Sabīne Sergejeva (violin): The Musicians’ Company Young Artists’ Programme #MusicShots

Sabīne Sergejeva (violin) joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after winning our Musicians’ Company Silver Medal at the #GuildhallSchoolOfMusicAndDrama in 2021. Here she performs with Anton Lyakhovsky (piano) the following programme:

Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82; II, Romance: Andante and III, Allegro non troppo

Sabīne says: "I have always been drawn to E. Elgar’s music due to its incredible lyricism and warmth. Born in a village near Worcester, his father owned a music shop and his mother was interested in arts. While mostly being a self taught composer, Elgar was influenced by his contemporaries such as J. Brahms and F. Schubert. The Violin sonata was composed in 1918 in the shadow of the World War One, the second movement in particular reflects the darkness of this time. Being his last work written for violin, it has become almost neglected due to the significance of his Violin concerto. This being the main reason why I have chosen to perform this piece on this occasion, as there are only around 20 recordings known of the E. Elgar Violin sonata. I hope that by introducing this piece in my repertoire I can encourage the recognition of this work. E. Elgar is celebrating his 165th anniversary this year."

About Sabīne: Sabine Sergejeva was born in 1998 in Riga. She started playing the violin at the age of 7. Currently she is an Artist Diploma student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in the class of David Takeno. Sabine has given numerous recitals in several music halls such as St James’s Piccadilly, St John’s Waterloo, Milton court Concert hall in the UK, Latvia, Italy and the Netherlands. She has participated in various festivals and masterclasses playing for musicians such as Renaud Capuçon, Philippe Graffin, Krysztof Wegrzyn, Tobias Steymans, Ilya Grubert and Alexey Lundin. As a member of the Accendo string quartet - she has performed in various concerts halls including Barbican hall and Wigmore hall as well as given performances in Portugal and Austria. The Accendo quartet are also the winners of the intercollegiate string quartet competition “Cavatina” (2018). They have collaborated with musicians such as Andras Keller, David Waterman, Levon Chilingirian, the Emerson quartet and the Takacs quartet. Since 2020 Sabine is a member of chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica led by violinist Gidon Kremer. Sabine is also an artist with Talent unlimited in London. Sabine is a recipient of Silver Medal award from #TheMusicians'Company (2021). Sabine plays on a violin made by Pietro Pallotta (1814, Italy) on a generous loan by the Harrison - Frank family foundation.

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About the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme - http://wcom.org.uk/youngartists/

Sabīne's Musicians’ Company Young Artist page - http://wcom.org.uk/yeoman/sabine-sergejeva/

Sabīne's website - http://sabinesergejeva.com/

Sabīne's YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/lafleur616

Sabīne's Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/sabiiits/

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