Anikó Tóth (Soprano)
Growing up in Los Angeles to Hungarian parents, Anikó started singing Hungarian folk music as a child and expanded into Classical (Opera), Jazz, Musicals, Contemporary Classical and Extended Vocal Technique, recently completing her PhD in Music.
Trained in Los Angeles, at Hungary’s Franz Liszt Music Academy and in the UK, Anikó has performed in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Los Angeles), the Millennium Theatre (Budapest), and The Royal Albert Hall (London), as well as Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and The Sage @ Gateshead, with a recent performance of original work in the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece. Performing with a variety of collaborators, recently including The Royal Shakespeare Company and Slunglow Theatre, as well as Meredith Monk and Manchester’s Hallé Choir, she has been broadcast on BBC Four, BBC Radio 3 & 4, PBS (USA), and Bartók Rádió (Hungary).
Lauryna Sableviciute (Concert Pianist)
Lauryna began her piano studies at the age of 5, entering the M.K Ciurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius Lithuania, two years later, studying with Jurate Karosaite. She began to give public recitals at a very early age and by the time she was 15 had already accumulated many prizes and honours in various competitions including prestigious national awards from the Czech Republic and Lithuania. She graduated from the Vilnius Conservatoire in 1998 after having studied with Professor Birute Vainiunaite.
Since graduating she has given many recitals internationally as a piano soloist, as a chamber musician and as an accompanist. Some of her most memorable concerts would include the performing of Vainiunas’ Piano Concerto together with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania in 1991 (at the age of 15); in 1997 playing Schumann’s Piano Quintet Op.44 in E major with the Vilnius Quartet as part of the Young Talents of Lithuania season and in 1998 and performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 in B minor together with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Lithuania in the Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius (the last two of these performances were also broadcast on national radio)
Find out more about her: http://www.lauryna.co.uk