Russian violinist opens MK50 concert season

Anna Liisa Bezrodny

Anna Liisa Bezrodny

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Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) launches its MK50 Celebration concert series this week.

The first of seven MK50 Celebration concerts from the orchestra this in 2017, all featuring internationally renowned soloists under the baton of world-class music director, Damian Iorio, will be held on Friday, January 6 at The Venue MK, at 7.30pm.

Leading Russian violinist Anna Liisa Bezrodny will return to MKCO for the January concert and perform the marvellous Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 written by the composer when he was just 19.

The orchestra will open the concert with the Beethoven Egmont Overture and the finale will be Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3 (Scottish).

Anna Liisa has previously performed with the orchestra and is in great demand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician all over the world, receiving praise from music critics around the globe. Born into a distinguished family of musicians in Moscow, Anna Liisa is passionate about music education and regularly teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Chairman of MKCO Marian Livingstone said: “We are delighted to welcome such astounding classical talent to MK for the MK50 celebrations.”