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CORINIUM TRIO

  DIANA GALVYDYTE violin
  ROBERT FOX horn
  THOMAS GRAFF piano


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Diana Galvydyte   is a Lithuanian born violinist. She studied with Natalia Boyarsky at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey and at the Royal College of Music in London obtaining a Masters Degree in Performance with Distinction.

Diana’s appearances include the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall's Purcell Room, St.James's Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace for HRH The Earl of Wessex, as well as live on In Tune BBC Radio 3. Abroad, Diana appeared at the Chamber Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Theater Diligentia in the Hague, Konzerthaus in Vienna and gave a recital for Radio France Festival in Montpellier.

Diana performed as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Windsor castle as the Winner of the International Windsor Festival String Competition.

She made her USA debut performing Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. In Lithuania Diana frequently performs with the Lithuanian National and State Symphony Orchestras as well as the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, often broadcasted on National Television.

Diana’s CD “A Different World” was awarded four stars by the BBC Music Magazine.

http://www.dianagalvydyte.com


Diana Galvydyte
Robert Fox, brought up near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, studied french horn, natural horn and conducting at the Royal College of Music studying with Richard Watkins, Pip Eastop and Sue Dent.

He has made appearances at the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and for HRH the Duke of Gloucester. Robert has performed concertos such as Richard Strauss’ first and second horn concertos as well as the popular Mozart horn concertos and also has performed as a freelance musician with groups such as Bampton Classical Opera and other opera and orchestral companies.

As well as performing, Robert has conducted orchestras and directed musicals such as: Annie, Anything Goes and Grease. He also has worked at secondary schools teaching music, composition and music technology up to A-level; Robert has lead music tours for students to Barcelona, Vienna and the Isle of Guernsey.

In addition to this, he conducted the Aston Keynes orchestra and was instrumental in setting up the Cirencester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Working as a Music Development Leader for the Swindon Music Service, Robert’s enthusiasm for music sparked the imagination of young people in primary schools across Swindon, conducting wind and jazz bands as well as teaching horn at the Cheltenham Ladies College.

In Cirencester, Robert plays regularly in the Alfredstone Brass Quintet as well as freelancing, making appearances with the Regency Sinfonia, The Headington Singers and various chamber groups.

As well as class teaching in primary schools, Robert also teaches the French horn privately and for children at Pinewood Preparatory School.


Robert Fox
 Thomas Graff was born in Cardiff and began to play the piano at age 4.

He gained a scholarship to the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama at age 9 and went on to study with the head of keyboard studies, Richard McMahon.

He studied music at the University of Bristol and received piano tuition from Raymond Clarke. His recitals featured Liszt, Prokofiev and Ravel's piano works. He won the University Concerto Competition in his final year and performed Shostakovich's Piano Concerto no. 2 at the annual Gala Concert.

Thomas is a licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music as a pianist, and is active in music teaching, instrumental and choral accompanying, and performing chamber music as well as solo repertoire.

He has performed at a range of venues including the Welsh Millennium Centre and Colston Hall.

Thomas is also a violinist and a keen marathon runner.
Thomas Graff
 
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