intimate sonatas

  • RAKHI / KATYA is a huge sound world from just two instruments.
  • RAKHI / KATYA is international artists in the north.
  • RAKHI / KATYA is chamber music at the highest level.


TOUR DATES: Wed 27 Jun - Fri 29 Jun 2018
CITIES: Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester

the artists


the music

PROKOFIEV Selections from "Visions Fugitives", Op. 22
CAGE 6 Melodies
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2
KURTAG Solo violin works TBA
BACH Solo violin works TBA
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op 80

about the show

Rakhi Singh, our Music Director, performing with Katya Apekisheva, one of Europe’s foremost pianists. We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to close our first season as Ensemble in Residence at The Stoller Hall.

RAKHI / KATYA is our smallest, most focussed show of the year, and yet these musicians conjure up a whole world of sound from just two instruments. This is chamber music at the highest level - music of tremendous scope and passion performed by artists at the peak of their careers.

Alongside the sonatas by Prokofiev and Beethoven, this show also gives Rakhi and Katya the chance to shine as soloists - we will hear work on an intimate scale by Kurtag and Bach. Finally, it wouldn’t be a Manchester Collective show without a joker in the deck - the wild card in the mix is John Cage’s Six Melodies for Violin and Piano, music of exquisite beauty and construction.

We’ll leave you with the words of music journal Gramophone, who recently described Katya as “a profoundly gifted artist who has already achieved artistic greatness.”

You won’t want to miss it.


concession tickets

Manchester Collective offers concession tickets to under 18s, full time students, senior citizens, and to the unemployed. Concession tickets are available for £5 for every show that we produce.

Please note that proof of eligibility for your concession ticket will be requested upon entry.

at the door

As our concerts tend to sell out before the day of the show, we encourage all of our guests to buy tickets in advance. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the door.

Unfortunately, we are not able to process cash payments on the day - please bring a bank card with you to avoid disappointment!