Lunchtime concert from contemporary cello and piano duo

Published: 16 October 2009 at 12:19

Austrian duo Florian Kitt and Rita Medjimorec prepare to delight Cambridge audience

Austrian Duo Florian Kitt (cello) and Rita Medjimorec (piano) will be featured at the next Lunchtime Concert from Anglia Ruskin University on 30 October at 1.10 at the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge. The free of charge Friday lunchtime weekly concerts are a part of the autumn programme from the Department of Music and Performing Arts spanning from now until December.

The concert will herald the return of the duo for a programme of music which includes Märchenbilder, Op.113 by Schumann, Prokofiev's Cello Sonata plus a new work, Out of the Depths Comes Song, composed by Anthony Payne specially for the ensemble.

Florian Kitt is one of the best exponents of the contemporary cello repertoire. Following his debut at the Konzerthaus, Vienna in 1964 he has appeared as soloist with many leading orchestras and conductors, given cello recitals and made numerous recordings. In addition to his established Classical and Romantic works, his performances of more recent works have always gained high praise - György Ligeti's Cello Concerto at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Diego Masson bringing particular acclaim by press and the public as did performances of two concertos by Nigel Osborne, both dedicated to Florian Kitt, which were successfully performed all over the world.

Rita Medjimorec graduated from the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg, receiving the highest distinctions for both her teaching and soloist diplomas. From 1973-1990 Rita led a course for specially talented children at the Musikhochschule in Graz, where she also taught piano accompaniment. She now holds the post of accompanist for the University for Music in Vienna.  

For full details of the Lunchtime Concert series please visit or contact Festival Director Alan Rochford, . Admission is FREE to this and all lunchtime performances.