Marino Capulli & Lizzie Elliott
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About the Event
Join us for this lunchtime concert featuring music fest regulars Marino Capulli, violin and Lizzie Elliott, cello
Corelli Violin Sonata Op 5 No 7
Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
Corelli Violin Sonata Op 5 No 10
I. Big Up
Marino Capulli, violin
Lizzie Elliott, cello
Lizzie Elliott is a British cellist from Merseyside, currently studying for a master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London, under the tutelage of Felix Schmidt. She holds a first-class honors degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Gillian Thoday, graduating in 2018. As a keen chamber musician, she plays with the string trio The Wondering Fiddlers with colleagues and friends Dr Alberto Sanna and Marino Capulli. The trio have travelled around the world together from Nairobi, Kenya to Bayamo and Havana in Cuba. They perform 18th century music, coach early music ensembles and share their musical ideas and discoveries. Lizzie has performed in the Quartet of the Italian Orchestra ‘I Solisti Aquilani’ and in Chamber Music Festivals in the UK such the Great Bowden Music Fest and Festival Fresco. She has performed in the solo quartet for Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro and had the opportunity to perform with the Elias Quartet whilst at the RNCM. She is a member of the Alegria Piano Trio, who have received coaching from the Elias Quartet, Sitovetsky Piano Trio, Manchester Piano Trio, Petr Prause and the late Peter Cropper. Lizzie has performed with the Italian Chamber orchestra, ‘I Solisti Aquilani’ as well as the Royal Academy Symphony and Opera Orchestras. She has performed regularly with the RNCM Symphony and Chamber orchestras both as principal and in the tutti. Through the Royal Academy she has had the opportunity to work alongside The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. In 2015 Lizzie made her concerto debut playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Easter Orchestral Society and since then has played Granville Bantock’s rarely played ‘Sapphic Poem’ and Gustav Holst’s ‘Invocation’ with the Port Sunlight Orchestra. Lizzie is honoured to have received tuition from esteemed cellists: Giovanni Sollima, Colin Carr, Mario Brunello, Miklos Perenyi, Hannah Roberts, Alice Neary, Rebecca Gilliver and Karine Georgian. As a teacher, Lizzie works with the charity Early Music as Education, providing the highest level of string coaching in the works of the 18th century as well as teaching primary school aged children in an innovative musicianship and string playing programme. She has given chamber music tuition, private lessons and masterclasses in Kenya and in Cuba as well as her regular teaching both in London and Liverpool.
Marino Capulli came to the attention of the public and critics at an early age by participating in numerous national and international competitions. He has attended masterclasses with Roberto Gonzalez Monjas, Emanuel Hurwitz, Reiner Honeck, Alberto Sanna, Gilles Apap, Ruggero Allifranchini, Mariana Sirbu, Emil Kamilarov, Mincho Minchev and Iuliu Hamza. He has been a member of the ‘Uto Ughi for Rome’ Youth Orchestra and concertmaster of the ‘Fedele Fenaroli’ Youth Symphony Orchestra of Lanciano, of the Symphony Orchestra of the Trasimeno and of the United Europe Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 he was invited to perform as an assistant concertmaster at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. Since 2007 he has collaborated with the orchestra Gli Archi del Cherubino of L'Aquila with which he has often performed as a soloist and taken part in important concert seasons such as those of the: Società Aquilana dei Concerti ‘B. Barattelli’, Ascolana Philharmonic, Association ‘Harmonia Novissima’, City of Macerata, ‘Santa Cecilia’ Conservatoire and Cornerstone Arts Festival of Liverpool Hope University (where he played Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’). He has performed in several prestigious venues such as: the Oratorio del Gonfalone in Rome, La Pergola Theatre in Florence, Ventidio Basso Theatre in Ascoli Piceno, Lauro Rossi Theatre in Macerata, Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento, Kulturpalota-Marosvasarhely in Targu Mures (Romania). In 2016 he was invited to perform in the Liverpool Charity Concert, which was part of the Scouservarius Legacy Project. During his time in Liverpool, he has been a frequent guest of BBC Radio Merseyside where he has been interviewed and has played live music by Bach, Paganini and Ysaÿe. Since 2017 he has been working regularly for the Liverpool-based charity Early Music As Education with which he has performed in many cities and venues, including St Anne's College, University of Oxford. He has participated in numerous recordings, including one featuring pianist Alexander Lonquich as a soloist; he has also collaborated with the Colibrì Ensemble and important musicians such as: Enrico Dindo, Alberto Sanna, Ruggero Allifranchini, Gianni De Rosa, Marcello Scandelli, Liana Mosca, Gianluca Sulli, Fabio Bagnoli, Francesco Di Rosa, Pietro Borgonovo, Uto Ughi, Bruno Aprea, Gemma Bertagnolli, Massimo Giorgi, Adriano Guarnieri, Massimo Spadano, Vanni Moretto, Marco Rogliano, Cecilia Gasdia, Carlo Goldstein. In 2016 he joined the famous chamber orchestra I Solisti Aquilani with which he has since performed in some of the most important Italian and European concert seasons and with internationally famous artists such as: Shlomo Mintz, Marco Rizzi, Misha Maisky, Giovanni Sollima, Mario Brunello, Sergei Nakariakov, John Malkovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alessandro Carbonare. With I Solisti, he has played in the Salone dei Corazzieri del Quirinale on the Italian Republic Day in the presence of President Mattarella; the concert was broadcast live by the Italian TV RAI Uno.