Helena Švigelj (cello): The Musicians’ Company #MiddayMusic

Helena Švigelj joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after winning our Silver Medal at #TrinityLaban in 2017. Here she performs the Prelude, Sarabande and Bourrées from Bach's Cello Suite no. 3. Helena says: "#JohannSebastianBach composed his six Cello suites while working as a Kapellmeister in Köthen, Germany, during the years of 1717-1723. His 3rd Suite for Cello solo has always been one my favourite suites to perform. During this Covid-19 pandemic, I have found a lot of time to reflect on what I have done in the past, and winning a 1st prize at the Vera Kantrovich Bach competition with this suite is a very fond memory of mine.Prelude is full of positive and energetic musical statements, a perfect joyful movement, while Sarabande offers a moment to reflect and find inner peace. To finish the recording, I chose two Bourree dances, one in major and the other one in minor, which are full of life, playfulness and enthusiasm. Enjoy! I am a Slovenian cellist, based in London. I have recently graduated from #TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with distinction, in the class of David Cohen. As recipient of many prizes, I had the opportunity to perform with various musicians and orchestras. My most notable performances as a soloist were in #CadoganHall with Jessica Cottis, and in Ljubljana, with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Playing chamber music took me to some amazing places in UK and all around Europe at venues like Cadogan Hall, #StJohnsSmithSquare, #StMartinintheFields, St James's Church Piccadilly, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall and Studio 4 in Flagey, Brussels." -------------------------------------------------- Musicians' Company Profile - http://www.wcom.org.uk/yeoman/helena-svigelj About our Silver Medals - http://www.wcomarchive.org.uk/--silver-medals Helena's Website - http://www.helenasvigelj.com Helena's Twitter - http://twitter.com/HelenaSvigelj Helena's Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/helenasvigelj Helena's YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO4-EIyqvxydg-XKKAy9sOg -------------------------------------------------- Join our weekly #MiddayMusic e-news at http://eepurl.com/dv0ccr #MiddayMusic is supported by funds from the Musicians' Company’s Prince’s Prize which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a Liveryman of the Musicians’ Company for over 50 years. Donate to support The Musicians' Company Young Artists - http://www.justgiving.com/musicianscompanyfund