We are happy to announce the latest of our monthly 'Musical Moments'. These concerts take place on the first Monday of every month and are followed by a buffet with wine. This month we welcome Emma Arizza, violin and Stefano Marzanni, piano.
The ‘Musical Moments’ concerts have been made possible by the very kind cooperation of The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. We are very privileged in being able to present these young, highly talented musicians who are already making their mark in the music world.
W A Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Violin Sonata No 18 in G major, K301
I. Allegro con Spirito
Sibelius (1865 – 1957)
Sonatina in E major, Op 80
I. Lento - Allegro
III. Lento - Allegretto
Henryk Wieniawski (1835 – 1880)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op 15
Winner of the Musicians' Company Award 2019, Emma Arizza has established a fine career as a concert violinist. A native of Como, Italy, Emma regularly performs throughout her home country and the UK, as a soloist and in various ensembles. She is currently based in London having recently graduated from the Royal College of Music with distinction.
Ever since her debut in Romania at the age of 16 with the Orchestra of Bacau playing the Sibelius concerto, Emma’s performances have taken her across Europe, with concerts in France, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Performances have taken Emma to the Estense Hall (Varese), Ateneu hall (Bacau), as soloist with the Mihail Jora Philarmonic Orchestra (Bacau) and Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory), Sale Apollinee at La Fenice Theatre (Venice), Palazzo Pitti (Florence), Teatro Sociale (Como), Zandonai Theatre (Rovereto), Auditorium Gaber and Sala Verdi (Milan), St. James’s Piccadilly, the Russian Cultural Centre, and many other venues in London, and has attended masterclasses with the likes of Sergej Krylov, Zakhar Bron (Sommer Academie Salzburg Mozarteum) and the Tchaikovsky Trio.
Emma has won numerous national and international competitions in Italy, as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, including the Rassegna Castrocaro Classica, one of the highest Italian prizes, at which she was also awarded the Audience Prize. Awards to date also include the Biennial Violin Competition Vittorio Veneto (Special Prize for talent and excellence), the European Moncalieri Competition - Violin and Orchestra, and the Bellagio and Como Lake Festival International Competition. She was also awarded ‘Best Graduate’ at the Franz Terraneo Prize, at Como.
As artist in residence for the Fondazione La Società dei Concerti di Milano season 2018/2019, Emma performed for the Associazione Musica con le Ali, and as soloist in the CIDIM Israel tour "Suono italiano 2019" and in the CIDIM "Nuove carriere" 2020. She recently performed for Emilia Romagna Festival as summer artist 2020.
After an invitation to become a Yeoman of the Musicians’ Company, she will join their five-year Young Artist Program, and has also been awarded the full Gladys Bratton Scholarship and Alan Niekirk Scholarship for Masters studies at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She is also supported by the Tillett Trust.
Emma continues her studies with the celebrated Mayumi Fujikawa, and plays on a precious old Italian violin by Francesco Guadagnini (1927) and Marcello Villa.
Pianist and keyboard player Stefano Marzanni has performed regularly across the world, and received his masters in piano performance from the Royal College of Music, studying under Dina Parakhina.
Stefano is active as jazz and pop musician, and his collaborations have included participation in projects such as Egyptian Jazz with singer Ahmed Harfoush. This intensive collaboration has led him to perform around the world, touring prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Dubai Opera House, the Carlton Hotel for the MIPIM exhibition in Cannes and for the EFG London jazz festival 2019.
Together with Italian singer Elena Lorenzi, Stefano has been performing an original show “Cabaret Beyond Borders” which includes music from French, German and Russian cabaret. It was performed at important venues in London, such as the Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel in Piccadilly and the Jazz room at the Bull’s Head in Barnes.
With Italian violinist Emma Arizza, Stefano recently debut his own arrangement of Monti’s Czardas at the Royal Albert Hall, opening the evening match of Tennis Championship ATP 2019.