- Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova began playing the instrument at the age of eight following encouragement from her grandmother, who has roots in the folk tradition of accordion playing. She studied for a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has received numerous awards. Recent engagements have included performances with the Latvian National Symphony, Sinfonietta Riga, the Mariinsky Theatre and CBSO under Valery Gergiev, recitals in the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room, and a debut recital at the Lucerne Festival. Further highlights include a collaboration with the Belcea Quartet, and a tour of Switzerland with guitarist Miloš Karadaglić. A keen ambassador for her instrument, Sidorova has done a good deal of outreach work in UK primary schools with the help of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and has worked with a number of contemporary composers.
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