St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Marie Schreer - violin, and Cécilia Coullet - piano

Tuesday, 28 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Marie Schreer - violin, and Cécilia Coullet  - pianoMarie Schreer - violin, and Cécilia Coullet  - piano

T. Takemitsu

Distance de Fée

César Franck

Sonata for Violin and Piano

I. Allegretto ben moderato

II. Allegro

III. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia

IV. Allegretto poco mosso

Marie Schreer is a London-based violinist, hailing from the Southwest of Germany. Beginning her musical education with Ute Frenzel-Yildiz at the Diapason Music Academy, she later graduated from the Royal College ofMusic where she studied as a scholar with Berent Korfker, Daniel Rowland and Yuri Zhislin. Marie recently finished her Master of Music with Distinction and awarded Concert Recital Diploma under the tutelage of Krzysztof Smietana at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, to which she returned as a Guildhall Artist Fellow in 2015/16.

In recent years, Marie has worked with artists including Jonny Greenwood, Stewart Copeland, Rick Wakeman, Anna Calvi, Nicola Benedetti, Bernard Haitink and Vladimir Ashkenazy and has performed across Europe and South America in major concert venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin and Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas and in all the major concert halls in London. A versatile artist, she regularly appears as soloist in music for film and TV and has recorded at top London studios including Abbey Road, Air, Konk, and Angel Studios.

As an orchestral musician, Marie is much in demand, often as a principal and sub-principal player, and has worked with many professional orchestras in the UK, including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the English National Opera Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Marie currently performs with contemporary music groups rarescale and The Riot Ensemble as well as her own groups The Guastalla Quartet and Mainly Two, both having released two albums, and the Sequoia Trio and Ensemble Nova Luce, which incorporate classical improvisation into performances. The Guastalla Quartet currently collaborates with jazz pianist Kate Williams and her trio under the name 'Four Plus Three'.

As a soloist, Marie has played with the Karlsruhe Symphony Orchestra, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded the solo violin of Nathan Stornetta's music for Puy Du Fou's new show 'Le Dernier Panache' with the Prague Symphonic Ensemble. Throughout her early musical education, Marie received an annual scholarship from L-Bank Trust in Germany and is grateful to have been supported by the Henry Wood Trust, EMI Music Sound Foundation, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, The Leverhulme Trust and both RCM and GSMD throughout her studies in the UK. Marie currently plays on an Italian violin made by V. Postiglione in 1898, kindly loaned to her by the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.

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French pianist Cécilia Coullet is a recent Graduate at the Royal Academy of Music where she did a Masters in Piano Accompaniment with Michael Dussek and James Baillieu. She now performs in the UK and in France as a solo pianist and chamber musician. Cécilia was born in the South of France and began her piano studies with her mother. In 2003 she entered Paris Conservatoire (CRR) where she studied with Yves Henry. Whilst studying in Paris Cécilia won the first price « Excellence » at Steinway's Young Talents Competiton and the first price at Lagny sur Marne's Competition (near Paris). She also performed in several festivals, including International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, « Soirée Prestige Steinway », and Musée de la Vie Romantique in Paris.

In 2007 she completed her studies in Paris, obtaining two diplomas (D.E.M) with high distinction in piano and musical theory. In 2008 she entered the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva where she completed a Bachelor in piano solo with Elisabeth Athanassova (2011) and a Master in piano performance with Gottlieb Wallisch (2013). Whilst studying in Geneva, she perfomed in several master classes with Menahem Pressler, Julian Martin, Dominique Merlet, and Martin Hugues. In Geneva, Cécilia played much chamber music repertoire, and performed regulary with Trio Sebes in France and Switzerland. Cécilia is now living in London where she enjoys sharing her musical experience with many students and working alongside instrumentalists and singers towards performances and competitions.

Marie Schreer is a London-based violinist from the Southwest of Germany. Having graduated with distinction from both the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she now works extensively with her four chamber groups which also incorporate classical improvisation. Marie is also high in demand as an orchestral musician and works regularly with many professional orchestras across the UK, often as a principal and sub-principal player. As a soloist, she has performed in front of orchestras and is often asked to record solo parts for TV and film. Marie is a curious and open-minded musician who likes to collaborate with classical and non-classical musicians and enjoys the variety in her musical life.

French pianist Cécilia Coullet is a recent Graduate at the Royal Academy of Music where she did a Masters in Piano Accompaniment with Michael Dussek and James Baillieu. She now performs in the UK and in France as a solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist. She is part of several ensembles such as Trio Accroche-Coeur, Trio Sebes and has formed established partnerships with cellist Rebecca Wise, violonist Anne Hopfmüller, and soprano Clare Tunney. Based in London, Cécilia enjoys sharing her musical experience with her students and takes part in many pedagogic projects.