Lana Trotovšek, violin & Masumi Yamamoto, harpsichord

Lana Trotovšek
Lana Trotovšek

Thursday   5. 9. 2019   20:00

Franciscan Monastery in Piran

  • Alfred Schnittke: Suite in the old style for violin and cembalo
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for violin solo N 2 in d minor BWV 1004


  • Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in g minor Bg. 5 for violin and harpsichor “The devil's trill”
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for violin and harpsichord N 2 in A Major BWV 1015


Lana Trotovšek, violin


Since her debut in 2012 with Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, Lana Trotovšek appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras. In 2014, she toured with the Moscow Soloists and Yuri Bashmet, and she recently performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda. Her 2015-16 schedule included performances with Orchestra Teatro Verdi under Tan Dun, as well as playing with the Slovenian, Shanghai, Sarajevo, and Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestras, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, where she was described as “an emerging voice to watch” by Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2016/17 Lana performed double violin concertos with Sergey Krylov and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra on a number of occasions including the Al Bustan Festival in Lebanon in 2018. In summer 2017 she was touring with John Malkovich and I Solisti Aquilani, performing Bach’s A minor violin concerto in festivals Emilia Romagna, Ljubljana, and Mittelfest.

Trotovšek has performed at some of the most prestigious venues, including the Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven. Her talent has taken her beyond Europe to perform in China, Japan, the UAE, Canada, the USA and she has performed with many eminent conductors such as George Pehlivanian, Hans Graf, Uroš Lajovic, Barry Wordsworth, Andres Mustonen and others.

Lana Trotovšek lives in London and is a Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She maintains close ties to her home country, where she performs regularly and is a visiting assistant Professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. She plays the 1750 Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin.


Masumi Yamamoto, harpsichord

 Masumi Yamamoto

Harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto was born in Osaka Japan, grew up on Australia's Gold Coast and has been based in the UK since 2001. She has appeared at several major concert venues across Europe, and has performed as far afield as Malaysia, Japan and Australia. Masumi appears regularly on BBC Radio 3 and was a prize winner at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges. 

More recently, Masumi made concerto appearances with London Concertante, Solisti Divini, London Brandenburg Soloists and the Keld Ensemble in the UK as well as with the Soloists of London in Spain and Paulus Barokk in Norway.

Masumi was on the panel of judges for the Broadwood Horniman Harpsichord Competition in April 2017 along with harpsichordists Sophie Yates and Robin Bigwood, and last year toured as a continuo player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment playing Bach's St. Matthew Passion.

Also a keen teacher, Masumi has given lessons and Masterclasses at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Australia. Masumi is also the Artistic Director of a Baroque concert series 'Sydenham Concerts' and is Teacher of Harpsichord at St. Paul's Girls' School.