Concerts in the West tour for violin-piano duo

CHAMBER works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel and Poulenc make up the programme for a three-date Concerts in the West tour in March by violinist Sara Trickey and pianist Ivana Gavric, at Bridport Arts Centre on Friday 15th at 11.30am, Ilminster Arts Centre that evening at 7.30pm and Saturday 16th to Crewkerne’s Dance Centre at 7.30.

This concert, spanning both the classical and romantic periods, showcases the virtuosity of the two musician. Sara Trickey is acclaimed as both a solo violinist and chamber musician, noted for her “fiery and passionate” performances (The Strad) and her “beautifully refined tone” (Musical Opinion). Sara studied with Camilla Wicks and also was very much influenced by her studies at IMS Prussia Cove. She read Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and this continues to be a passion.

Born into a musical family in Sarajevo and raised in the UK, Ivana Gavrić studied at the University of Cambridge and at the Royal College of Music. Her playing has been described as “altogether of an extraordinary calibre” (BBC Music Magazine) and “notable for its beautiful sound, musical integrity and introspection” (The Independent).

The programme is Mozart’s Violin sonata No 21, E minor, K 304, Poulenc’s sonata for violin and piano, FP 119, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor, Beethoven’s sonata No 5, Op 24, Spring and Ravel’s violin sonata No 2 in G major. The shorter Bridport programme will include the Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel.

Photograph of Ivana Gavric by Andrei Grlic.