October 26th 2013 Concert £7 (£9)
Oxana Dodon ~ violin
Chris Coote ~ piano
Chaconne from Partita #2 Bach
Romanian Folk Dances Bartok
Variations on an Original Theme Op15 Wieniawski
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op28 Saint-Saens
Sonata for Violin and Piano #2 Ravel
Violin Sonata #2 Op13 Grieg

Oxana's passion for violin started when she was five years old and began studies in Moldova, graduating with distinction for a Licentiate Diploma in Higher Education Music from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chisinau. She was awarded a place in a prestigious project organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest to take part in frequent master classes for professional string quartets with the world-renowned Belcea Quartet. After graduating, Oxana was invited to perform worldwide in countries including the USA, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, Poland and the UK. In May 2012, she was honoured to play at St Paul's Cathedral in front of distinguished guests, including Prince Charles. Oxana is presently studying for the Masters Degree in Music Advanced Performance at the University of Chichester, having been awarded a full postgraduate scholarship. She is leader of the University of Chichester's Chamber Orchestra as well as having various soloist opportunities.