Hear all of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas at Trinity Laban

Respected Russian pianist and Trinity Laban postgraduate student Mikhail Shilyaev is performing all of Beethoven's violin sonatas with internationally acclaimed violinist Boris Brovtysn in a series of three concerts, the first of which is on 9 December at 19.00h in the Peacock Room at Trinity's home - Kings Charles Court in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. In 2007, the duo were awarded second prize at the prestigious International Duo Competition in Lyon.

Mikhail, a former student of the Moscow State Conservatoire and current Trinity Laban Golubovich Scholar, has received numerous awards including the Myra Hess Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Ricci Foundation Award and the Maisie Lewis Award. In 2010 he achieved the bronze award in the prestigious Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition in Lisbon.

Boris has performed with the BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Berliner Rundfunk and the Warsaw Philharmonic since his debut at 6 years old at the Bolshoi Theatre. He won the Tibor Varga Violin Competition in Switzerland in recognition of his musical talent and sympathetic interpretations of Romantic scores and has worked with numerous world class conductors including Neeme Jarvi, Marek Yanovsky, Sir Neville Marriner, Antony Wit, Vassili Sinaisky and Yan Pascal Tortelier.

This promises to be a thrilling evening of superlative performance from two accomplished musicians.

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