Early Spring Concert

The CinC Ensemble

Jiafeng Chenviolin
Naomi Wattscello
Dina Duisen - piano  

Piano Trio in Eb major - Franz Schubert
Piano Trio in B major - Johannes Brahms

The programme consists of two of the most beautiful compositions written for piano trio.  Played by these internationally acclaimed musicians, this will be a heart-warming evening with beautiful melodies and dramatic intensity throughout.

Violinist,  Jiafeng Chen was hailed in the English press as not only technically brilliant but also subtle, deeply felt and astonishingly mature.       
He was a top prize winner in several major violin competitions including the International Competition for Young Violinists K. Lipinski and H. Wieniawski in Lublin, The Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition in Cardiff and was awarded the Paganini Prize at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition.

Jiafeng has been a concerto soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera National de Nancy, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and the Philharmonia Orchestra. 
He runs international courses for talented violinists, teaches at the Chethams School of Music, Royal College of Music and the Birmingham Conservatoire and plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin (Naples, 1751) kindly on loan from a generous group of owners.

Cellist Naomi Watts tours the world as a full member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and also plays principal cello for the RPO Concert Orchestra. Recent trips have taken her to Dubai, Japan and Italy and a tour of the the United States in January. 
Naomi is passionate about chamber music and has taken part in Festivals in Sweden, Switzerland, France and at IMS Prussia Cove with the Bernadel Quartet and has played recitals of chamber music at the Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall. As principal cello with the CinC Chamber Ensemble she performs concertos and collaborates with family, friends and colleagues in many chamber-music projects.
She also enjoys working for the RPO’s education outreach programme helping to deliver workshops in a huge variety of schools/centres throughout the country. 

Naomi is currently planning a very exciting 8 month sabatical from the RPO where she will be exploring cello techniques using a loop pedal, using cello to compliment her yoga teaching, doing intensive studying preparing for solo recitals and travelling to Norway,  Canada and India.

When not playing the cello, Naomi enjoys continuing attempts to learn Portuguese and Brazilian dance, as well as being a fully qualified yoga teacher.

Kazakh-British pianist Dina Duisen was born into a family of musicians in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She studied there and in the USA (Artist Diploma) before completing a Master of Arts Degree in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music and graduating with distinction. She is a major prize-winner at many piano competitions, including the 29th International Piano Competition in Senigallia, the Shabyt International Competition, the National Competition of Kazakhstan and the International Musician of the 21st Century Competition. Dina has also participated in a number of international music festivals in Europe, the USA and Asia, including IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses and Open Chamber Music, Rome Music Festival and the Oxford International Piano Festival.
She has released her solo debut album, ‘Mazurkas from Chopin to Adès’,  which was recorded at Kings Place with the Grammy-award winning producer Andrew Keener.

Saturday 17th February 2024 - 7.30pm
Box Office and bar open from 6.45pm

£22.00 Adult
£20.00 Concessions (over 60)
£16.00 Students (16-24 years)
Under 16s Free
St Andrew's Church
Albert Road