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Friday 4th May


The Hague String Trio

The Auditorium Gonville & Caius College

Justyna Briefjes (vln), Julia Dinerstein (vla), Miriam Kirby (cello) with Daniël Kramer (piano)

Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478

Xavier Montsalvatge 
Cuadrivio para tres Stradivarius (1984)
Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 47

Justyna Briefjes took her first violin lessons at the age of nine, with Sjanneke Laghuwitz. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Peter Brunt and Kees Hülsmann and at the Academy of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She took part in master classes with Mauricio Fuks, Herman Krebbers and Alexander Kerr. She played as concertmaster and soloist with the Noord-Hollands Youth Orchestra, and was principal second violin of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. She was also a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestras. Justyna joined the The Hague Philharmonic as assistant principal second violin in March 2004. 

Julia Dinerstein studied violin at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow with Elizabetha Gilels and Andrei Korsakov, and subsequently viola, with Mikhail Kugel at the Maastricht Conservatoire. She currently teaches viola at the Hellendaal Violin Institute in Rotterdam, ARTEZ Conservatoire in Arnhem and Maastricht Conservatoire. Julia has worked as guest principal viola of La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Flanders Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra (BRT), Holland Symfonia and the Limburgs Symphony Orchestra. Julia won second prize in the  Beethoven Internationaal Viola Competition in Austria.

Miriam Kirby began learning the cello with Sylvia Bor and Caroline Bosanquet in Cambridge, then studied with Joan Dickson at the junior department of the Royal College of Music. She continued her studies privately with William Pleeth and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Melissa Phelps and later with Johannes Goritzki at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. In England, Miriam has worked with the English Chamber, Royal Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. She was co-principal cellist of the Deutsche Kammerakademie from 1994 – 1997 and since 1998 has been a member of The Hague Philharmonic.

Daniël Kramer
Daniel won first prizes as soloist in the Dutch Princess Christina Concours (1994), and as accompanist in the EMCY (European Union of Music Competitions for Youth) competition in Luxembourg in 1995 and in the Concorso Seghizzi in Italy in 2007. He received an honorable mention at the Concours Olivier Messiaen in Paris in 2008. He has appeared as soloist with The Hague Philharmonic led by Yan-Pascal Tortelier, the Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Peter Eötvös and the Netherlands Youth Orchestra under Werner Herbers and Reinbert de Leeuw. He is a member of the Amare Trio, and performs regularly with, amongst others, Nobuko Imai and The Hague String Trio. Daniël has collaborated with composers such as George Benjamin, Louis Andriessen, Joey Roukens en Sofia Gubaidulina.

Interval refreshments included
Admission by programme: £12, £10 (concessions)
Available from 01223 210403, [email protected] or at the door