CANCELLED: Svyati Duo Concert: Cello and Organ
September 28, 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Due to international travel issues, this concert has been cancelled.
About Svyati Duo: Since forming Svyati Duo in 2009 under the patronage of Sir John Tavener, Rebecca Hepplewhite and Julian Collings have gained international critical acclaim for their concert performances and recordings. Their concert engagements continue to take them throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, with performances in major venues including St Paul's Cathedral, Tokyo University and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Rebecca and Julian maintain a diverse and exciting repertoire, from Baroque sonatas through to romantic and contemporary works, and they are committed to performing music that displays the beauty and diversity of their unique instrumental combination. Through their tireless search for repertoire they have discovered many unjustly neglected masterpieces, a number of which they have now recorded for Regent Records. They are also passionately committed to contemporary music and have commissioned many new works from leading composers.
About Rebecca Hepplewhite: Rebecca performs extensively throughout the UK and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician. Born in Yorkshire, she studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2005 with first-class honours and a graduation prize. Her teachers have included Hannah Roberts, David Smith, and Jennifer Ward-Clarke (baroque cello). Rebecca has since appeared in numerous international chamber music festivals and concert series’ at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room and Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and is in continuing demand to perform many of the major cello concerto works across Europe. In addition to her schedule with Svyati Duo, Rebecca regularly plays with a number of distinguished chamber ensembles, with whom she has been the recipient of numerous awards, and has appeared as a featured artist for the Park Lane Group, Concordia Foundation, Indaba New Music Festival (South Africa) and the Tunnell Trust.
About Julian Collings: Julian was educated as an organ scholar at Tonbridge School in Kent, before winning an organ scholarship to Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1999 where his teachers included Thomas Trotter and David Sanger. He is currently Organist and Director of Music at St Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate in London, a post which he combines with a busy international concert schedule. Much in demand as both an organist and conductor, Julian appears throughout Europe and further afield with a number of prestigious choral ensembles. Recent appearances have included Lincoln Cathedral and York Minster in addition to concert tours in Spain, France, Germany, Estonia, Hong Kong and the USA. He has a number of critically acclaimed recordings to his name and has appeared on numerous occasions for BBC radio and television.