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Ionel Manciu

the violin player

Born in Bender and raised in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, Ionel Manciu took his first violin lessons from Tamara Caftanat and later Galina Buinovschi at the musical lyceum Ciprian Porumbescu in Chisinau. He made his official debut at the age of ten with the Moldovan National Chamber Orchestra. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall […]

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Matyas Gayer

  Matyas Gayer is one of the few leading figures in the new generation of jazz musicians and known to be one of a handful of young pianists who is successfully forging his own distinctive style and musical voice out of the greatness of a jazz piano tradition. Here at World Heart Beat we have […]

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Celtic Programme: Irish Music Workshop

Children enjoying Celtic Fiddle Lessons in Wandsworth, SW London

Some of our musicians had the great opportunity of taking part in a Celtic Irish music workshop. Many had never taken part in this genre of music before, so it was an enriching experience where they could learn new music by ear, unlike in classical music. Miranda Gallacher, a fantastic drummer, even had the chance […]

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Workshop with film composer Alex Heffes

On the 17th July World Heart Beat had the wonderful experience of having a workshop with the inspirational British film composer Alex Heffes. His film scores include those for the BAFTA-winning Touching the Void, and Oscar-winning movies One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland, and Inside Job. Heffes was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for his work on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Our musicians we able to play with him and learn about his amazing career in music.  […]

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