TWO young Russian-born musicians arrive in Huddersfield on Monday to play at a concert in St Paul’s Hall.
Maria Milstein (violin) and Miriam Leskis (piano) will play a programme of music by Schubert, Janacek, Beethoven and Stravinsky in the latest of the Huddersfield Music Society concerts.
Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Maria Milstein started playing the violin when she was five.
Her family moved to France 10 years ago and in 1997 she won the UFAM International Youth Competition in Paris.
Maria has studied in Italy, at the Guildhall School of Music in London and more recently at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam. She gives concerts throughout Europe.
Miriam Leskis was born in Moscow and grew up in Israel.
She performed as a soloist across Israel, in Russia and Switzerland. After military service, Miriam studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Miriam holds degrees in musicology and philosophy as well as a Masters in Cultural Studies.
This talented musician also has a Masters degree in piano accompaniment from the Guildhall where she is working as a professional accompanist.