VIII International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for Chamber Ensembles.

VIII International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for Chamber Ensembles.

Tianren & Anna

Participant data

Name of the educational insititution Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, Lyon
Teacher Laurent Cabasso

Ensemble members

Anna Strapcane Latvia Piano
Tiaren Xie PR China Violin

The duo "Tianren & Anna" consists of violinist Tianren Xie (China) and pianist Anna Strapcane (Latvia). In the summer of 2017 they performed a few times in Riga whereas in autumn they came back to The National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lion where both are studying for a Masters degree. Here the members of the duo work with famous chamber musicians Marianne Piketty, Laurent Cabasso, Dana Ciocarlie, and Yovan Markovitch.

I round program

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Sonata No. 9 ("Kreutzer") · A major Op. 47
  2. Stasys Vainiūnas | Sonata for Violin and Piano · Op. 38

II round program

  1. Johannes Brahms | Violin Sonata No. 3 · D minor Op. 108
  2. Maurice Ravel | Violin Sonata No. 2 · G major M 77