KA presents an Evening of Western Classical Music

Date / Time
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
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O Heraldo, Goa
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Lorraine Music Academy and Kala Academy Goa presents a musical evening with Fali Pavri, Naomi Boole-Masterson and Lorraine Fiona Aloysius. Fali and Naomi, Scotland’s globally traveled and versatile musicians are performing today at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy, Panaji.

Previously, Fali Pavri and Lorraine performed in Gurgaon and New Delhi on December 20, 2010. They played compositions of world famous composers Chopin, Rachmaninov, Field, Schumann, Ginastara and John Mayer. This time, Naomi Boole-Masterson will join them in bringing music to the audience in Goa.

Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, started playing the piano from the age of 8, greatly encouraged and inspired by her mother Helen D’Cruz. Lorraine initially trained in Kuwait under Johnny Gomes. She then trained under the tutelage of Aida Francis. She is a Licentiate of Trinity College of London – UK. Lorraine has been living in Gurgaon since 2004 and is the Principal and Creative Director of Lorraine Music Academy.

Aubrey Aloysius, founder of the Lorraine Music Academy, says “This musical show has been five years in the making. We plan to have six more concerts in the year 2011, every two to three months, bringing down to Goa some of the best musicians in the world. Tal Kravitz will be here to perform for the next concert. This concert will be of 90 minutes duration and compositions of John Mayer, Beethoven, Chopin, Field, Schumann, Ginastara and Rachmaninov will be performed.”

Fali Pavri enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and adjudicator. He studied the piano at the Moscow Conservatoire with Professor Victor Merzhanov and at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Christopher Elton. Fali was, until recently, a member of the Pirasti Piano Trio and also a successful duo with his wife, cellist Naomi Boole-Masterson. He has recorded two critically acclaimed discs with the cellist Timothy Gill on the Guild label, including world premieres of two works by the Indian composer John Mayer (‘Prabhanda’ and Calcutta Nagar’). Fali Pavri is on the Piano Faculty at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama.

Naomi Boole-Masterson, studied at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange and won all the major cello prizes, as well as being awarded the Dip RAM in 1994. Naomi graduated in 1997 with the Master of Music degree and was also awarded the Aldo Parlsot Cello Prize for ‘outstanding achievement’. With her husband and duo partner Fali Pavri, she is a frequent performer at the major Music Festivals. In 1998, Naomi received a scholarship to study at the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove and until 2001 was the solo cellist with Royal Shakespeare Company where she had music especially written for her. Apart from performing with many note-worthy orchestras, she is a member of the Scottish Ensemble, formed from some of the most highly respected string players in Europe.

Seats for the event are available on first come first served basis.