Lunchtime Concert

Join our free lunchtime concerts in the V&A’s permanent galleries

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Raphael Gallery, Room 48a

  • Free event

For our second concert, Lucilla Rose Mariotti Banwell (violin) and Raphael Froissart (clarinet) will perform the following programme in room 82:

Fuchs Duo op 14 n 1 for clarinet and violin
Bach: Adagio and Fugue from Violin Solo Sonata n°1
Danse Rustique from the sonata n°5 by Ysaye (solo violin)
Igor Stravinsky: Three pieces for solo clarinet 
Mozart Duo n 1 K.423 (arranged for clarinet and violin)

Lucilla Rose Mariotti Banwell, born in 2001, is currently studying at the Royal College of Music in London for a Master in Performance with Mark Messenger where she is an Anne & Brian Wadsworth Scholar. She is also supported by Help Musicians as Ian Fleming Award holder and by the Albert Cooper Music Charitable Trust. Last summer she played as a soloist with the New English Concert Orchestra at the Battle Proms Concerts at Blenheim Palace, Burghley House, Hatfield House and Highclere Castle. At RCM she has performed as a soloist for the concerto by Sibelius and has taken part in some public masterclasses with Maxim Vengerov, most recently playing as a soloist the third movement of Mozart concerto K216 with the RCM Chamber Orchestra in a live-streamed orchestral masterclass. She has taken part in the project "European Festival of Soloists 2020" organized by the embassies of EU Member States in Venezuela and El Sistema.

Raphael Froissart was born in Paris in 1998. He started the clarinet at the age of 9 at the Conservatoire Gustave Charpentier. In 2009 he entered the Conservatoire Regional de Paris where he studied until his Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales in 2017. He is now finishing his studies at the Royal College of Music. Passionate about chamber music groups, he performs there every summer and has the chance to explore a variety of repertoire in a wonderful acoustic and fascinating setting. This year he will have the opportunity to play with the English National Opera in several performances thanks to a scheme in partnership with the Royal College of Music.

Header image: Lucilla Rose Mariotti Banwell and Raphael Froissart