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Evva  & Emma Duo


Evva Mizerska – Cello     Emma Abbate – Piano














    Named the “Rising Star” by prestigious The Strad magazine, cellist Evva Mizerska is a recitalist, chamber musician and teacher.

 

    Born in Poland, she graduated with high distinction from the cello class of Andrzej Zieliński and Piotr Hausenplas at the Frédéric Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Later she completed the PGDip and MMus courses at Trinity College of Music in London, where she studied with Richard Markson.


    Evva has been awarded numerous prizes including: the first prize at the Seventh International Leoš Janáček Competition in Brno together with pianist Katarzyna Glensk (2000), the Vivian Joseph Cello Prize and the Leonard Smith Duo Prize in London (2002), again with Katarzyna Glensk. She also received scholarships from the Dartington Summer Music School (UK), Kronberg Academy (Germany), the Third World Cello Congress in Baltimore (USA). In London, Evva was awarded: the Trinity College of Music full scholarship (2001–4), the Joan Greenfield scholarship (2002 and 2007), the Solti Foundation grant (2005) and the Trinity College of Music Junior Fellowship (2006–7).


    Evva currently lives in London where she is a ‘cello lecturer at Morley College.


   She regularly gives recitals with pianist Emma Abbate. She is highly sought after as a chamber musician and has performed in various prestigious London venues including the Purcell Room (Queen Elizabeth Hall), the Conway Hall, the Fairfield Halls, the Blackheath Halls as well as various other festivals and concert halls across the UK, such as St Georges in Bristol, Cheltenham, Plymouth, Hexham Abbey and Chester Festivals. Abroad, she has appeared in recitals in Austria (the Nola-Salzburg Festival), Brazil, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Poland. Evva has particular interest in Polish and contemporary music. She has commissioned works by contemporary Polish composers and performed them as part of her Junior Fellowship concert series at Trinity College of Music. She also premiered together with her pianist Emma Abbate works by English composers Graham Coatman and Stephen Dodgson and Canadian Piotr Grella Mozejko.

   

    Evva's first two discs, with music by Krzysztof Meyer (recorded with Emma Abbate and Katarzyna Glensk) and Algernon Ashton (with Emma Abbate) received outstanding reviews in magazines such as The Strad, The International Record Review, Fanfare and German Fonoforum. The Meyer's CD has been chosen in the Fanfare one of the five best CDs of the year 2009. Evva's most recent disc with Emma Abbate was also released by Toccata Classics. It features complete cello and piano music by Stephen Dodgson.


    The Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate enjoys a demanding career as a piano accompanist and chamber musician, working with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. She has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Salzburg, Lisbon, Naples, Ischia, and Koscierzyna, and at many prestigious UK venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s, Bristol and at the Aldeburgh Festival, in addition to broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.


    Described as "an amazingly talented pianist" by the leading Italian magazine Musica, Emma is releasing a series of recordings devoted to 20th century Italian vocal chamber music, the latest of which is the world-première Sera d'inverno: Songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti with the critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp for Resonus Classics. She has previously recorded the world-première disc of Shakespeare Sonnets by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the BBC New Generation Artist Ashley Riches also for Resonus Classics, and L’Infinito: a musical journey through 20th century Italian songs with the mezzo-soprano Kamelia Kader, including works by Respighi, Casella, Alfano and Malipiero.


    Emma cultivates an active interest in historical keyboards, and has performed and recorded on a range of original instruments at Finchcocks and Hatchlands. Her latest release is the second volume of Mozart's complete piano duets on period instruments with Julian Perkins for Resonus Classics. This album is the first to be recorded on the newly-formed  Richard Burnett Heritage Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments. Their first volume was described by Early Music Review as "exemplary".


    A keen advocate of contemporary music, Emma has also released two discs devoted to works by Stephen Dodgson for Toccata Classics: world-première recordings of his cello and piano music with Evva Mizerska, and his piano quintets with the Tippett Quartet. The quintets disc has just been named a Musicweb International Recording Of The Year 2017.


   Emma's discography also includes the world-première recording of works for cello and piano by the late-Romantic English composer Algernon Ashton with Evva Mizerska for Toccata Classics. The disc has been highly praised by critics and rated among the ‘Best Finds of 2012’ by Classical Lost and Found. Their previous CD – the world-première recording of complete works for cello and piano by the contemporary Polish composer Krzysztof Meyer – was placed by William Zagorski of the American magazine Fanfare in his “Top 5” of all the CDs published worldwide in 2009.


    Based in London, Emma is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Following her graduation from the S. Pietro a Majella Conservatoire in Naples and an Advanced Diploma from the S. Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome, Emma studied in London with Yonty Solomon. She completed her studies with Geoffrey Pratley as a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, from where she graduated with distinction. She was also awarded an Italian Literature and Culture degree cum laude from the Federico II University in Naples.



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Cello sonata in C major, op. 102 no. 1

Andante - Allegro vivace

Adagio - Tempo d'Andante - Allegro vivace                                                  


Johannes Brahms (1833–1897): Sechs Lieder

In summer fields op. 86 No. 2

Like melodies op. 105 No. 1

Sapphic ode op. 94 No. 4

Lullaby op. 49 No. 4

True love op. 3 No. 1

Lovesong op. 71 No. 5


Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Cello Sonata in D minor, L.135


Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

Sérénade: Modérément animé

Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux



INTERVAL



Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Five Pieces in Folk Style, op. 102


Mit Humor

Langsam

Nicht Schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen

Nicht zu Rasch

Starck und markiert



Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849): Introduction et polonaise brillante in C Major, op. 3



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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Cello sonata in C major, op. 102 no. 1


Andante -- Allegro vivace

Adagio -- Tempo d'Andante -- Allegro vivace                                                                   



Johannes Brahms (1833–1897): Sechs Lieder


In summer fields op. 86 No. 2

Like melodies it floweth op. 105 No. 1

Sapphic Ode op. 94 No. 4

My love is green op. 63 No. 5

True love op. 3 No. 1

Love song op. 71 No. 5



Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Cello Sonata in D minor, L.135


Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

Sérénade: Modérément animé

Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux





INTERVAL



Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Five Pieces in Folk Style, op. 102


Mit Humor

Langsam

Nicht Schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen

Nicht zu Rasch

Starck und markiert




Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849): Introduction et polonaise brillante in C Major, op. 3
















































Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Cello sonata in C major, op. 102 no. 1


Andante -- Allegro vivace

Adagio -- Tempo d'Andante -- Allegro vivace                                                                   



Johannes Brahms (1833–1897): Sechs Lieder


In summer fields op. 86 No. 2

Like melodies it floweth op. 105 No. 1

Sapphic Ode op. 94 No. 4

My love is green op. 63 No. 5

True love op. 3 No. 1

Love song op. 71 No. 5



Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Cello Sonata in D minor, L.135


Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

Sérénade: Modérément animé

Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux





INTERVAL



Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Five Pieces in Folk Style, op. 102


Mit Humor

Langsam

Nicht Schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen

Nicht zu Rasch

Starck und markiert




Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849): Introduction et polonaise brillante in C Major, op. 3