Alexandra Dariescu is appointed Patron
Press Release: November 2016
Music in Lyddington is delighted to announce the appointment of the outstanding pianist Alexandra Dariescu as Patron to the charity. A warm relationship has developed between Alexandra and the society over many years and she always delights our audiences with her radiant personality and stunning musicality.
Music in Lyddington’s Chairman, Roland Stringer, said: “The choice of Alexandra as Patron has been greeted by our supporters with unanimous and rapturous enthusiasm. We’re really looking forward to working with her as she spreads the word about Music in Lyddington and introduces us to talented young musicians she comes across on her travels.”
Alexandra responded to the invitation to become Patron, saying “I am delighted to accept your invitation. Having travelled up and down the country, I can honestly say Music in Lyddington is the perfect example of what a music society should be: an outstanding committee looking after the artists with love and affection, incredibly enthusiastic and appreciative audiences, as well as the perfect setting for music making and sharing. It will be a huge joy to become Music in Lyddington's Patron.”
Note to editors:
Music in Lyddington celebrates its 25-year anniversary in 2016 and aims to provide music-lovers in Rutland and beyond with fine music in an annual series of eight high quality concerts, and to encourage young musicians. Over recent years we have offered audiences a wide range of concerts by internationally-renowned artists. The 2017 Music in Lyddington programme is already finalised and includes many up-and-coming artists, of which Alexandra was one when she first performed at Lyddington in 2010.
Alexandra Dariescu began her piano studies at the Special Music School in Romania and moved to the UK at the age of 17 to study at Pocklington School, then the Royal Northern College of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was mentored by Imogen Cooper through the Royal Philharmonic Society/YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme, whilst a former artist of Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and today Alexandra receives advice and guidance from Sir András Schiff. Alexandra was named “Special Ambassador of Romania” and was granted a diplomatic passport in 2015. Alexandra has just released a CD of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 and the Nutcracker Suite with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Darrell Ang – the perfect Christmas gift.
More information about Alexandra Dariescu: W: www.alexandradariescu.com;