amandine savary and vineta sareike play Grieg
Fri 29 Nov

MusicAmandine Savary & Vineta Sareika

"The programme of this concert is the result of years of a deep friendship and musical collaboration. Vineta and I have known each other for many years and despite the many commitments we have away from each other, we always try to keep some time during the year to share music and create new projects. We wanted to present an eclectic aspect of our work together, with Mozart and Grieg. We just recorded 3 Mozart violin sonatas in July 2019 (to be released in spring 2020) including these two, which are very contrasting, the GM being very dramatic and intense, and the AM extremely lively and full of joy. We also recorded the 3 Grieg violin sonatas, which was released last year, and the third one is probably the most known and familiar of the three, with its beautiful popular melodies as well as folkloric rhythms." Amandine Savary


Mozart G M no.27 k.379

Grieg G Major sonata no.2 op.13

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Mozart A M no.35 K526

Grieg C m sonata no.3 op.45

Amandine Savary

amandine savary pianist portaferry

For​ ​more​ ​than​ ​fifteen​ ​years,​ ​Amandine​ ​Savary​ ​has​ ​performed in​ ​Europe​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​Japan,​ ​the​ ​USA​ ​and​ ​Australia,​ ​building​ ​a substantial​ ​reputation​ ​as​ ​an​ ​accomplished​ ​and​ ​versatile​ ​pianist and​ ​chamber​ ​musician.

Amandine​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Laureate​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Fondation​ ​d’Entreprise​ ​Banque Populaire,​ ​the​ ​Tillett​ ​Trust,​ ​the​ ​Kirckman​ ​Concert​ ​Society,​ ​the Philip​ ​and​ ​Dorothy​ ​Green​ ​Award​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Park​ ​Lane​ ​Group. Her​ ​work​ ​has​ ​been​ ​supported​ ​by​ ​Help​ ​Musicians,​ ​the​ ​Martin Musical​ ​Scholarship​ ​Fund,​ ​Hattori​ ​Foundation​ ​and​ ​the Worshipful​ ​Company​ ​of​ ​Musicians.

Her​ ​discography​ ​includes​ ​discs​ ​of​ ​Ravel​ ​chamber​ ​music​ ​works​ ​and​ ​Schubert’s​ ​Piano​ ​Trios​ ​and Sonatas​ ​for​ ​Fuga​ ​Libera;​ ​French​ ​melodies​ ​for​ ​cello​ ​and​ ​piano​ ​for​ ​Sony;​ ​and​ ​Bach​ ​Toccatas​ ​and Schubert​ ​Impromptus​ ​for​ ​Muso​ ​Label.​ ​Awards​ ​for​ ​these​ ​recordings​ ​include​ ​the​ ​prestigious​ ​Diapason d’or​ ​and​ ​Gramophone​ ​magazine’s​ ​Editor’s​ ​Choice,​ ​amongst​ ​many​ ​others.

Her​ ​competition​ ​successes​ ​include​ ​First​ ​Prizes​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Sixth​ ​Osaka​ ​Chamber​ ​Music​ ​Competition,​ ​the Frankfurt​ ​Commerzbank​ ​Piano​ ​Trio​ ​Competition​ ​2008,​ ​and​ ​second​ ​prize​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Young​ ​Concert​ ​Artist Auditions​ ​in​ ​New​ ​York​ ​in​ ​2008​ ​with​ ​Trio​ ​Dali.

After​ ​graduating​ ​with​ ​Honours​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Caen​ ​Conservatory​ ​in​ ​Normandy-France,​ ​she​ ​joined​ ​the​ ​Royal Academy​ ​of​ ​Music​ ​of​ ​London​ ​in​ ​2003​ ​to​ ​study​ ​under​ ​Professor​ ​Christopher​ ​Elton​ ​and​ ​Alexander​ ​Satz. She​ ​obtained​ ​her​ ​Masters​ ​Concert​ ​Project​ ​Degree​ ​with​ ​distinction​ ​and​ ​is​ ​now​ ​an​ ​Associate​ ​of​ ​the Royal​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Music​ ​and​ ​became​ ​a​ ​professor​ ​of​ ​piano​ ​and​ ​chamber​ ​music​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Royal​ ​Academy of​ ​Music​ ​of​ ​London​ ​in​ ​October​ ​2014.

Amandine plays Bach Toccatas

Vineta Sareika

A native of Jurmala (Latvia), Vineta Sareika began her violin studies at the age of 5. She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris with Gérard Poulet and at the Queen Elisabeth Music College with Augustin Dumay. Sareika has attended the master classes of, among others, Ida Haendel, Ivry Gitlis, Zakhar Bron, Mauricio Fuks and Franz Helmerson.

Since becoming laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2009, Sareika has been invited to perform as a soloist by renowned orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic and London Chamber Orchestra. She has worked with conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Paul Goodwin, Gilbert Varga and Gérard Korsten, and performs regularly in Europe, Asia, Australia and in the United States.

Vineta Sareika was a founding member of the Trio Dali, which has won several prizes in competitions in Osaka, New York, Vienna and Frankfurt. The recordings of Trio Dali devoted to Ravel and Schubert were highly acclaimed by critics. Together with her colleagues, Sareika has given master classes in Sydney and Melbourne, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In 2011, Sareika was appointed principal concertmaster of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. She also appears regularly as guest concertmaster with orchestras in Belgium and has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Donald Runnicles, Kurt Masur, Jaap van Zweden and Hervé Niquet. Sareika plays a Antonio Stradivari violin (1683), generously on loan to her from he Ruggieri Foundation.

Vineta Sareika joined the Artemis Quartet in 2012.

delicately nuanced string-playing that charms without ever losing purpose


Vineta Sareika plays Ysaye

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Event Details

Fri 29 Nov
19:30 to 21:30

£17 / Under 25s £7


  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • The Cuan
  • The Cuan
  • Salthouse Restaurant
  • The Lep
  • The Lobster Pot

How to get here

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