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Classical Star Jennifer Pike Comes To Yeovil

Published : 23/Mar/2017

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Pike with the Sinfonia Classica on Tuesday 11th April. Violinist Jennifer, along with Timothy Ridout on the Viola, will be performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola, K.364 as part of a concert featuring works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Jennifer Pike is renowned for her “dazzling interpretative and exemplary technique” (Classic FM) and she is widely considered to be one of the most exciting classical artists currently performing. She is in high demand all over the world as both a soloist and recitalist and we are excited toi welcome her to South Somerset for a special one-night-only performance.

Jennifer's big break came when she won the BBC Young Musician of the year in 2002; aged just 12 years she was the youngest-ever winner. However she took up playing the Violin aged just 5 and began attending the Chetham’s School of Music at the age of 8.

 

Jennifer Pike aged 12 on BBC Young Musician of the Year

Jennifer went on to study with David Takeno in London and won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2012 she graduated from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford with a first Class Honours in Music.

Pike has performed in concerts in major venues all over the world including the Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall. She plays a 1708 violin by Matteo Goffriller. Jennifer was also invited to become an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and Foundation for Children and the Arts, and is a patron of the Lord Mayor’s City Music Foundation.

Photo by Tom Barnes

JENNIFER PIKE MASTERCLASSES: Jennifer is passionate in enhancing the lives of young people through music and is running a series of violin and chamber music masterclasses around the country working with talented students, locally she has run one at Millfield School on 23 February.

Don't miss your chance to see Jennifer in Yeovil with our classical concert series. Book online today or call 01935 422884.