Acclaimed pianist to play recital in St Helier Church

Anika Vavic (photo:Christine de Grancy) (36728985)

A CONCERT pianist with international credentials will give a short recital at St Mark’s Church on Friday13 October.

Viennese pianist Anika Vavic, a native of Belgrade, has appeared at the BBC Proms with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, and with a range of international orchestras including the Mariinsky, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the Helsinki Philharmonic.

Based in Vienna, she has appeared in the capital’s two most celebrated venues – the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus – while recital tours have taken her to New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Centre, the Wigmore Hall in London, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

As a chamber musician, she has worked with a range of top performers including Gautier Capuçon, Rainer Honeck and Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Ms Vavic moved to Vienna at the age of 16, where she studied with Noel Flores at the University of Music and Performing Arts, and won the Second Steinway Competition and its special prize for the best Haydn interpretation.

She opens her hour-long programme in Jersey with Haydn’s Sonata D Major Hob.XVI:37, and continues with three works by Bach: Alexander Siloti’s arrangement of the composer’s B minor prelude, Egon Petri’s transcription of Sheep May Safely Graze and the three-movement Italian concerto. The concert concludes with Scriabin’s Vers La Flamme, and the third of Chopin’s Four Ballades.

The concert at St Mark’s Church is scheduled to begin at 7pm and will last for an hour.

Tickets, which cost £20 and £15 for students, are available online from

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