Ariana Kashefi and Petr Limonov

August 14, 2024 6:30 PM

Ariana Kashefi and Petr Limonov

August 14, 2024 6:30 PM

Programme:

C. Franck Cello Sonata in A major

S. Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19

Ariana Kashefi, cello
Petr Limonov, piano

Praised for her innate musicianship and captivating stage presence, British-Persian cellist Ariana Kashefi is in high demand as a chamber musician and soloist performing in such venues as the Wigmore Hall, Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin Philharmonie and more. Ariana has a true love and passion for chamber music and regularly performs with many renowned artists. Upcoming performances include collaborations with pianists Bruno Canino and Maksim Stsura – with whom she was awarded the first prize at the 2019 Luigi Nono chamber music competition in Turin, Italy. Though she regularly performs Classical cello repertoire, Ariana is also very keen to perform and explore modern pieces for the cello and expand the cello repertoire. She recently performed a solo cello recital of 21st century music at the South Bank centre, including the premiere of a new solo cello piece ‘From Night’ by Deborah Pritchard, which was written and dedicated to her for the occasion. She is a City Music Foundation Artist and completed her masters at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with professor Frans Helmerson where she graduated with the highest possible mark. She was also awarded the Royal Philharmonic’s societies Julius Isserlis scholarship for instrumental studies abroad and was awarded a Villa Musica scholarship from Rheingau where she was lent a fine Gagliano cello. Ariana is also in high demand as a section principal and has been invited on several occasions as guest principal cello with the Britten Sinfonia, London Chamber Orchestra, RTÉ concert orchestra, West- East Divan orchestra and more.
Winner of Nikolai Rubinstein Piano Competition, pupil of Maria João Pires and Dmitri
Alexeev, award-winning British pianist Petr Limonov is increasingly sought-after both as a
soloist worldwide. His notable solo and concerto appearances include La Roque
d’Antheron festival (broadcast by radio France Musique), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore
Hall, Kolarac Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, a solo recital in
The Duke’s Hall given for His Majesty King Charles III, iTunes Festival, Lerici Music
Festival, TV appearances for BBC Proms Extra, Podium Witteman and broadcasts for
BBC Radio 3. His arrangement of the Auld Lang Syne (from Nicola Benedetti’s
“Homecoming” album, Decca) was performed in the Albert Hall at the BBC Proms. On the
6th of March 2022, Petr conducted an open-air orchestral concert in Trafalgar Square,
London, in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

What you need to know:

This is a one-hour concert without interval followed by full restaurant service. Doors open at 6:00 for drinks and pre-concert snacks, concert starts at 6:30pm. There will be no food service during the performance but drinks and appetisers can be ordered ahead of the concert to be enjoyed through the music. 

Group bookings will be allocated at the same table. If you plan to come in a group, make a single booking or let us know in the comment who you’d like to be seated with and we will do our best to accomodate your request. Single bookers will share tables. 

Standard ticket £25
Restricted view £20