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Farnham Concert: Kristiana Ignatjeva – cello Sten Heinoja Piano

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Boccherini: Sonata for cello and piano in A major, G.4
Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano in C major, op.102 no.1
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso
Shostakovich: Sonata for cello and piano op.40
Arensky: Romance op.56 no.2
Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango

Latvian cellist Kristiana Ignatjeva is a scholar studying for her Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London with professor Melissa Phelps. She is currently Ian Evans Lombe Scholar. Kristiana has obtained degrees with distinction in Master of Performance and Bachelor of Music. She studied previously at the Purcell School of Music with professor Robert Cohen.

Kristiana has worked with many prominent musicians including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Pinchas Zukerman, and Nicola Benedetti. Last season she gave performances of Elgar concerto with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, Haydn C major concerto with the London Mozart Players and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations in the UK.

Kristiana has won many international and national competitions, recently being awarded the Muriel Taylor Scholarship. Kristiana has given recitals across Europe and North America in major concert halls, including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall. She enjoys playing chamber music and regularly takes part in chamber music festivals across Europe.

Kristiana plays on an Italian cello by Matteo Goffriller kindly loaned by the Royal College of Music.


Sten  Heinoja (piano)

Sten Heinoja is one of the most promising young artists of his generation.

Sten has successfully performed at several competitions in Estonia, as well as abroad. In 2007, for example, he was awarded a diploma and a special prize by the jury of the Klaviermusik competition held in Lithuania. In 2010, he earned the finalist diploma at a competition for young pianists held in Jurmala, Latvia. Sten has also competed successfully in Estonia: in 2009, he won third place and a special prize for the performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s piece at an interschool competition; in 2011 and 2012, Sten won first prize at the same competition. Sten’s greatest achievement of 2013 might be his performance at the competition held at the annual reunion of the Lions in Turkey, where the young interpreter reached the top six out of the 30 participants from Europe and was distinguished by the jury with a diploma. In 2014, Sten won the 8th Estonian Piano Competition, the previous laureates of which include currently some of the most renowned pianists in Estonia: Lauri Väinmaa, Ivari Ilja, Mati Mikalai, Age Juurikas, and many others. In addition, Sten was awarded a special prize by the Estonian Composers’ Union at the same competition for the best performance of a new piece, as well as a prize by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, a special prize by the Estonian Piano Teachers’ Association, and the Helmi Valtman and Lilian Semper scholarships.

In the spring of 2016, Sten won the large competition “Klassikatähed 2016” organised by Eesti Kontsert, Klassikaraadio and Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Sten performs regularly in Estonia as well, as part of different chamber groups, as a soloist, and as an accompanist. In March 2015, Sten and violinist Linda-Anette Suss, as part of a chamber group, were granted the laureate diploma at the In Corpore competition. The duo was also awarded a prize by Eesti Raadio and a special prize for the best performance of a classicistic piece. In addition to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Sten has also performed as a soloist in front of the symphony orchestra of the Tallinn Music High School and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Järvi Academy Youth Orchestra, Tel Aviv Opera Orchestra, FLSO etc. In recent years, Sten has improved himself in several piano masterclasses.

As of 2015, Sten is continuing his studies in London, at the Royal College of Music. He was granted a full Master’s scholarship to complete his studies. His instructor is Professor Vanessa Latarche.


Children who can sit quietly are most welcome. All under 26s may attend FREE thanks to CAVATINA if they enter their name and date of birth on a form at the door – no advance notice needed.

Parents and teachers may attend FREE if they bring children who need to be accompanied (typically up to 16 years) but they should email chairman@tilbach.org.uk at least 2 days before the concert to register.

We do not issue physical tickets for the concerts in Farnham but record advance payments and check names on the door.

Refreshments are free but we invite donations of £2-50 for wine and 50p for juice towards the costs. (£1 towards drinks and cakes when at Farnham Methodist where wine is not available)
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Tickets on the door cost £17-50


February 1
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tilford Bach Society (CIO)
01252 613130

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