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Elena Topogonova at St Peter's Marlborough

Elena Topogonova

Elena is a concert pianist and chamber musician based in London. Her repertoire is primarily comprised of Russian music, with a particular focus on the music of Nikolai Medtner. She recently won the prize for the best performance of a Prelude and Fugue by J S Bach in the Nuova Coppa International Piano Competition, Italy.

In 2017, Elena received a Master of Performance degree from the Royal College of Music. She participated in numerous masterclasses of world-renowned pianists and was selected to study at the Academie de Musique Riviera in Switzerland with Pavel Gililov.

Elena has taken part in many international festivals including Chichester Festival, Bloomsbury Festival and Timani Music Festival in Oslo. She has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and appeared at the prestigious Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. Amaryllis Fleming Hall, V&A Museum, St.Martin-in-the-Fields among many others.

Elisabeth Turmo at St Peter's Marlborough

Elisabeth Turmo

A Norwegian violinist who recently graduated from the Royal College of Music  in London, where she did a Master in Performance. She is known for her stage presence, singing tone quality as well as the stormful temperament of a Northern Norwegian!

She received a 2nd prize at the Grand Virtuoso International Competition and a 1st prize at the Norwegian National Youth Competition. Elisabeth was appointed as the artistic director of the Timani Chamber Orchestra in 2018-2019, and released a CD in 2021.

Elisabeth has also recently performed as a soloist in venues such as St James`s Piccadilly, Dulwich Picture Gallery, St Mary’s Perivale, Regent Hall, St Martin in the fields, Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Palazzo Giuliari (Italy) and the Norwegian Opera House.


Ole Bull (1810-1880) “A mountain vision” for violin and piano – selected pieces for the Norwegian national instrument, the Hardanger fiddle.

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Sonata for violin and piano no 2 op.13 in G major in three parts

  1. Lento doloroso — Poco allegro — Allegro vivace — Presto
  2. Allegretto tranquillo
  3. Allegro animato

Trygve Madsen (born 1940) Sonata for violin and piano in G major op.124, 1st movement Allegro moderato

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) Chanson Arabe (arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”)

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Musical moment in D flat major op.16 no 5 , Etude-tableaux op.39 no 5 in E flat minor for piano solo

Amy Beach (1867-1944) Romance for violin and piano op.23

Clara Schumann (1819-1896) Prelude and Fugue in B flat major op.16 no 2

Igor Frolov (1937-2013) Concert Fantasy on themes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess for violin and piano


As well as online, tickets can be purchased at the White Horse bookshop or at the door on the night of the event.

This series is very generously supported by Elisabeth Clemency Cross

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