October 29th 2016 Concert £9 (£11)
Piano and Violin Recital
Lucia Alvarez Nunez ~ piano
Alvise Pascucci ~ piano/violin
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Sonata for piano and violin #5 Op24 "Spring" Beethoven
Grand Duo Sonata D574 Schubert
Sonata for piano four hands in D major K381 Mozart
12 Klavierstucke fur Kleine und Grosse Kinder Op85 Schumann

Lucía Nunez is a young pianist from Spain, recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she studied for a Masters degree under Martino Tirimo. During this time she was supported by the David Gosling Piano Scholarship and was also a TCM Trust Scholar. She is now studying under the guidance of Professor Mikhail Kazakevich.

As a chamber musician she has always been very active. She has been awarded the David Gosling piano prize for her achievements. This prize is awarded to a student who is an outstanding pianist but has also shown promise as an accompanist/collaborative performer. Before moving to London she studied for her BMus under the guidance of Julio Mourenza, reaching always the highest marks and performing as a soloist with the conservatory orchestra after winning the soloist competition.

During her career she attended numerous piano masterclasses with such musicians as Albert Atenelle, Levon Chilingirian, William Aide, Ian Jones, Imre Rohman, Andras Kemenes, Rivka Golani and Tamara Stefanovich. She also represented Trinity Laban in a masterclass with Stephen Hough in Wigmore Hall.

Alvise Pascucci started studying the piano at the age of four and displayed exceptional talent despite his young age. At the age of five he started participating in competitions; to date he boasts over sixty first prizes obtained in national and international competitions. In addition to the piano, Alvise started to learn the violin at the age of nine, demonstrating his musical versatility. Having received significant acclaim for his participation in masterclasses, he was offered recitals across Italy. He has played as soloist with several orchestras.

Having graduated in September 2006 in Rome on violin, Alvise began to concentrate his studies on the piano. In July 2007 he received a first class diploma with honours and honourable mention, before receiving a first class concert degree in piano in 2010. In 2011 he started studying in the "Incontri col Maestro" Piano Academy in Imola with Riccardo Risaliti, and he relocated to London in September 2012 to continue his musical education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he obtained his Postgraduate Artist Diploma with distinction. He is studying now under the supervision of Tirimo Martino.