A programme of great music for piano duet

with Zrinka and Andrew Bottrill

ZRINKA BOTTRILL was born in Croatia and started to play the piano at age 7. In 1993 she won a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied under Sulamita Aronovsky. She has won prizes in many international competitions, and her concerts, both solo and with orchestra, have been received with great acclaim in Britain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Russia and her native Croatia. She has performed in London at Queen Elizabeth Hall, where she played Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto with the LSO, as well as at St John’s Smith Square where she received huge acclaim for her recital of Sibelius’ music. Her performances of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto in Dubrovnik received ecstatic reviews.

While studying with Edith Vogel at the Guildhall School of Music, ANDREW BOTTRILL was awarded many prizes and scholarships, following which he gave concerts for the Kirckman Society, the Park Lane Group and performed in many festivals in the UK and abroad. Major appearances have included concerts in Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, and St John’s Smith Square. Andrew’s academic career has included professorships at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall. He is also a Director & Trustee of the London International Piano Competition.

This evening’s programme begins with Schubert’s sublime set of variations in A Flat, and concludes with Saint-Saens’ inspired “Carnival of the Animals”!

Here is the programme in full:

SCHUBERT – Variations on an original theme in A flat, D.813


JANACEK – From Act 1 of “The Cunning Little Vixen” (arranged by Andrew)


DVORAK – two Slavonic Dances

DEBUSSY – Petite Suite

AINT-SAENS – Carnival of the Animals

Concerts begin at 7pm, but please feel free to arrive from 6.30, when you may wish to reserve your seat(s) and enjoy a glass of wine.

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