Praised for his "freshness and originality" (Gramophone), Boris Bizjak is a Slovenian flautist who has won both 1st and 2nd prize at the European Flute Competition in Picardy, France. He was regularly a top prize winner as a soloist and chamber musician at the Slovenian National competition. Marcelle Zahra has been described as “naturally musical with a probing intelligence”, and has been heard in concert venues throughout the United Kingdom as well as USA, Italy, and Malta.
Boris performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Slovenia, Great Britain, the United States, Japan, China, France, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Cyprus and Malta. He has performed concertos with the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra on a number of occasions; in 2015 he performed Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, in 2017 the CPE Bach flute concerto under the baton of Dmitri Sitkovetsky, in 2018 the Brandenburg Concerto and the triple concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord in a minor by J.S.Bach. He has also performed as a soloist with the City of London Ensemble, Euphonia Symphony Orchestra, Solisti Divini, London Brandenburg Soloists and SNG Maribor.
Past performances by Marcelle Zahra include a BBC broadcast of newly discovered folk song arrangements by Beethoven (Edinburgh) and solo performances at the Queens Hall (Edinburgh), Teatro Luigi Mercantini (Italy), Central Washington University Recital Hall (Seattle), Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Blackheath Halls (London) Haydn Festival Trinity Laban (London) and Malta Arts Festival (Valletta). Zahra graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London in 2009 with a Master of Music Degree, studying with Philip Fowke and Alexander Ardakov.
Mozart Andante in C Major
Boehm Grand Polonaise, Op.16
Clara Schumann Three Romances, Op.22
Chaminade Flute Concertino, Op.107
Briccialdi The Carnival of Venice
The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 10 February and will be performed by Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Maria Tarasewicz (piano).
Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on 29 March for LSE's Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.
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Please note that for Lent Term 2022 our Lunchtime Concert Series is open only to current LSE students and staff to attend and concerts will be ticketed. For information on how to request a ticket, please click on the red 'How can I attend?' box.
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