Acclaimed violin and piano duo, Eleanor Percy and Irina Lyakhovskaya have been performing recitals together since 2000. From 2003 – 2004, they were the Helen Roll Junior Fellows at Trinity College of Music, London where they studied as a duo with Nona Liddell MBE and John Bingham. Now approaching two decades of collaboration, they have developed a vast repertoire with a unique and unified musical voice.
They gave their Wigmore Hall debut in 2005 to critical acclaim, supported by the Tillett Trust and the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, and have since returned to perform there several times. They have also given concerts at many of Europe’s leading venues, including the Southbank Centre, St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Porto Coliseum and the Smetana Hall in Prague. In the UK, they have appeared at concert clubs and festivals across the country, ranging from recitals in Scotland to being Artists in Residence at Eastbourne Arts Centre where they recently performed the complete Beethoven Sonatas.
In 2015, Eleanor and Irina were chosen by members of the Bliss Trust to give the first ever concert performance of the Violin Sonata by the distinguished English composer, Sir Arthur Bliss. Their work has been broadcast on BBC television and radio and featured on Classic FM. They have recorded works by Prokofiev and Brahms for the IMLab label and the complete Mozart Sonatas for the legendary Melodiya label.