a violin and piano recital on Saturday 21 March 2019 - postponed due to Coronavirus

Foyle-Stsura Duo

Regrettably, we have taken the decision to postpone this recital until later this year in light of the current environment.

Since the start of their collaboration in 2012, the Foyle-Štšura Duo have performed extensively throughout the UK, Europe, and North America, with prestigious performances at Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, Bridgewater Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and at the New York Chamber Music Festival. Praised for their “playing of compelling conviction” (The Daily Telegraph) and “astonishing mutual feeling, understanding and responsiveness” (Seen and Heard International), Michael and Maksim are exactly the type of sought-after chamber group Breinton audiences seek.

Michael Foyle won The Netherlands Violin Competition 2016. His acclaimed performance of Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra led to an immediate invitation to give his debut recital at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. During 2017-18, he performs the concerti of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Elgar, Korngold, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. In addition to his solo and chamber performances, Michael is engaged this season as Guest-Concertmaster of BBC Symphony Orchestra and Halle Orchestra. Born in Ayrshire in 1991, Michael gave his concerto debut in Edinburgh Festival Theatre aged eight.

Maksim Štšura is an Estonian pianist, composer and music scholar based in London. He performs extensively as soloist and chamber musician in the prestigious concert halls across the United Kingdom, including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall. He received his Master of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in 2013, studying under Gordon Fergus-Thompson and has also completed the prestigious Artist Diploma course with him in 2014. He previously graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre where he studied with Ivari Ilja. In 2008-09, he participated in an Erasmus exchange at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, where he worked with Volker Banfield.

  • Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major Op.12 No. 2

  • Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major Op. 94bis 

  • Pendereck: Violin Sonata No. 1 (1953)

  • Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano