Pianist Anika Vavic made her performance debut at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in 2003, and as a result, was chosen for the 2003/04 season highly commended “Rising Stars” concert cycle, leading to further performances in some of the world’s most famous concert halls. Together with the Musikverein, the Österreichischer Rundfunk produced a CD of her recital program from the season; Anika’s first release. Her latest disc, featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Prokofiev was released in 2010 to great acclaim.
Anika works regularly with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the MDR Orchestra Leipzig, and performs at festivals such as the ”White Nights” festival in St. Petersburg, the Istanbul Music Festival and Valery Gergiev’s Mikkelli Festival in Finland.
Her upcoming engagements include concerts with the Mariinsky Orchestra in July 2013, her debut performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the BBC Proms and at the Enescu Festival in August 2013 and her return to the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2014.
Flautist Katherine Bryan studied at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and won a full scholarship to study at The Juilliard School in New York. She has been a prize-winner at the Young Concert Artists International Competition in New York and was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition for three consecutive years.
As a soloist she has performed with many of the world’s finest orchestras and is currently in residence with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She has also performed as Guest Principal Flute with the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, Scottish Chamber, Royal Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia, Halle, London Symphony and Swedish Radio Symphony orchestras.
In addition to her performing, she is also a lecturer in flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Following on from the success of her debut solo disc in 2010, which was nominated for an International Classical Music Award, Katherine is set to release a new recording of works by Rouse, Ibert, Martin and Debussy on 20th May 2013, when she will also perform at National Geographic, London. Katherine hopes this release will highlight the excitement and engagement of the flute as a solo instrument, as well as the great array of new repertoire available for flute players.
WildKat PR will be working with Anika and Katherine on their projects and press in the UK and across Europe.
(Written on April 19, 2013 )