Herne Hill Music Festival

OCT 2019
4th - 13th

Charity Concert for 'Practical Action'

St Faith's Church

62 Red Post Hill
SE24 9JQ



A recital by Alexandra Lomeiko, violin, and Alexandra Vaduva, piano.

This concert is kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists scheme.

Full Price



Alex Lomeiko

Alexandra Lomeiko, violin

A winner of many awards in her home country, New Zealand, Alexandra moved to London in 2006 to study at the Purcell School of Music. She gave her solo recital debut at Wigmore Hall in 2009, and the same year performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra. She won the Kenneth Loveland Gift Award in 2016, the Hattori Foundation Senior Award in 2017, and recently has been selected for the prestigious Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists Award, who are supporting this evening’s concert. She graduated with a Masters in Music Performance from the Guildhall School in 2017. Alexandra is a member of Ensemble Mirage chamber group, and has led orchestras under conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski and Bernard Haitink.

Alexandra Vaduva, piano

Alexandra Vaduva, piano

Romanian-born pianist, Alexandra Vaduva started playing the piano at the age of 4 with the teacher Doina Olteteanu. Since has won numerous national and international piano competitions, including first prize at the Vienna International Piano Competition and second prize at the Orpheus Young Musician of the Year contest. Alexandra has performed piano concertos by Stravinsky and Grieg with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and has given numerous solo and chamber music recitals organized by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. She is a founder member of Ensemble Mirage, a chamber ensemble which performs regularly across the U.K.


Practical Action

Practical Action Technology Challenging Poverty

Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. Founded by the radical economist and philosopher Fritz Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, the charity knows that the simplest ideas can have a life-changing effect. It works closely with some of the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.


Making Music, and the award scheme

Making Music Supporting and Championing Voluntary Music

Making Music is the UK’s leading organisation for leisure-time music, with over 3,500 music groups in membership. Since its creation in 1961 its Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists scheme (PDGYA) has helped to launch the careers of dozens of young musicians, including those of Steven Isserlis, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Ogden. It is made possible by the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust, which promotes young artists and composers.

Alex Lomeiko
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