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Thursday Lunchtime Concert – violinist Elizaveta Saul/pianist Ana Manastireanu

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

morassi quartet

Join us for a recital of a recent graduate of RCM violinist Elizaveta Saul with a pianist Ana Manastireanu!


Violinist Elizaveta Saul has given recitals throughout the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland,
Belgium, France and Norway, with her UK appearances including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival
Hall and Royal Albert Hall. She holds awards from a number of national and international
competitions and festivals and has participated in master-classes with well-known musicians,
such as Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Markov and Tatiana Samouil. Her concerto engagements
include Croydon Symphony, Guildford Symphony, Chetham’s Symphony and Belarussian
Symphony and Chamber orchestras.
Elizaveta is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music where she completed both her
Bachelor of Music and Master of Performance degrees with Alexander Gilman and Jan Repko,
achieving First Class and Distinction respectively. While at the CM Elizaveta was the Hamilton-
Stewart Scholar supported by the Lydia Napper Award, and had held scholarships from ABRSM,
Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, Help Musicians UK and the Drake Calleja Trust.
As an active chamber music performer she has collaborated with world class musicians such as
Peter Frankl and worked alongside Carducci and Harlem quartets, as well as being a member of
LGT Young Soloists. She has appeared as the leader of RCM Symphony, Opera and Philharmonic
orchestras on numerous occasions and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
Elizaveta is performing on a 1775 Landolfi violin on a generous loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.

Pianist Ana Manastireanu is an increasingly sought-after collaborative pianist, specialising in song
accompaniment and chamber music. She is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Leeds Lieder Young
Artist and a Musicians’ Company Young Artist.
Some of her most recent competition achievements include the Audience Prize in the Somerset
Song Prize, as well as the Accompanist Prize in the ASS Patricia Routledge National English
Song Competition and in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards held at the Wigmore Hall.
She also won the Alasdair Graham Pianist Prize in the RCM Lieder Competition, the First
Prize for Pianists in the RCM Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition and the
Second Prize for Pianists in the RCM Joan Chissell Schumann Competition
Recent performances include collaborations with tenor Mark Padmore CBE and baritone
Roderick Williams OBE, as well as appearances on BBC Radio 3 – In Tune and in the
Aldeburgh Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, North Norfolk Music Festival, Brighton Festival
Lewes Festival of Song and Leeds Lieder Festival.
Ana has recently graduated with an Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano from the Royal
College of Music in London, where she studied with Kathron Sturrock, Simon Leper, Roger Vignoles, Niel Immelman and Leon McCawley.


April 6
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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