Isabella Fleming & Melisande Yavuz

Here are two more examples of why Trinity Laban is one of the world’s finest conservatoires… The duo, accompanied by pianist Allessandro Viale, mesmerised their audience in the chapel of the Old Royal Naval College with a programme that covered nearly three centuries of musical genius. They began by playing Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, the second movement of which is surely one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful compositions ever written. Their rendition was pitch-perfect – so much so, in fact, that I felt an involuntary tear start from my eye. They continued with five of Bartok’s 44 Duos before finishing, fabulously, with Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano by Shostakovich. Their rendition of the polka that completed this extraordinary work was nothing less than spellbinding. 

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