February 23rd 2013 Concert £7 (£9)
Anna Curzon ~ violin
Gregory Drott ~ piano
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Buckinghamshire-born violinist Anna Curzon is a scholar and prize-winner at London's Royal Academy of Music. Recipient of the Seary Trust scholarship, Anna studies both modern and baroque violin with Richard Deakin and Nicolette Moonen respectively. Winner of the Mica Comberti Prize for Solo Bach at the RAM in 2012, Anna has performed as a soloist at the Wigmore Hall, and on behalf of the Royal Academy at Southwark Cathedral. A versatile player, Anna plays with a variety of ensembles in the UK and abroad including the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the European Union Baroque Orchestra, the Wallfisch Band, and newly established Musica Poetica London, with whom she led Hampstead Garden Opera's production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte earlier this year.
At the Academy, Anna has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, Peter Schrier, Trevor Pinnock and John Adams in a variety of ensembles and concerts, including the prestigious Bach Cantata series and the elite contemporary orchestra the Manson Ensemble, with whom she recently recorded an album of Frank Zappa's music. Anna holds a first class honours degree in Music from Nottingham University. During her time there Anna was co-conductor of the University Sinfonia, leader of the University Philharmonia, and a choral scholar at St Barnabas Cathedral.

Gregory Drott spent a 'gap year' at the Royal College of Music, and then was Organ Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge. As well as the BA, he obtained the MusB and MPhil degrees in Musicology while serving as Assisting Organist to the Choir of King's College Cambridge, and Acting Director of Music in Chapel at Pembroke. He is presently completing his studies as a piano accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music, supported by the Leverhulme and Countess of Munster Trusts. His other musical interests include jazz, improvisation and composing.

Programme to include
Violin Sonatina in G minor, D. 408 Schubert
Sonata for violin and piano in G minor Debussy
Sonata for violin and piano in E minor, Op. 82 Elgar