Wide variety of musicians playing live sessions at UGT

Duo at Under Ground Theatre in May 2016 SUS-160420-145834001
Duo at Under Ground Theatre in May 2016 SUS-160420-145834001

The Under Ground Theatre’s 16th season of Chamber Recitals comes to a glorious conclusion on Sunday May 8 when Duo play their third and final recital to complete their playing of each one of Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas.

Their performance starts at 2.45pm and the venue is open from 2.15pm.

Duo is a combination of violin played by Eleanor Percy and piano played by Irina Lyakhovskaya. Their performances and extensive repertoire have been highly acclaimed by other musicians and the national and international press, and they are regular performers at, and supporters of, the Under Ground Theatre and the Eastbourne Arts Centre in general.

Eleanor graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2002 and Russian born Irina from the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 1999. Despite their hectic schedule, Duo has performed in every season of the Under Ground Theatre Eastbourne Chamber Music recitals since their inauguration in 1999 except one.

Individually, Eleanor and Irina are highly successful soloists, who have won many prizes, at national and international level.

They describe the Under Ground as one of their favourite venues: they are certainly firm favourites with UGT audiences. Tickets £10.

Other musical hightlights at UGT include R&R tomorrow (Saturday April 23) from 10-12 midday, and Eastbourne’s Got Talent in aid of Macmillan tomorrow evening, then the Under Ground Acoustic Session on Thursday April 28, and Rhythme Futur on Friday April 29. Saturday April 30 sees a return to the venue for Simon Joslin who will prove there was more to the 1960s than The Beatles and Rolling Stones - prepare to sit back and enjoy the likes of He’ll Have To Go, a massive hit for Jim Reeves in 1960, and Devil Woman by Marty Robbins. Among the other songs he may be singing is Ruby, about a paralysed veteran of a “crazy Asian war”, made famous by Kenny Rogers.