A lunchtime concert by Carolina Blaskovic and Sten Heinoja on Tuesday 22nd March at 1.10pm
Sonate posthume for Violin and Piano, by Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, by César Franck (1822–1890)
- Allegretto ben moderato
- Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben moderato — Molto lento
- Allegretto poco mosso (A major)
Violinist Carolina Blaskovic was born into a musical family and graduated from the Royal College of Music, London.
From an early age, Carolina won numerous awards in national and international competitions. In 2017, she won first prize at American Protégé International Piano and String Competition and in 2019 she was invited to participate in the Vietnam International Competition for Violin and Chamber Music and at Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition.
As a soloist, she maintains a busy life performing at venues throughout the UK and internationally. In 2016, she was invited to perform Elgar’s Violin Sonata at the Rector’s Palace (Dubrovnik). As an active chamber musician, she recently performed Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the Royal College of Music. She is a passionate performer of music for duo violin and piano.
Carolina has performed in masterclasses for internationally renowned musicians including Victor Tretiakov, Natalia Likhopoi, Alina Ibragimova, Anna Kandinskaya, Vasko Vassilev, Goran Koncar, Adam Korniszewski and Michael Vaiman.
Sten Heinoja is one of the most promising young artists of his generation. He started his musical studies in the Tallinn Music High School under the tuition of Marju Roots. He continued his studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Prof Ivari Ilja, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor degree in 2015. He then moved to the Royal College of Music, London, with a full scholarship to do a Masters under Prof Vanessa Latarche.
Sten has successfully performed at several competitions in his homeland of Estonia, as well as abroad. In 2014, Sten won the 8th Estonian Piano Competition. In 2016, Sten won Klassikatähed 2016 – a large competition that is similar to BBC Young Musician of the Year. In 2018, he won the Kendall Taylor Beethoven competition held in London. Sten performs all over Europe, and indeed the world, and regularly returns to the US, China, Israel, India, Canada and Turkey. In March 2018, Sten was selected to participate in a prestigious piano competition Honens 2018 in New York and Calgary.
Sten performs regularly as part of different chamber groups, both as a soloist and as an accompanist.
Chichester Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.
In line with our hopes to keep everyone safe and well, we will be maintaining socially distanced seating until further notice. As such, with the subsequent reduced capacity, we ask that audiences book their places in advance through Ticketsource. We will have a list of names that have booked on the door: you do not need to bring the tickets with you.