Jewels of the 20th Century: Ravel, Poulenc and Prokofiev
September 3rd, 2020 - 20:30
Pollença: Santo Domingo Cloister
7è Festival Nits Clàssiques de la Tramuntana
Mayumi Sargent (violin)
Rumiko Harada (piano)
Sonata for violin and piano - Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Tzigane - Joseph Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Sonata nº1 for violin and piano - Serguei Serguéievitx Prokófiev (1891 - 1953)
Born in Mallorca, she studied violin with Ramón Andreu and Barry Sargent, besides attending David Peralta’s summer course in 2007. She continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne, Germany) with a Bachelor on the modern violin under Ariadne Daskalakis's tutelage while receiving baroque violin lessons from Richard Gwilt. She graduated with a “Cum Laude” from the Master’s Instrument in Historic Perspective at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Netherlands), where she studied baroque violin with Antoinette Lohmann and modern violin with Johannes Leertouwer.
She’s been invited to play in youth orchestras around Spain, such as Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Castelló, Jove Orquestra Barroca de Mallorca and Jove Orquestra de Cambra Illa de Menorca.
As a young professional, she’s performed in Germany with the Kölner Kammerorchester, Neuen Rheinischen Kammerorchester Köln, Kölner Akademie, Orchester Düsseldorfer Altstadtherbst and for the contemporary composers collective Zeitklang, besides being a member of the EOS Kammerorchester; specialized in
contemporary music, they work with known Jazz musicians, such as Niels Klein and Ingrid Laubrock, recording new CD’s with music written exclusively for the ensemble. In the Netherlands, she regularly plays with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht (both with original and modern instruments, besides innovating projects, such as historically informed performances of Brahms symphonies) and is a member of the Spanish baroque music group La Pícara. She’s also had the privilege to work as concertmaster under the baton of Jos Van Veldhoven and Peter Van Heyghen, as well as principal second for the Nederlandse Bachvereniging with Shunske Sato as concertmaster-conductor. In Spain she has played with Orquestra de Cambra Illa de Menorca, and besides helping to organize 3 music festivals in Mallorca, she’s the concertmaster of Ensemble Tramuntana.
She completes her piano studies at the Tohogakuen School of Music in Tokio with Kiyoko Tanaka. She then moves to Paris to continue her studies with Madame Lélia Gousseau, and begins an intense musical activity, specially as a pianist for chamber music besides working with singers.
She has also collaborated playing concerts with various symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras in Spain. Many of these concerts have been broadcast through various radio stations. She recorded Mozart's sonatas for violin and fortepiano with Johannes Leertouwer, the four hands works of Fernando Sor with Josep Maria Roger, François Couperins' Les Nations with Thomas Indermühle, Jaques TYS and David Tomás.
Currently she's a professor at the Superior Concservatory of the Balearic Islands.