The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers. We are delighted to be able to provide a showcase for some of their most talented students in our Gallery Live venue space.
The show on 9 October explores the sounds of cello from Jobine Siekman and piano from Maria Kustas...
Dutch cellist Jobine Siekman is quickly building her career as an exceptional chamber musician and soloist. She has won prizes both as a soloist (National Cello Competition of Cellobiennale Amsterdam 2016) and with ensembles including the Alkyona Quartet and the Chloé Trio. In 2017 she graduated from the Royal College of Music with first class honours with professor Melissa Phelps. Currently she continues to study there with professor Richard Lester as the Irene Hanson Scholar supported by the Royal College of Music for her Masters of Performance degree
Prizewinner of national and international competitions including the Piano Campus international piano competition in France, the Delia Steinberg international piano competition in Spain and the Tunbridge Wells international competition, pianist Maria Kustas has performed across Europe, Russia and Asia. In 2007, Maria performed with the Moscow chamber orchestra “The Seasons”. She has taken part in festivals including the International Festival ‘Paris: City of Light’, the Mayfield Festival, and the Saint-Savin festival in France.
The show on 21 November exlores the sounds of saxophone from Manu Brazo and piano from Prajna Indrawati...
Spanish saxophonisht Manu Brazo has recently performed with pianist Bryan Evans MBE as the opening act for Sir Cliff Richard at Greenwich Music Time festival in front of more than 7500 people. Manu also opened at the Official Downton Abbey Live Concert at the Highclere Castle for more than 4000 people. He was selected as one of the Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists and in 2018 was appointed as a BBC Introducing Artist with a performance on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
Indonesian pianist Prajna Indrawati obtained her Master of Performance degree in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music under tutelage of a world distinguished piano accompanist Roger Vignoles, Kathron Sturrock, and Simon Lepper. Accompanying singers, she has performed in few places in London, such as Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Festival Hall-Southbank and in “Brahms and his poet” book’s launching by Natasha Loges at Royal College of Music.
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