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- St Andrew’s Church is wheelchair accessible and accompanying carers are admitted free (carer tickets not required).
- It is not necessary to book tickets for the Farmers' Market Day morning coffee concerts but voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.
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Alena Lugovkina (flute), Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano)
This outstanding young duo present their Soviet and Russian Souvenirs.
Vladimir Tzybin – Andante
Alexander Alyabiev – Nightingale
Sergei Rachmaninov – Élégie
Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata in D
Reinhold Gliere – Melody and Valse
Sergei Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Sergei Rachmaninov – Preludes from Op.32 (Nos. 1 and 5); Humoresque in G Op. 10 No. 5
Otar Taktakishvilli – Sonata
Concert flautist Alena Lugovkina is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and Artist Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is a recipient of numerous prizes such as including the British Flute Society’s competitions, the International Flute Competition “Friedrich Kuhlau” (Germany) and The Royal Academy of Music flute competition. She has also won several prestigious awards including the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Award, the Hattori Foundation Award, The Leverhulme Trust Award, The Philharmonia MMSF Award, the Wolfson Foundation Award and many more.
Alena has appeared as a Guest Principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Music Aeterna, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She has performed joint recitals with Emmanuel Pahud and Denis Bouriakov. She has performed solo works with some of the world's leading orchestras, including the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra and has performed at prestigious UK venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Barbican, King’s Place and at the BBC Proms with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She has given recitals in Canada, Japan, UK, USA, Russia, Germany, Austria and Spain.
Alena trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music.
“Alena is one of the most brilliant of the rising stars of the flute in the world. Listen, and you will enjoy! She has tremendous energy and understanding, and can make you laugh and cry.” William Bennett OBE