Salon musical: Lilya Tymchyshyn & Callum Smart - CANCELLED

Due to the COVID-19 this event is unfortunately cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience. We think supporting these young artists is important, especially in times like this: you’ll find more information on how to discover their work below.

The Alliance Française de Manchester was due to welcome two very talented students from the Royal Northern College of Music on 27 March. Lilya Tymchyshyn on the viola and Callum Smart on violin, were due to play an evening of duets and solo pieces from celebrated composers such as Mozart, Händel, Johan Halvorsen, Béla Bartók and Bohuslav Martinu.


Click here to discover Callum Smart’s music through his two albums, a debut recital album and ’La Voix’. You can also follow Lilya Tymchyshyn’s artistic news here.

Lilya Tymchyshyn

Lilya’s mission as a musician is simple; to inspire and move the people around her, as they do for her.

She began her musical journey early, as a four-year old, listening to her mother sing opera. But it was upon discovering the warm, rich sound of a viola, that Lilya finally found her musical voice.

After finishing her studies with Hariolf Schlichtig at the University of Music and Arts Munich, Lilya moved back to the UK and is currently an artist on the International Artist Diploma programme at the RNCM, generously supported by the Dorothy Stone Scholarship.

She is a laureate of many international competitions, including the Johannes Brahms Competition and Beethoven’s Hradec Competition (1st Prize).

An extremely enthusiastic chamber musician, Lilya has performed in many festivals including West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian and Verbier Festival. Highlights of the next season 2019/20 include a full evening recital at the RNCM, chamber music collaborations with James Campbell and Julian Rachlin and her concerto debut with the BBC Philharmonic orchestra.


Callum Smart

Callum Smart attracted wide public attention at the age of thirteen having won the strings category of the 2010 BBC Young Musicians Competition performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. He now enjoys critical acclaim for his lyrical and accomplished interpretations.

Callum Smart has worked with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera. Last season he made his debut with BBC Philharmonic performing Berg’s Violin Concerto.

Now with two recital discs to his name, 2016 saw the release of Smart’s second disc on the Orchid Classics label with pianist Richard Uttley. ‘La Voix’, featured as one of the Strad Magazine’s recommended recordings of the month and was accorded 4 star reviews both in the BBC Music Magazine and the Observer.

Smart is now on the International Artist Diploma postgraduate course at the Royal Northern College of Music, and has recently received a Senior Award from the Hattori Foundation.