Mark Lupin and Ayke Agus in Concert
In a recital benefitting the UVic Graduate String Quartet Program, we welcome gu...
Sat. September 30th 2023 + Add to Calendar
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin B-Wing (All Ages)
7:00am - 9:00am Doors at: 6:30am
In a recital benefitting the UVic Graduate String Quartet Program, we welcome guest violinist Mark Lupin, and pianist Ayke Agus — both former students of the legendary Jascha Heifetz. Prepare to be transported to a world of exquisite harmony and emotion as the duo brings to life works by Ernest Chausson and Camille Saint-Saëns. Joined by UVic School of Music cellist, Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, they will also perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor.
Known for breathing life into every note he plays, Mark Lupin's artistry knows no bounds. A Canadian concert violinist born in Oxford, England, Lupin was awarded a scholarship for violin studies at the University of Cincinnati at age six, and at the age of seven, he was accepted to study with Sigmund Effron, the concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He won the Heifetz Scholarship Award for two years intensive private study with Jascha Heifetz in Beverly Hills and at the University of Southern California. His other remarkable teachers include Ivan Galamian in New York as well as Joseph Gingold and Franco Gulli in Bloomington, Indiana. Lupin made his television debut at the age of seven, his London début with the London Mozart Players in the Queen Elisabeth Hall in 1981 and his solo début the same year at the Wigmore Hall. He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
A pianist of unparalleled skill and sensitivity, Dr. Ayke Agus is a native of Indonesia and began her concert career on both the violin and the piano at the age of 7. She will forever be known as the last accompanist during the last fifteen years of the world renowned Russian American violinist, Jascha Heifetz’s life. She performed as pianist with Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky in chamber music concerts. Dr. Agus has given masterclasses and lecture concerts around the world including the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia), the Jascha Heifetz concert Hall in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Juilliard School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music in London (RAC), New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Royal Music Conservatory of Birmingham (UK), Rice University (Houston), UCLA, The Yang Siew Toh (YST) National Music Conservatory of Singapore, University of Indonesia in Jakarta, and all the major cities of Indonesia.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin B-Wing