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  • Evelina Puzaité – Cosima Piano Quintet
  • Scottish Music Centre
  • 2 Mar 2012

After her phenomenal concert at St. Andrew's Cathedral in May 2011, Evelina Puzaité - who regularly performs at Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and the Barbican - is coming back to Glasgow to inspire again in Lentfest 2012 and to Paisley to take part in Music Nation's Weaving Musical Threads. This year, 3 weeks before flying to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall, she is travelling to Scotland for the very first time with her quintet, Cosima, to perform Studies in Order and Beauty, comprising the rarely heard Korngold Piano Quintet, as well as Mozart, Schubert and in Paisley a solo of Rachmaninov's Moments Musicaux - taste of her debut in Carnegie Hall.

Evelina, the sensitive and charismatic international concert pianist, set up her quintet in order to explore pieces of music that are not often heard. Cosima means Order and Beauty and the quintet will be performing with their own unique brand of these musical qualities, with their deep commitment and abounding energy.

Cosima are graduates of The Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and current students. As their regular first violinist is touring with the London Symphony Orchestra, the brilliant Diana Galvydyte is joining Cosima for this tour:

The other members are Angélique Lihou (cello), Jenny Lewisohn (viola) and Algirdas Galdikas (violin).

Evelina's talent also lies in art, photography and writing. Her book, Tempo Primo, will be for sale, as well as her CDs.

They will be performing at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel on Friday 2nd March at 7pm.

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...wave upon wave of applause washed across the concert hall in acknowledgement of her outstanding performance... Brighton, 2011

...there was real excitement The Times, Wigmore Hall

...always beautiful and technically accomplished in every way International Record Review

One of the most exciting young ensembles I have heard Prof. Alexander Baillie, Conway Hall, 2011

Puzaite showed herself a fearless pianist, in complete and poetic control of some thick textures

Radiant string-playing brought out the melancholy, soaring songfulness of the String Quartet... The Sunday Telegraph, October 2011

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