Ragged Music Festival 2

The Second Ragged Music Festival was nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2021 for Classical Music along side the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Petrenko’s Mahler I & II and the Lockdown Commissions Lawrence Power 

For the second year Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy have devised three recitals bringing together some of the finest musicians in Europe.

The light-filled, unrenovated rooms at the top of the Ragged School Museum create an intimate atmosphere to experience three sparkling recitals.

Together with Nicolas Baldeyrou, Alina Ibragimova, Andrei Ioniță and Elisabeth Leonskaja they play Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Messiaen, Schubert, Shostakovich and Stravinsky.

 “after the success of the first Ragged Music Festival we didn’t have to think twice about doing the next one. We couldn’t wait to gather again at the wonderful quirky Ragged School Museum to play the music we loved with the musicians we loved and admired.”

Pavel & Samson


Friday 2nd October 2020

Bach. Partita for violin no. 2 in D Minor BWV1004

Alina Ibragimova

Messiaen. Quartet for the End of Time

Alina Ibragimova, Andrei Ioniță, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Samson Tsoy

Saturday 3rd October 2020

Beethoven. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 5, Op. 102 No. 2

Andrei Ioniță, Samson Tsoy

Stravinsky. Duo Concertant for violin and piano

Alina Ibragimova, Pavel Kolesnikov

Schubert. Piano Sonata in B flat Major D 960

Elisabeth Leonskaja

Sunday 4th October 2020

Brahms. Sonata for clarinet and piano in F Minor, Op. 120 no. 1

Nicolas Baldeyrou, Samson Tsoy

Brahms. Waltzes for four hands Op. 39

Elisabeth Leonskaja, Pavel Kolesnikov, Samson Tsoy

Shostakovich. Piano Trio in E Minor No. 2, Op. 67

Alina Ibragimova, Andrei Ioniță Elisabeth Leonskaja


For decades now, Elisabeth Leonskaja has been among the most celebrated pianists of our time. In a world dominated by the media, she has remained true to herself and to her music. “Elisabeth Leonskaja’s journey leads from one pinnacle to another. By constantly excelling herself, driven by her own personal demands, by her passion and her intelligence she has scaled the heights achieved only by the greatest, not just of today, but of an entire epoch: those of a Clara Haskil, a Lipatti, and of modernity to boot” DIAPASON MAGAZINE

Elisabeth Leonskaja © Marco Boggreve

Hailed by DIAPASON MAGAZINE as a “concertist well-grounded for all kinds of challenges”, the clarinetist Nicolas Baldeyrou is one of the most virtuosic and inspired performers today. He distinguished himself on the international stage, winning three most prestigious music competitions: ARD Competition in Munich, the Dos Hermanas Competition in Sevilla, and finally, the ICA Young Artist Competition in the United States.

Nicolas Baldeyrou © Sylvaine Pierre

“When Pavel Kolesnikov made his Wigmore Hall debut in 2014, it was immediately obvious that we were in the presence of the rarest of talents. Kolesnikov balances intimacy with drama in his intensely personal interpretations, often daring in their originality. He approaches the keyboard with love in his heart and extracts from it a succession of spells”. Critics Circle Music Awards 2019

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel

Andrei Ioniță is one of the most prominent cellists of his generation. He won the First Prize at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and then was invited to join the BBC New Generation Artists scheme in 2016. “Here’s a cellist of superb skill, musical imagination and a commitment to music of our time” GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

Andrei Ioniță © Nikolaj Lund

Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists. “The immediacy and honesty of Ibragimova’s playing has the curious ability to collapse any sense of distance between performer and listener”. THE GUARDIAN

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel

Lauded for originality and intense drama of his interpretations, Samson Tsoy performed on stages from Wigmore Hall to Mariinsky Theatre and from the Untied Nations in New York to the Fidelio Orchestra Cafe in London. Active both as a soloist and a collaborative musician he formed a duo with Pavel Kolesnikov which was praised as “inspiration for our dark times” in Sunday Times.

Samson Tsoy © Benjamin Ealovega

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