Friday 10 January 2020, 7.30pm
Galya is an award winning Kazakh/British violinist making her own work as a soloist, improviser and collaborator with artists and composers of varied genres.
She has performed solo shows throughout Europe, USA, India, Turkey, Brazil, and made her sell out debut in Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, where Galya received the Revelación Award by the Music Critics Association of Argentina.
Galya has toured key solos for live productions of Phantom Thread, Under the Skin, The Piano and There Will Be Blood. Premiered Edmund Finnis' 'Shades Lengthen' on BBC Radio 3 and co-wrote ‘Galya Beat’ with electronic producer Actress and percussionist Sam Wilson which was released on Ninja Tune. She has collaborated with composers Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Laurie Spiegel, Suzanne Ciani, Terry Riley as well as comissioning and performing new works by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sarah Davachi, Shiva Feshareki, Claire M Singer, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Mica Levi, Ipek Gorgun and CHAINES.
Galya’s violin solos and improvisations can be heard on Lynne Ramsay's 'You Were Never Really Here' (2017), Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's drama 'The Mustang' (2019), Alma Har'el's Sundance Winner 'Honey Boy" (2019) and Hlynur Pálmason’s Cannes Film Festival Winner ‘A White, White Day’ (2019). She leads the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Pianist Katherine Tinker plays for a wide range of ensembles encompassing classical and contemporary music, performance art and opera. She regularly performs on BBC Radio 3, most recently live on the BBC Proms.
This season she will play at the Helsinki Festival, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Perth International Arts Festival, and for a new production at the Royal Opera House. She will give the world premiere of a major new work by Philip Glass, and in addition will give the UK premiere of works by PRS award winning Philip Dawson, Celeste Oram, and Katharina Wallace. She will also play alongside her friends, 12 Ensemble, at Kings Place.
Katherine performs and records as orchestral pianist alongside orchestras such as the London Contemporary Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent releases include orchestral music on the LPO Live label, conducted by Marin Alsop.