St Bride's: Music - Betty Makharinsky – soprano<br />Pavel Timofeyevsky – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Betty Makharinsky – soprano
Pavel Timofeyevsky – piano

Friday, 16 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Betty Makharinsky – soprano<br />Pavel Timofeyevsky – pianoBetty Makharinsky – soprano<br />Pavel Timofeyevsky – piano

L Delibes

Les filles de Cadix

M Ravel - Cinq mélodies populaires grecques

1. Chanson de la mariée 2. Là-bas, vers l'église

3. Quel galant m'est comparable

4. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques 5. Tout gai!

F Poulenc - Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon


Fêtes galantes

P Tchaikovsky - Les Saisons, op. 37

11. Novembre - Troika

S Rachmaninoff - Morceaux de fantaisie, op. 3

4. Polichinelle

N Rimsky-Korsakov

The Snow Maiden's aria

In Spring, op. 43

1. The Lark sings louder

2. Not the wind, blowing from the heights

P Tchaikovsky - Seven Romances, op. 47

6. Does the day reign?

Soprano Betty Makharinsky is currently studying for an Artist Master's at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Susan Waters. She is an alumna of Exeter College, Oxford where she studied Music, and previously trained as a violinist. Most recently, she has performed the role of Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck) for New Sussex Opera, covered the role of Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Mozart) for HeadFirst Productions, sung the role of Belinda (Dido & Aeneas, Purcell) at St Martin-in-the-Fields and for Woodhouse Opera, and Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia, Britten) in Oxford. Chorus work includes performances with West Green House Opera, Westminster Opera Company, and with the Venice Baroque at the Barbican Hall (Juditha Triumphans, Vivaldi).

Concert appearances have included solo performances at Cadogan Hall, St. John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Holywell Music Room, performing repertoire including Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Fauré's Requiem, and Will Todd's Mass in Blue. She is also the soprano soloist on Exeter College Choir's world premiere recording of C. V. Stanford's Mass in G.

Betty is a keen recitalist and consort singer, recently recording Pelham-Humfrey verse anthems under Edward Higginbottom, as well as pursuing a freelance choral work with groups including Oxford Voices, St Martin's Voices, Blenheim Singers, and Ensemble Formosa. Betty greatly enjoys performing contemporary music and has established a professional relationship with Oxford University Music Faculty, singing for annual student composition workshops alongside pianist Jonathan Powell. They have recently recorded a CD of Leonid Nikolayev music together.

Pianist and composer Pavel Timofeyevsky, winner of the prestigious BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Award, has performed at major concert venues worldwide such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Shanghai Oriental Centre for Arts, Guangzhou Opera House, Mumbai National Centre for Performing Arts and Kaufman Music Center, New York. An eloquent speaker, Timofeyevsky gives lecture-recitals for the Kensington Music Society in London. A devoted supporter of connecting with new audiences, Pavel has extensively performed for Live Music Now in community venues across the UK. As a recording artist Pavel has appeared on the "Music-Chamber" and "Toccata Classics" labels.

Pavel is a sought-after composer. Recently he conducted a world premiere of his new work for orchestra, The Questors Suite, at London's Cadogan Hall. Timofeyevsky has composed music for several films including the critically acclaimed "Le fin de la belle époque" documentary for Russian television and created music for Russia's oldest animated film studio, Soyuzmultfilm. He has recorded the soundtrack and starred in the US documentary "Tchaikovsky".

Recent highlights include a five-concert solo tour of Nairobi, Kenya where he "moved hundreds of music lovers" (The Star Kenya), returning to the Wigmore Hall with frequent collaborator, flautist Alena Lugovkina, and releasing an album with Ensemble Burletta on the Toccata Classics Label.

In August 2016, Pavel gave masterclasses and became the artistic director of the inaugural Oxford Piano School. Forthcoming concerts and tours in 2017/2018 include a return to China and first time visits to Canada and South Africa.

Soprano Betty Makharinsky is a Vocal Masters student at Guildhall School, an alumna of Oxford University, and has performed as a soloist at venues including Cadogan Hall, St. John's, Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky is a winner of the prestigious BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Award, and has performed at major concert venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Together, they present a programme of turn-of-the-century Russian and French repertoire.