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Maxim Calver (cello) & Gorka Plada Giron (piano) - BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN

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Assembly House Classical Presents

Maxim Culver (cello) & (piano) - BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN


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J.S. Bach - Cello Suite no.1 in G major, BWV 1007

S. Rachmaninoff - Cello Sonata Op. 19



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British cellist Maxim Calver made his concerto debut with the CBSO in Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of the Grand Final of BBC Young Musician 2018. He has performed in major venues throughout the UK and Europe, including Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and BOZAR (Brussels). In September he takes up a scholarship at the Royal College of Music.

British cellist Maxim Calver made his concerto debut in Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of the Grand Final of BBC Young Musician 2018. His performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC4. Earlier in the competition, he won the Strings Category Final performing works by Lutoslawski, Brahms, and Stravinsky.

Maxim, from Gorleston-on-Sea, is a pupil at the Yehudi Menuhin School where he has been a student of Thomas Carroll for ten years. In September, Maxim takes up an RCM scholarship to continue his studies at the Royal College of Music with Melissa Phelps. He has participated in masterclasses with leading cellists including Steven Isserlis, Heinrich Schiff, Julian Lloyd Webber, Paul Katz, and Guy Johnston.

Maxim has performed in major venues throughout the UK and Europe, including Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and BOZAR (Brussels). Festival appearances include the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Southwold Arts Festival and the Wimbledon International Festival, where his performance of Delius’ Cello Sonata was singled out for its ‘depth of tone and passionate intensity’ (Planet Hugill, 2014).

A committed chamber musician, in 2018 Maxim toured the Netherlands as part of Trio Pantoum, appearing at venues in The Hague, Ede and Amsterdam. Their performance of Ravel’s Piano Trio was broadcast live from the Concertgebouw on Dutch Radio. Maxim has also released a CD of Schoenberg’s String Quartet No.1, recorded with fellow participants of the chamber music course ‘MusicWorks’, with whom he was invited to perform the work at the Lewes Chamber Music Festival.

MusicWorks, the National Children’s Orchestra and Pro Corda were critical in laying the foundations for Maxim’s musical development. With NCO, he was honoured to perform as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations as well as concerts in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall and Colston Hall. Maxim is very grateful to have the support of YCAT through their aftercare scheme for finalists of BBC Young Musician.

Maxim plays an Alberto Aloysius, dated 1906.



Gorka Plada Girón - Piano

Born in 2002 in El Puerto de Santa María (Spain), Gorka showed his interest in music at a very early age. He began teaching himself the piano from the age of five, before joining the local music school three years later where he received piano tuition from Maria Jesús Durán. In 2016, Gorka joined the Yehudi Menuhin School where he studies piano with Marcel Baudet and was awarded a scholarship by the UK’s Music and Dance Scheme.

Gorka has performed throughout Spain, UK, Germany and Holland participating in festivals including the Wimbledon Festival, Segovia Music Festival and Maryat Players Festival. He has had considerable success in numerous competitions, concerts and festivals as both soloist and chamber musician. He was awarded 1st prize and Chopin prize in the Julio Casas International Piano Competition, 2nd prize in Enschede Piano Competition 1st prize and audience prize in Lorenzo Palomo chamber music competition, 3rd prize in the Intercollegiate Beethoven competition and 1st prize in Santa Cecilia Piano Competition. Gorka has received masterclasses from Robert Levin, Cordelia Höffer, Paul Roberts, Claudio Martinez Menher and Ángel Sánzo, among many others.

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