Vienna International Piano Competition – Panmusica Austria 2010, the Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2010 and Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2011.
His future engagements include Beethoven – Choral Fantasy in South Korea, Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in Kew, South London along with several solo recitals.
Alex Rolton is currently a student at the RAM where he studies cello with Felix Schmidt.
At the Academy Alex has won prizes in the Solo Bach Competition, the Florence Hooten Concerto Competition with Elgar’s Cello Concerto and the Douglas Cameron Prize.
As an orchestral cellist Alex has played in nearly every major concert venue in the UK and worked with many of the words leading conductors.
Last summer he appeared for the fifth time on the BBC Proms, this time with the Artesian String Quartet playing a work by South African minimalist composer Kevin Volans.
He has also toured with the Quartet to Istanbul and then to Vienna with the Orphius Symphonia.
Admission is £12 adult, children free.
For more information call 01205 820246.