A charity concert, organised by the Croatian Embassy of London and international award-winning pianist Diana Brekalo, to raise funds to help rebuild a music school destroyed by the floods in Slavonia last spring will be held next week in London…
When floods ravaged Slavonia last spring, the elementary school in the village of Gunja was badly damaged. The buildings have been repaired, but the library collection still needs to be replaced. The concert will raise money to provide books and other materials for the library to support the learning of English by students in the school.
Where: Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrims Place, Hampstead London NW3 1NG
When: 22nd January at 6pm
Tickets £20 at the door (including a glass of the best Croatian wine in the interval)
Students £10, children free
If you are unable to attend the concert, but wish to contribute to this appeal, you can via bank transfer to the British-Croatian Society (Barclays City Centre sort code 60566500, account number 20-65-18)
Diana Brekalo (piano)
Marina Solarek (violin),
Miriam Lowbury (cello),
Mae Heydorn (mezzosoprano)
Brahms: Piano trio in c major
Josipovic: Diabolezza for piano
Sibelius: Songs: Flickan kom ifrån , säf säf susa ,
den första kyssen
Brahms: Selection of songs
Tarbuk: Selection of ‘inventions’
Dvorak: Waldesruhe for cello and piano
International award-winning pianist, Diana Brekalo, started playing the piano at the age of 4. By the age of 12 she had already won four first prizes as a soloist and two first prizes as a chamber musician in the German “Jugend musiziert” – a national competition for youngsters. Ms Brekalo world début was in 2011 with one of the world’s best orchestras, the London Philharmonic at the Cadogan Hall in London. Her career has since taken off, with Diana having performed in the USA, Japan, China and Europe. With Marina Solarek (violin) and Miriam Lowbury (cello) the Solarek Piano Trio was established. Their concerts are well-known for their informative and entertaining introductions. Sparkling performances combined with a friendly convivial atmosphere send audiences home elated.
Mae Heydorn is a mezzo-alto singing with Glyndebourne, Clonter, Wexford and Grange Park Opera. She performs with orchestras throughout the country and is Diana’s duo partner since Music College.