An Evening of Music and Art at Leith Hill Place

Join us on Saturday 1 July at 6.30pm for a fascinating and enjoyable evening of music and art.

The evening's programme will include works by Vaughan Williams, Bridge, Kodaly and Prokofiev, as well as a talk on the history of English landscape paintings. Ukrainian cellist Jaroslava Trofymchuk and Georgian pianist, Luka Okros, both studying at the Royal College of Music, will be performing, and they will be joined by renowned artist, Jo Lewis.

This enchanting evening of music and art will run from 6:30pm until 8:00pm on Saturday, 1 July. The musical programme will be complemented by an informative talk on the history of English landscape paintings.

Artist, Jo Lewis, trained at Edinburgh University, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Valence, France. Based in London Jo works as a freelance gallery educator and artist teacher, mainly at the National Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Ukrainian cellist Yaroslava Trofymchuk is currently studying at the Royal College of Music with Professors Natalie Clein and Alexander Chaushian. She has been laureate of many competitions held around the world, including the Lysenko IV International Competition in Kiev, where she also won a special prize – a bow created by modern luthier, V.Gontar, and a cello by French luthier, Charles Jacqueau for ‘Best Performer’.

Most recently Yaroslava was awarded the Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF String Fellowship and London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme that gives her an opportunity to work with these renowned orchestras as a part of her training programme. She has also participated in a number of International youth orchestras, such as the Gustav Mahler Jugendochester and I, Culture Orchestra among others. Yaroslava plays John Betts' cello, kindly offered to her by the Royal College of Music.

Award-winning pianist Luka Okros was born in 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2004, he moved to Moscow, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the tutelage of Sergei Dorensky.  In 2013, he was awarded a full scholarship for a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music where he stidied with Norma Fisher.

At the age of 18, he made his US debut at the Carnegie Hall.  He has given concerts in many of the world’s most famous halls, including the Wigmore Hall, the Cadogan Hall and the Elgar Room at London's Royal Albert Hall, the Salle Cortot and France Radio Hall in Paris, the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, and the Palau de la Musica in Valencia and Barcelona as well as having performed all over the world.

During the last two years he has won more than ten top international prizes and awards, including first prize at the hannover Chopin International Piano Competition. As a winner of the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, Luka was interviewed by Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune" programme during which he performed pieces by Liszt and Rachmaninov

This intimate concert will take place in The Terrace Room at Leith Hill Place, where Ralph Vaughan Williams grew up and was taught music by his Aunt Sophie.

Tickets for the evening will include non alcoholic interval refreshments and cost £20. To book, please call 0344 249 1895.