Next Classical Recital

Sunday 8th July, 7:30pm

Lana Trotovsek – violin, Simon Lane – piano

Mozart– Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major K.547
Debussy– Sonata for Violin and Piano
Prokofiev– Sonata for Violin and Piano in F minor op.80
Bartok– Romanian Folk Dances

Violinist Lana Trotovsek has won admiration for her expressive playing and unique musicality. The Washington Post has described her as ‘Radiant’ and praised her ‘clean, refined tone with musical sense of phrasing and impeccable intonation’.

She has captivated audiences with her ‘warm sound and formidable technique’ La Vanguardiaand her talent of bringing ‘freshness, depth and insight’ Broad Street Reviewto her interpretations.

Since her concerto debut in 2012 with Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, Lana Trotovsek appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras.  In 2014, she toured with the Moscow Soloists  performing Mozart’s Symphonia Concertante with Yuri Bashmet and in 2016 she performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda. Her recent schedule included performances under Tan Dun with Orchestra Teatro Verdi, the Shanghai and Slovenian Philharmonic, as well as under Uros Lajovic with Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia and George Pehlivanian, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, where she was described as “an emerging voice to watch” by Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2016/17 Lana performed double violin concertos with Sergey Krylov and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in a number of occasions and is about to perform with them in March 2018 at the Al Bustan Festival in Lebanon. In summer 2017 she was touring with actor John Malkovich and Solisti Aquilani, performing Bach’s A minor violin concerto in festivals Emilia Romagna, Ljubljana and Mittelfest.

Simon Lane has gained recognition for his compelling and sensitive performances, and has collaborated with many of the world’s most exciting musicians including Danielle de Niese, Iestyn Davies, Allan Clayton, Guy Johnston, Lana Trotovsek and Jack Liebeck. His CD release with cellist Philip Higham was selected as Strad Magazine‘s ‘CD of the month’, and Gramophone Magazine stated that “What is most striking about this performance is that, thanks to the brilliance of Simon Lane at the piano, the virtuosity of the piano-writing is thrillingly brought out”.

 Alongside frequent performances in London’s Wigmore Hall, Simon has appeared in venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie and Leipzig’s Alte Handelsbörse, and more widely across Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Italy, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Slovenia and North America. Recent festival engagements include the Bachfest Leipzig, La Festival de Musique de Menton, the Dubrovnik and Ljubljana Summer Festivals, and the Leeds Lieder, Ryedale and Lichfield Festivals in the UK. 

Since September 2016 Simon has been Head of Keyboard at Whitgift School in Croydon.

Among other early influences on his career, Simon is indebted to the late Mark Ray, to whom he owes a large share of his love of music.


Tickets £17 including a glass of wine and a £1 donation to Africat
Or £40.50 including a two course meal after the concert and a glass of wine and a £1 donation to Africat


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