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Eloisa-Fleur Thom violin & Mark Austin
Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.18
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82
Brahms: Violin Sonata in G, Op.78
The Violin Sonata of 1887 is really the last full-length chamber piece to be written by Strauss. Most violin sonatas of the late nineteenth century were written by composers on the "Brahms" side of the musical divide. Strauss however was firmly on the "Wagner" side of the musical divide, and that makes this sonata particularly interesting.
Eloisa-Fleur Thom is a violinist increasingly in demand both as soloist and chamber musician performing concertos and recitals across the country. She studied as an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music where she was awarded the Edwin Samuel Dove Prize and the Mary Burgess Prize for BMus Graduates Academic Achievement at graduation. Eloisa-Fleur also received the John Mundy Gift, Ayling Academic Prize, the Amadeus Scholarship and the John Waterhouse Prize.
Through prizes and engagements, Eloisa-Fleur has also enjoyed performing as soloist with many orchestras. Recent performances include concertos by Dvorak, Bruch
and Mozart. She has given concerts at prestigious venues such as the Bridgewater Hall, Fairfield's Hall, St Martin-in-the-fields, Chichester Festival, Wigmore Hall
and Kings Place.