2013 Julius Isserlis Scholar
Awarded: £20,000 grant towards study abroad
Ariana Kashefi has performed as a soloist and chamber music in most major venues around London including Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall (Elgar Room), the Purcell Room and Cadogan Hall. Born in 1991 Ariana studied at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music with Robert Max and later went on to study at the Royal College of Music as an Amaryllis Scholar with Melissa Phelps. At the RCM she has been principal cello in all the major orchestras and has won the Amaryllis Fleming cello prize, played Prokofiev Concertino with the RCM Symphony orchestra and has been named an ‘RCM rising star’.
Ariana has been selected to take part in the London Symphony Orchestra string experience scheme for 2013 which will result in concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra. Ariana is also the winner of the 2013 Making Music Awards for young Concert Artists. (AYCA) and is the recipient of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Sociaty’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship for instrumental studies abroad.
Ralph Kirshbaum, International Cello Soloist: For 40 years London has been a base for my concert and teaching activities, I endorse and support with gratitude the indispensable work of the RPS.
DID YOU KNOW?
Before there were traffic lights: coachmen delivering audience members to Philharmonic Society concerts at the Harmonic Institution were asked to ‘set down and take up with their horses’ heads facing Piccadilly’.