PIANIST, Natacha Kudritskaya, and violin player, Daniel Rowland, are two of the most exciting, adventurous and colourful artists performing today. Next Wednesday (February 6) as the Rowland Kudritskaya duo, they're the gifted guests of the fortnightly Kendal Midday Concert Club, performing Stravinsky's Divertimento for Violin and Piano (after The Fairy’s Kiss), Piece en forme de habanera by Ravel and Franck's Violin Sonata in A major. Since meeting at the Kuhmo Festival in 2011 they've played worldwide and recorded two CDs. Their Kendal Town Hall performance starts at 1pm.

Daniel - professor of violin at London's Royal College of Music and an International Visiting Artist at RIAM in Dublin - has established himself on the international scene as a highly versatile, charismatic and adventurous performer. Concerto performances last year included Philip Glass with the Orchestre de Picardie and at the Kuhmo Festival, Lindberg Concerto in Joensuu. He was born in London, and started his violin lessons in Enschede after his parents moved to Twente in the eastern Netherlands.

Pianist Natacha was born in Perm in the Urals. Her parents, both musicians, encouraged her to play the piano. Natacha studied in Kiev at the Lysenko School and the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music. She was awarded the Grand Prix by the Safran Foundation for Music and won first prize at the Vibrarté International Music Competition and the Robert Casadesus Prize for her performance of French music. Natacha has emerged as one of the most strikingly original pianists of her generation. Her first album on the Deutsche Gramophone label, Nocturnes, was released in 2015.