Thursday 3 Mar 2016, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Margarita Balanas cello

Vassilis Varvaresos piano

Ligeti Sonata for solo cello

Rachmaninov Cello and Piano Sonata in G minor Op.19

Prize-winning cellist, Margarita Balanas, studied at the Purcell School and is currently an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music. An international soloist and active chamber musician, Balanas comes to the Royal Festival Hall to perform works by Ligeti and Rachmaninov. Ligeti's sonata for solo cello, an unaccompanied affair, reflects the composer's passionate, Eastern European influences, while Rachmaninov's sonata sees cellist and pianist united with equally challenging and intense musical parts.

This concert is part of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Recitals series