Timothy TATE - Take Your Time, commissioned in 2017 by Taimana Ensemble
Bohuslav MARTINU - Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano
Bela BARTOK - Suite Paysanne Hongroise
Sergei PROKOFIEV - Ballade
Lennox BERKELEY - Concertino
In our second concert, we are excited to work with two friends of the Ensemble, young Australian composer Timothy Tate and Australian violinist Xenia Deviatkina-Loh. This concert will feature a new work by Tate which was premiered by the Ensemble at the Australian Flute Festival in July. Xenia joins us to play two works, Martinu's Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, and Lennox Berkeley's Concertino. Bartok's Suite Paysanne Hongroise brings together a collection of Hungarian folk songs, while Prokofiev's Ballade combines some of his early brash writing with a mellower later mood.
Guest Violinist - Xenia Deviatkina-Loh
Xenia has performed with the many orchestras around Australia and New Zealand including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a recitalist in various venues across Australia, United Kingdom, and United States of America, mainly Sydney, Melbourne, London, and California. Venues include the Horncastle Arena, Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She has been frequently aired live on 3MBSFM, ABC radio, and Radio New Zealand. In 2009, she was the winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition. Xenia has had masterclasses with The Brentano String Quartet, Trio Dali, Cassatt Quartet, Danel Quartet, Attacca Quartet, Richard O'Neill, Tasmin Little, Lina Bahn, Oleh Krysa, Charles Castleman, Kolja Blacher, Julian Rachlin, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Renaud Capuçon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Felix Andrievsky and Edward Dusinberre (Takács Quartet); and has worked intensely with Boris Kuschnir. Xenia studied in Sydney with Alice Waten, and completed her Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London under the tutelage of Professor György Pauk. She is currently completing her Master of Music degree at the University of California, Los Angeles with Professors Movses Pogossian and Guillaume Sutre; and will continue her studies in UCLA for her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree.
Xenia was supported by the Tait Memorial Trust - The Thornton Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, Woolf Mernick, and Margot MacGibbon during her studies in London. She is supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund, Friends of Strings Award, and Greenschlpoon, and the Edna and Yu Shan Han Foundation for her current studies in UCLA.
Xenia is currently recording for SHEVA Collection for her premiere album, which is project to release late 2017.
Composer - Timothy Tate
Timothy Tate (AUS/UK) is a composer and violist, currently based in London, UK studying a Master of Music in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) under the tutelage of Simon Bainbridge. His music is often informed by extra-musical concepts such as drama, expressivity and simultaneity and ranges from concert music to installation and site-specific work often incorporating the medium of 1/4 inch magnetic tape and obsolete technologies.
Timothy has been featured as both a composer and performer on ABC Classic FM (AUS) and his music has been featured in festivals such as the Spitalfields Festival (London), RAM Piano Festival (London), Fresh Meat (Melbourne), OzAsia Festival (Adelaide) and the New Music Network Mini Series (Brisbane). Recent compositional engagements have included writing for CHROMA, Blossom St Singers, Trio Mirage, London based pianist Belle Chen and working with choreographer Anna Noonan on a piece for dance and percussion.