Hidden Gems
29th June 2022
7:30 pm
St Mary Le Strand
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The idea of this concert series «Hidden Gems» derived from the stature of St Mary Le Strand itself. Right in the heart of the city’s most vibrant district, it is still quite hidden and surprisingly lesser-known than it should be. Violinist Anna Ovsyanikova, who has a personal connection with the church, regularly performs as soloist and recitalist as well as an orchestral musician, working with orchestras such as Royal Opera House and BBC Concert Orchestra. She is also doing a PhD at the Royal College of Music, where she’s researching the legacy of a virtually unknown composer Mathieu Crickboom. Together with her colleagues – all freelance London musicians working with leading orchestras – she brings a unique programme of unusual but brilliant classical music pieces, hidden gems, together with some well-loved music. There is music by Ukrainian composer Skoryk, Georgian composer Otar Taktakishvili, Chopin and Liszt, unknown Belgian composer Crickboom and female composer Mel Bonis. Programme also includes some innovative arrangements made by performers themselves of Shostakovich’s 5 pieces for two violins, Clara Schumann’s romances arranged for flute and piano and an Ukrainian folk song “Verbovaya Doschechka”.



Anna Ovsyanikova – Violin
Anna Kondrashina – Flute
Tatiana Chernyshova – Cello
Pavel Timofeyevsky – Piano
Elena Kiseleva – Piano



Pavel Timofeyevsky – Verbovaya Doschechka (arr. Ukrainian folk song)
Clara Schumann – 3 Romances, Op. 22 (arr. by Timofeyevsky/Kondrashina)
Mel Bonis – Les Gitanos
Mel Bonis – Soir et Matin
Mathieu Crickboom – Esquisses, Op.1
Franz Liszt – Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto, S.434
~ Interval ~
Otar Taktakishvili – Flute Sonata in C major
Ronald Stevenson – Peter Grimes Fantasy on themes from Britten
Myroslav Skoryk – The High Pass: Melody in A minor
Franz Liszt – Impromptu in F sharp minor ‘Nocturne’, S.191
Frédéric Chopin – Waltz no.10 in B minor, Op.69, No.2
Frédéric Chopin – Waltz no.1 in E flat major ‘Grande valse brillante’, Op.18
Dmitry Shostakovich – 5 pieces for two violins and piano (version for flute, violin and piano)