NEW ARTIST: PIANIST ROSSINA GRIECO

Polyphony Arts is delighted to welcome the remarkable prize-winning pianist Rossina Grieco.

Rossina began her musical studies with St. Petersburg pedagogue, Luba Ugorski, at four years old. After winning global recognition and prizes across America, she made her formal debut at Copley Hall with the San Diego Symphony at eight years old.

She has appeared as soloist with the Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xiamen Symphonies, Shanghai Philharmonic, and the China Philharmonic in venues including the Lincoln Center, Poly Theatre, Koerner Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Xinghai Concert Hall, The Auditorium at TSRI, and Sherwood Hall.

She has also worked with conductors including Gábor Takács-Nagy, Yu Long, Xu Zhong, Chen Zuo Huang, Chen Xie Yang, Yoon Jae Lee and Jung-Ho Pak. Rossina was invited as guest artist at the Beijing International Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society, Antheneum Concert Series, as well as performing numerous private recitals across San Diego, Toronto, Leeds, and New York.

Rossina became the longest standing recipient of the Ihnatowycz Prize, one of the highest and most prestigious artistic awards offered in North America, and has received accolades and academic recognition from institutions including Juilliard, The Glenn Gould School, Escuela Superior de Música de Reina Sofía and Curtis. She released her debut recording in 2020 with Orpheus Classical, featuring Chopin’s Scherzi and Preludes. A second recording of works by Beethoven will follow soon.

Rossina is currently accepting bookings for recital, chamber and concerto engagements. Find out more about her and the repertoire she’s offering here: https://polyphonyarts.com/rossina-grieco/

Welcome Rossina!

NEW ARTIST: PIANIST AVGUSTE ANTONOV

Polyphony Arts is delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed pianist Avguste Antonov! Avguste has performed across the globe and is a passionate advocate of 20th and 21st century music. He’s performed numerous World and US premieres of works by composers including Carter Pann, Gregory Hutter, Michael Colgrass, Raina Murnak, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, Matthew Saunders, Robert Rollin, William Vollinger, as well as many others.

Recent season highlights include a recital at the Bulgarian Ambassador Residence in Washington, DC, the performance of Carter Pann “Concerto Logic” with the San Jose State University Wind Ensemble, a live performance for the Kansas Public Radio, the World and US Premiere of Matthew Saunders “Piano Concerto” with the University City Symphony (University City, MO) and the Lakeland Community Orchestra (Kirtland, OH).

In addition to performing, Avguste gives guest lectures and is currently professor of piano and accompaniment at the Conservatoire de Châteaubriant. He also adjudicates for various competitions, including the ENKOR Piano Competition, the Sound Espressivo Global Competition and the Music International Grand Prix. Outside of music, he’s a chess player, member of the chess club Cercle d’Echecs Castelbriantais and participates in regional and national tournaments.

Having recently relocated to France after living in the US for 20 years Avguste is looking to perform more in the UK and Europe, and is currently accepting bookings in these territories. Find out more about him and the repertoire he’s offering here: https://polyphonyarts.com/avguste-antonov/

We’re thrilled to have you join us, Avguste!

NEW ARTIST: A WARM WELCOME to VIOLINIST MIRIAM DAVIS!

Polyphony Arts is delighted to welcome international prize-winning violinist Miriam Davis! Miriam is a British violinist based in Norway. She performs extensively throughout the world, both as a soloist as well as in various chamber ensembles, and has won numerous international competitions – including a First Prize at the International Grand Virtuoso Competition (May 2019).  Other recent prizes include 1st prize from IMKA competition, Virtuoso Belcanto International Competition dedicated to Paganini, and the North Online International Competition. Recent solo performance venues include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall and Stavanger Konserthus, among many others.

At the young age of 12, Miriam performed as concertmaster of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London). At the age of 13 she was accepted to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, in which she went on to perform as Co-Leader at the BBC proms in Royal Albert Hall London. Since 2017, Miriam has studied with renowned French violinist, Philippe Graffin, including receiving her Artist Diploma at Hague Royal Conservatory in 2018.

Miriam’s greatest passion lies in the Romantic and Early 20th Century repertoire, whilst still enjoying a versatile spectrum of musical styles — ranging from the Baroque to new, personally commissioned works from contemporary composers. She is also currently embarked on a Debut CD recording, featuring several of the Ysaÿe Solo Sonatas. Miriam performs regularly with leading Dutch pianist, Jelger Blanken; 2020 saw a return to her native UK in concerto engagements, USA debut concert and further upcoming concert-tours.

Miriam is currently accepting concerto and chamber music engagements. Find out more about Miriam and sample concert programmes here: https://polyphonyarts.com/miriam-davis/

We are thrilled to have you with us, Miriam!