The harry and alisa recital duo
Formed in 2016, Harry & Alisa are enjoying ongoing performances as a Duo and have since given a series of concerts in the UK, Greece, Malta, France and Italy.
Harry & Alisa are very happy to announce their forthcoming CD recording.
This album is released on the label Grand Empirical and includes works for Cello and Piano by Schubert, Brahms and Schnittke.
The combination of repertoire here demonstrates the tension of the musical language growing slowly through time over differences in styles and periods of composition. The three sonatas presented are from deeply inspired backgrounds and demonstrate a wide range of virtuosity, sound quality and instrumental possibilities for this combination of ensemble.
The CD will be released at the official launch at Steinway Hall on October 30th 2019.
Rachmaninoff Cello and Piano Sonata recorded live in November 2016
Alisa´s full biography is presented below, please see the "about" link in the menu for Harry's biography and the "diary" link for a list of live upcoming engagements.
Alisa is a guest cellist at venues including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Scottish Opera, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and the Belarus State Music College in Minsk.
She started playing the cello at the age of seven and began giving public performances soon after. Among her early successes were prizes at the Heran, Beethoven and Chandos International Competitions as well as a solo Concerto performance with the Belarus State Chamber Orchestra and a place in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Scheme.
Since 2007 Alisa has been studying in London under Natalia Pavlutskaya and Hélène Dautry, generously supported by the Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Albert Cooper Trust. During 2012 Alisa became a member of the Southbank Sinfonia and most recently has been invited as a Guest Section Principal with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and a member of Covent Garden Soloists.
As well as multiple funding awards to support her Undergraduate and Masters degrees, Alisa has received first prizes at the Vivian Joseph Concerto Competition, Vera Kantrovic, Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competitions. She also won the John Thompson, Cavatina Chamber Music Prizes and the Barbirolli Memorial Prize for Cellists.
Her most recent performances including solo concerto performances with the Southbank Sinfonia, Trinity Laban Sinfonia, Canterbury Symphony Orchestra as well as chamber music recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martins in the Fields, Warwick and Leeds University Halls, Jacqueline du Pre Music Building in Oxford and Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham.
Alisa has taken part in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Torleif Thedeen, Karine Georgian, Bernard Greenhouse, Aleksander Ivashkin, Roel Dieltiens, Leonid Gorokhov and Patrick Demenga.