1st October: Lunchtime Concert – Sirius Chau & Irena Radić (Flute & Piano)

Our autumn season of concerts continues with a duo concert by flautist Sirius Chau, who will be making his St John’s début, and pianist Irena Radić, who last performed for us at a solo concert in May 2018. They’ll be playing a varied programme, with works from C P E Bach (Geman), Kuhlau (Danish), Casella (Italian) and Isang Yun (Korean/German)

As ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from the pop-up café team offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.

About Sirius:

Hong Kong flautist Sirius Chau was named the Musicus Society’s Young Artist, Tillett Trust’s Young Artist and Manchester Mid-day Concerts Series’ Artist in 2018/19 season. Recent highlights have included receiving the Tagore Gold Medal from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Scholarship, working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera Orchestra and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, solo debuts at the Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall, as well as competing in the Carl Nielsen International Competition. He won the Best Performance Award at Hamamatsu International Festival and first prize at the Magalif’s International Competition, Eastbourne Soloist Competition, Westbourne Orchestra Competition and RCM competitions. Sirius studied at the Royal College of Music in London for an Artist Diploma in Performance and Master of Music with Distinction, generously supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and Drake Calleja Trust.

More info at: www.siriuschau.com

About Irena:

British pianist Irena Radić is an avid soloist and chamber musician, and is currently studying with Dina Parakhina for her Master of Performance degree as a Cotes-Burgan scholar at the Royal College of Music, London. As a recipient of the John Mortimer Award, Irena is a Philharmonia MMSF Piano Fellow 2018-19. She is also generously supported by the St Marylebone Educational Foundation, the Countess of Munster Trust, the Hilda Martindale Educational Foundation and is a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder. She holds a First Class Bachelor of Music degree from the RCM, having studied with Niel Immelman. Whilst a student at the RCM’s Junior Department, Irena was generously supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation and the Else and Leonard Cross Charitable Trust. She was a finalist in the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition 2018, and won second prize in the RCM’s Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition 2018.

More info at: www.irenaradicpiano.com