The Perks Ensemble at Bridport Arts Centre
Bridport Arts Centre We welcome back Oscar and Elliott Perks. Sebastian Kolin and Ayaka Shigeno join us for the first time. They all studied at The Yehudi Menuhin School and have gone on to
Bridport Arts Centre
We welcome back Oscar and Elliott Perks. Sebastian Kolin and Ayaka Shigeno join us for the first time. They all studied at The Yehudi Menuhin School and have gone on to be keen chamber musicians.
Oscar Perks, violin
Elliott Perks, viola
Sebastian Kolin, cello
Ayaka Shigeno, piano
Bridport: Schubert (B flat String Trio D 471) and Brahms.
Sebastian completed his degree studying in Lugano and Cremona and his Advanced Postgraduate studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He was a member of the Heathcliff Trio until recently, winning 1st prize in the 9th International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in 2022.
Oscar went on to read music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He then gained his master’s at the Royal College of Music. For five years Oscar was a member of the Dante String Quartet, with whom he gave numerous concerts around the UK and abroad, including the complete Beethoven and Shostakovich Quartet cycles.
Elliott continued his studies as a foundation scholar at the Royal College of Music. He then joined the Maxwell String Quartet with whom he won both First Prize and Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017. The quartet has toured internationally at major festivals and halls, mainly in North America and Europe.
Following the Menuhin School Ayaka then moved to study at the Berlin University of Fine Arts from where she graduated with a Diploma and Konzertexamen, the highest degree for Music in Germany. Ayaka enjoys a varied performing career as a solo pianist and chamber musician, giving concerts in both Europe and Japan
Friday 16 February at 11.30am
£14.00 Adult / £5.00 Student / Children under 12 go FREE
Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or
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