Awards for Young Musicians

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Avi Avital: “no boundaries except good taste”

Dateline: 11 December 2014

We have a rather special treat coming up: join us on Sunday 15 February for a musical evening where all money raised will go towards our Ambition 1000 campaign.

Thanks to the generosity of Deutsche Grammophon, solo artists Avi Avital and Ksenija Sidorova, joined by Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari, (all performing without a fee), we are holding a very special musical and supper evening, hosted by Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis, who have kindly opened their home to our guests.

In a programme which The New York Times has described as “revelatory”, through his exciting trio Avi Avital explores the links between classical and folk-music traditions; in original and thought-provoking arrangements for mandolin, accordion and percussion, he captures the atmosphere of early 20th century composers whose curiosity led them to trace their own musical roots and bring traditional melodies into their works. Audiences may expect an evening intermingling folk-inspired ‘classical’ works by Bartok, de Falla and Bloch with traditional Georgian and Bulgarian folk-music emphasising the unique duality of Avital’s approach to music-making: building bridges between traditions.

“Here is a musician who recognises no boundaries except those of good taste, and who has the artistry to persuade listeners to follow him anywhere.” Gramophone Magazine

The evening includes a buffet supper with all drinks. Suggested minimum donation is £45.

To purchase your tickets, please contact [email protected]

The Avi Avital Trio
Sunday 15 February 2015

Avi Avital, mandolin
Ksenija Sidorova, accordion
Itamar Doari, percussion

Venue: QGT, 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace London SW7 5PN
Arrivals/Drinks: 7 pm
Concert:  7.30 pm

The Avi Avital Trio: