Date(s) - 02/09/2017
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
ELLEN JANSSON Piano
ALEXANDRA POP Violin
HENNING FREDRICKSSON Cello
Mozart – Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564
Beethoven – Sonata for Cello and Piano No.3 in A major, Op.69
Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Rachmaninov – Trio Élégiaque No 1 in G minor
Twenty-one-year old pianist Ellen Jansson began her studies at the Cork School of Music with Eleanor Malone and went on to study with Mary Beattie. She graduated from the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in 2014, where she was the winner of the Chetham’s Yamaha Piano Competition as well as attaining an LRSM performance diploma with distinction. She currently studies on an Erasmus scholarship with Professor Martin Hughes at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
She has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland. She took part in the Camerata Ireland Academy with Barry Douglas at Clandeboye Festival in 2016, where she was awarded a Flax Trust bursary.
Ellen is a multiple prize winner at Feis Ceoil and has performed in the John Field Room of the National Concert Hall, Dublin on several occasions.
She has had master classes and lessons with some of the world’s most respected pianists and teachers including Alexej Gorlatch, Alexei Grynyuk, Philip Martin, Pavel Nersessian, John O’Conor, Dina Parakhina, Kathryn Stott, Vladimir Tropp and Anton Voigt. She has attended Chetham’s Summer School for Pianists, the Internationale Sommerakademie in the Mozarteum, Salzburg and the Wiener Meisterkurse.
Alexandra Pop was a pre-college student in the class of Prof. Susanne Stoodt at the HfMDK Frankfurt am Main before starting her regular studies in 2013 with Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. She has participated in masterclasses across Europe and America including with Nora Chastain, Jamie Laredo, Ingolf Turban and the Emerson String Quartet. She has just completed a stay abroad at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna studying with Prof. Christian Altenburger. She was concertmaster of several German youth orchestras and holds scholarships from the “Freunde Junger Musikere.V-Frankfurt” and the “Hans-und-Eugenia-Jütting-Stiftung”. Alexandra has performed as soloist with the Sinforma Mainz and the Altsasbacher Orchestra. She was also the rehearsal soloist for Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Jenaer Philharmonie and Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 with the Gothaer Philharmonie.
Henning Fredriksson, grew up in Gotland, Sweden, and began to play the cello at the age of six. He began his professional studies at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Odense, Denmark, with Niels Ullner. After his bachelor degree he continued his master studies in Malmö, Sweden, with Thorleif Thedéen from where he graduates in autumn 2017. Since 2016 he has been a student of Robert Nagy and Maria Sellner at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Henning has performed as soloist with the Haydn Symphony Orchestra Vienna under the baton of Jin Wang and is a dedicated chamber musician who has collaborated with important Swedish musicians including Anders Kilström, Court singer Ingrid Tobiasson, John Ehde and the Gotlandic Wind Quintet.
Henning was awarded scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2015 and 2016.