Biography

Foyle-Štšura Duo were praised for playing of ‘compelling conviction’ by the Daily Telegraph at their Purcell Room debut in 2015. The same year, they won the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Duo Competition in London and the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy. Since starting their collaboration in 2012, they have performed extensively in prestigious venues across the United Kingdom including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Buckingham Palace, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Purcell Room and at the Philharmonia/Royal College of Music Lutoslawski Centenary Festival. In 2016 alone, they performed in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, New York Chamber Music Festival, Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Wigmore Hall in London and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, as well as being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’, NPO Radio 4 and Estonian Klassikaraadio. Since 2014, they are City Music Foundation and Live Music Now artists and have received coaching from Stephen Kovacevich and Maxim Vengerov.

‘… superlative musicians and technicians … delivered a varied and demanding programme with considerable maturity. […] The two instrumentalists play with astonishing mutual understanding, feeling and responsiveness. Both players performed the entire programme from memory. […] an assured rendition of César Franck’s enduringly popular Violin Sonata … Foyle and Štšura offered an unwaveringly engaging performance …this was certainly impressive and enjoyable playing.’ – Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard International

London, July 2016

‘Schubert’s ‘Grand Duo’ was precisely that, two equal virtuosos playing wonderfully together, from memory … intensely rewarding concentration from both players and the audience. The communication between them was remarkable… It was no surprise that they received such thunderous applause.’ – Andrew Connal, thelatest.co.uk

Brighton, May 2016

‘An excellent and well-matched duo’ – Colin Anderson, The Classical Source.
London, January 2015

‘An extraordinary sense of ensemble playing’ – Toomas Velmet, Sirp.
Tallinn, June 2014

‘An abundance of mature musical expression and a rare, seemingly limitless variety of tonal colour.’

Borbecker Nachrichten (Essen), May 2014