SLAVIC SOIRÉES with Leona Gogolicynová & Friends

SLAVIC SOIRÉES with Leona Gogolicynová & Friends

Launch concert

The Walshaw Trio

Nathalie Merandon, flute

Leona Gogolicynova, violin

Margaret Bruce, piano


A new concert series at  Velehrad Centre, Barnes, showcasing Slavic composers together with complementary and contrasting works by other composers

Tickets £15 (includes glass of wine / soft drink)



FRANZ BEHR: Nocturno, Op.183, No.1
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Introduction and Variations from the song cycle ‘Die Schone Mullerin’ Op. 160
ANTONIN TUCAPSKY: Piano Preludes: n°. 19,21,24

LEOS JANACEK: Sonata for violin and piano



ARTHUR HONEGGER : Danse de la chèvre for solo flute

PHILIP GLASS: Two Piano Études, nos. 16 and 13
JOSEF SUK: Two pieces for violin and piano, Op 17
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH : 5 PIECES for flute, violin and piano


Mei-Ting & Friends New Year Concert

with pianists Katya Grabova, Michelle Chow, Leon Chen and Mei-Ting Sun


Tickets £15

Mei-Ting Sun – R. Strauss/arr. Sun Rosenkavalier Waltzes
Mei-Ting Sun – Liszt Rackozy March
Katya Grabova – Ravel/arr. Sun La Valse
Leon Chen – Stravinsky/arr. Sun Firebird Suite (1919)
Mei-Ting Sun – Johann Strauss/Shultz-Evler Blue Danube
Mei-Ting Sun and Michelle Chow – J. Strauss/arr. Sun Radetzky March


Mei-Ting and Friends at St Michael & All Angels, Barnes

On September 24th we launch a brand new series of solo piano and chamber music concerts at the architect-designed community centre at St Michael & All Angels church close to Barnes riverside.

Curated by Mei-Ting, “bewitching” concert pianist and Professor of Piano at London’s Royal Academy of Music who has wowed 7 Star Arts audiences with his performances, the series opens with a recital by Mei-Ting himself, playing Schumann and Brahms. Future concerts feature recent graduates and current star students from the Royal Academy – Leon Chen (piano) Yanyan Lin (cello) and Katya Grabova (piano) – and Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow. Programmes include music by Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Chopin and proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Royal Academy of Music’s hardship fund to support young musicians with limited means.

We hope you will join us at these concerts.

Book your tickets via our Events page

MEI-TING & FRIENDS Yanyan Lin, cello, & Michelle Chow, piano

Yanyan Lin cello

Michaelle Chow piano


Tickets £15

Schumann – Märchenbilder Op. 113

Beethoven – Sonata Op. 102 No. 2

-Interval –

Rachmaninoff – Sonata Op. 19


Beethoven’s dramatic Sonata for Piano & Cello, Opus 102, No.2, combines an exuberant vitality with deep expression, while Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 is a piece on a grand scale, at times redolent of the Piano Concerto no. 2 (which was composed at the same time), which explores the cello’s capacity for expressive tenderness and intensity, particularly in the beautifully meditative slow movement.


Born in 1995, Yanyan Lin obtained his Bachelor Degree at the Shanghai Conservatoire and who studied for the Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Jo Cole and Christoph Richter. He is the recipient of the Hans Keller Award for 2019/20 and was awarded the ABRSM Scholarship, the Foundation Award of the Royal Academy of Music, and the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music. He is a laureate of the China National Chamber Music Competition and American Protégé Competition.


Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow has performed in many venues throughout The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S., including the Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, St. Paul’s Grove Park and Duke’s Hall in London and Lincoln City Cultural Center in the U.S. She was a prize-winner in the Royal Academy of Music London Brahms competition, and recipient of Evelyn German Prize and Frank & Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Memorial Prize.


MEI-TING & FRIENDS – Leon Chen, piano

Leon Chen piano

Bach Partita No. 1 in B-flat major
Chopin Ballade No. 4
– Interval –
R. Strauss/arr. Sun Four Last Songs
Ravel Sonatine
Rachmaninoff Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 9 and 10

Tickets £15


The second in our new series Mei-Ting & friends and colleagues. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, prize-winning pianist Leon Chen completed a BMus (hons) in piano and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in 2021, and is now studying towards a Masters in Piano Performance.


Next concert: 26 November with Yanyan Lin, cello, and Michelle Chow, piano

MEI-TING piano at St Michael & All Angels Barnes

Mei-Ting piano


Brahms 8 Klavierstucke Op. 76

Schumann Symphonic Etudes Op. 13


Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 12

Brahms 4 Klavierstucke, Op. 119


The launch of a brand new series of virtuoso piano and chamber music featuring “bewitching” pianist Mei-Ting and friends at St Michael & All Angels church in Barnes.

Concerts take place on the fourth Saturday of each month. Proceeds to the Royal Academy of Music hardship fund.


Tickets £15



Future dates in 2022: 29 October & 26 November


Mei-Ting: The Return at The OSO

“Bewitching” pianist Mei-Ting returns to the OSO, and is joined by Michelle Chow in the second half.


Scriabin Fantasy in B minor, Op. 28

Scriabin Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9 No. 2

Schumann Romance Op. 28 No. 2

Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien           


Hindemith 8 Waltzes “Drei wunderschöne Mädchen im Schwarzwald”, Op. 6

Brahms 16 Waltzes, Op. 39


Tickets £20



You may also like An Evening with Viv McLean on 30 June

Described as “bewitching” (Boston Globe) and “stunningly fluid” (New York Times), acclaimed pianist Mei-Ting Sun began his life on the concert stage at the prestigious Spring of Shanghai Festival in 1986 when he was just 5 years old. At 9, he left Shanghai for New York and eventually received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music, and a Doctorate from the Juilliard School.


An evening with Viv McLean at The OSO

Schubert Impromptus D. 899
  1. Allegro molto moderato in C Minor
  2. Allegro in E Flat
  3. Andante in G Flat
  4. Allegretto in A Flat
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy Op. 61
Mozart Sonata K. 330
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante cantabile
  3. Allegretto
Beethoven Sonata Op.110
  1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
  2. Allegro molto
  3. Adagio ma non troppo- Allegro ma non troppo


Tickets £20

Pianist Viv McLean captivates audiences with his expressive playing, in particular the music of Chopin and Gershwin. His illustrious career has seen him perform with leading orchestras and ensembles, including the BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to the Adderbury Ensemble and the Sacconi String Quartet.

Viv McLean

Tales of the Tod Boyd Steinway at The OSO

A fundraiser concert for the essential maintenance of the historic Steinway grand piano at The OSO Arts Centre in Barnes
Join us and a star-studded lineup – including concert pianists Mei-Ting and Viv McLean, actress Susan Porrett and soprano Sofia Kirwan-Baez – performing music from the instrument’s past, woven together by anecdotes from the individuals who have ensured its longevity. The concert also features the UK premiere of a recently discovered work by Richard Strauss.
The TOD BOYD Steinway piano has been generously donated, on a long loan, to the OSO Arts Centre by the Boyd family who lived in Castelnau, Barnes, for 90 years. Find out more about the piano’s fascinating history here
Tickets from £20 per person

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Hasta Astor! at The OSO

A brand new show from 7 Star Arts, celebrating the life and music of Argentinean composer and virtuoso bandoneonist, Astor Piazzolla



The songs and story of Astor Piazzolla – from Argentina to New York, Paris and beyond

Elena Lorenzi – vocals

Emma Arizza – violin

Stefano Marzanni – piano

Tickets £20

There will be 2 performances, at 4pm and 7pm. Please select your preferred performance time when booking



This brand new production from 7 Star Arts celebrates the life and work of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), the single most important figure in the history of tango, and features international duo Elena Lorenzi and Stefano Marzanni who have wowed audiences in 7 Star Arts’ atmospheric ‘Cabaret Beyond Borders’. They are joined by prize-winning violinist Emma Arizza.

A virtuoso bandoneonist, who regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles, Piazzolla’s music revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style called nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.

The programme includes some of Piazzolla’s most well known and best loved music, including Oblivion, Adios Nonino and Libertango, together with rarely-performed songs such as Balada Para un Loco and Yo Soy Maria from the tango operita ‘María de Buenos Aires’

Elena, Emma and Stefano will take listeners on a sublime musical journey of emotional crescendos, ecstatic climaxes and melancholic descents, interspersed with narration telling the story of Piazzolla’s life and work.


There will be two performances, at 4pm and 7pm. Please select your preferred performance time when booking


Emma Arizza

Elena Lorenzi





Stefano Marzzani


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