We are heading towards the final concert of the season. On Friday 20th April at 7:30 we will be welcoming Arte Arnicane back. A favourite with Music in West Kilbride, for this concert she will be in the company of her husband, cellist Florian Articans. These two virtuoso performers will be performing works by Mendelssohn, Suk, Dvorak, Ravel, de Falla, Brahms and more.
Latvian pianist Arta Arnicane has a quality of winning listeners’ full attention, combined with the warmth and intelligence of her programmes and interpretations, allows her to fascinate both small gatherings and large audiences in concert halls such as the Rudolfinum, Prague and the Zurich Tonhalle.
She has an extensive solo repertoire and her interpretations of the Mozart piano concertos as well as impressionistic music have always won special appreciation. She collaborates regularly with conductors John Gibbons and Martin Lebel, and is in demand as a soloist with youth orchestras for her temperament and ability to inspire.
Florian Arnicans’s musical journey began in Namibia, where he had his first cello lessons at the age of five and discovered his love and calling for music. After completing his degree at the Robert Schumann College of Music in Düsseldorf, he attended the soloist’s class at the Conservatoire de Lausanne in Switzerland. He was awarded the Max Jost Prize for obtaining his soloist’s diploma with distinction, and went on to study for his master’s diploma in chamber music with the renowned Guarneri Trio Prague, graduating with distinction in Lucerne.
He is much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, and has performed with renowned orchestras and at music festivals such as the Lake Constance Festival (2013), the Bregenz Festival (2013) the London Proms (2014), the Lucerne Festival (2016) and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (2017)