Savva Zverev (violin) and Philip sharp (piano) will be playing their WACIDOM lunchtime concert on Saturday 28th April 2018. They will be playing:
JS BACH – Adagio and Fugue from Sonata No 1 for violin solo
WA MOZART – Violin Concerto No 3 in G major, K 216 i. Allegro
NICCOLO PAGANINI – Caprice No 24
FRITZ KREISLER – Praeludium and Allegro
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY – Violin Concerto Op 35 iii. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo
Savva Sverev was born in 1998 into a family of musicians in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. He began learning the violin at the age of 5 with Natalia Fikhtengolts at the Gnessin School of Music. At the age of 7 he entered the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatoire where he was under the tutelage of the eminent violin pedagogues, Prof. Galina Turchaninova and Prof. Asya Kushner.
In 2016, Savva received a scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he is currently studying under Yuri Torchinsky, the leader of the BBC Philharmonic.
Savva has been the winner of prestigious international music competitions (such as Leopold Auer International violin and string quartet competition, Emil Kamilarov International competition for young violinists, Sofia, Bulgaria, and many others). He has also performed in masterclasses/lessons given by notable musicians such as Andrey Baranov, Pavel Vernikov, Pierre Amoyal, Boris Kuschnir, Zakhar Bron, Krzystof Wergrzyn, Alina Ibragimova, Alina Pogostkina and Yair Kless.
His studies at the RNCM are generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Savva Zverev appears by kind permission of the RNCM.
Hailing originally from Glasgow, Philip recently completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of music under Prof. Frank Wibaut. Prior to this, Philip graduated from both Manchester University and the RNCM with a First Class Honours degree on the prestigious ‘Joint Course’. From 2009 – 2016, Philip studied with Dr. Murray McLachlan at Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM respectively.
Described by Michael Tumelty in the Scottish Herald as ‘blindingly virtuosic’, Philip studied for three years at Chetham’s School of Music where he won first prize in the Yamaha Piano Competition and performed Beethoven’s Fifth Concerto with the Chester Philharmonic in his final year. In June 2015, Philip was awarded the Proctor-Gregg Performance Prize for the highest graduating recital mark from Manchester University. Other highlights include a live performance on BBC Radio 3 and receiving the Ronald Stevenson Scholarship for a place on the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School and the opportunity to give a full evening recital on the course. In July 2015, Philip gained a coveted place to study on Dr John O’Conor’s ‘Beethoven Bootcamp’ course at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. In June 2016, Philip was highly commended as a finalist in the prestigious RNCM Gold Medal Competition. In 2016, Philip was also selected to be a Park Lane Group artist and consequently gave several high-profile London recitals as part of their 2016/2017 season. Performance highlights in 2017 include an evening recital in Padua as part of the ‘Festival Pianistico Bartolomeo Cristofori’, and recitals at both St John’s, Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields.
During his time at the RNCM, Philip was generously supported by The Scottish International Education Trust, The Cross Trust, The Caird Trust and Dewar Arts Awards. For the 2016 – 17 academic year, he was the recipient of the Draper’s Company Scholarship. Philip is currently the John Wilson Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the RNCM.
Philip Sharp appears by kind permission of the RNCM