Exploring late 19th and early 20th-century French repertoire, Anna and Julia soar through the seasons in a wonderful array of chamber music for solo violin and piano with their new album ‘Les Saisons Françaises’. Recorded at the oldest professional recording studio in St Petersburg, ‘Les Saisons Françises’ features works by Debussy, Boulanger, Ravel and both the original and rewritten versions of the last movement of Poulenc’s last sonata for violin and piano.
Born in St Petersburg, Anna holds a Doctoral Bursary at RCM, where her research explores the artistic legacies of Mathieu Crickboom. Currently, Anna lives in the UK and performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed concertos with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the City, Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, Dinu Lipatti Philharmonic in Romania, amongst others. She has also performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room, Embassy of Russia in the Uk, Birmingham Symphony and Birmingham Town Hall. As a member of London Contemporary Orchestra, she has recorded tracks and performed with artists including Beck, Frank Ocean, Goldfrapp, Donovan, Jimmy Page, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead.
Julia is a Russian pianist and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Julia leads a busy performing career as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Julia has also been a permanent feature of the annual Pushkin in Britain Festival since 2011, which has led to her performing at the Russian Embassy in London as well as many other venues.
Welcome Anna and Julia!