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Format: 2014-07-29
Format: 2014-07-29
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 13:00
    Mozart on differing keyboards, Piano vs Fortepiano at BCU Int Piano Academy
    Di Xiao, Sharona Joshua
    Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham B3 3HG
    United Kingdom

    Birmingham City University (BCU) International Piano Academy Course director Di Xiao and pianist Sharona Joshua present this fascinating and unique concert that gives the audience the opportunity learn the differences between ancient and contemporary instruments through two wonderful Mozart sonatas.

    The performers will present the same music on both fortepiano and modern piano to reveal the differences in phrasing, fingering and interpretation at different periods in history. You will be invited to see the difference for yourself by trying both instruments at the end of the concert.

    This concert is one of 10 public events that make up the BCU International Piano Academy 2014.

    Sonata for Piano No 12 in F
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 17 in B flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    £10, £5; free for under 18s Available from 0121 331 5909 Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm.
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    Fri, 2014-08-08 20:00
    Evelina De Lain Trio at Pizza Express Pheasantry
    Alisa Klimanska, Evelina De Lain, Frederique Legrand
    Pizza Express - The Pheasantry London SW3 4UT
    United Kingdom

    Jazz, Classical, Original - Evelina De Lain Trio featuring virtuoso pianist-composer Evelina De Lain (piano, vocals) with incredible Alisa Klimanska on flutes and accomplished Frederique Legrand (cello).

    Virtuoso pianist and composer Evelina De Lain is a unique and multi-faceted artist, who effectively blends classical performance, contemporary classical composition and jazz interpretation into an innovative and compelling concert style.

    With Masters in Music from Kiev Conservatoire, Evelina performs classical recitals with the same ease as jazz and contemporary concerts. Having released three albums and two sheet music books, and with two new albums on the way, Evelina has already gained international recognition.

    Five-time Emmy Award winning composer Mark Watters called her ‘a unique creation’ that is rapidly inventing her own genre’, while legendary American jazz singer Tony Bennett said that her ‘jazz interpretations stopped him in his tracks”.

    Evelina has participated in A-List events, including top national exhibition opening and awards.

    Alisa Klimanska (flutes)

    Alisa Klimanska was born in Riga, Latvia and since the early childhood music took a very special
    place in her life. Winner of many flute and chamber music competitions in Latvia, Alisa gained an extensive experience in classical music and participated in concerts and festivals in Latvia, Germany and London.

    Alisa has been living in London, UK since 2008 and graduated Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Currently Alisa is collaborating with musicians from different genres, teaches flute and works with children and adults with special needs.

    Alisa believes that music is a limitless power that can bring us better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Her warm and sincere musicality has already found a place in many people’s hearts.

    Frederique Legrand (cello)

    Frederique started playing the piano at the age of 3. After completing her diploma at the Valenciennes conservatoire, she began to study the cello with David Lowerse and Helene Dautry, and completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music in 2009, under the instruction of Alexander Boyarsky. In 2009 she her Masters degree at the Royal College, studying with Thomas Carroll. For the last three consecutive years, she was nominated as an RCM ‘Rising Star”, resulting in performances at the renowned Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall. She has been selected as the Mills Williams junior fellow in 2011 and the year after that finished her Artist Diploma
    She has performed as soloist on many occasions playing Elgar, Gulda, Sollima Concertos with several orchestras in London and various other locations.
    Frederique is also a regular recitalist, performing throughout Europe, is a member of the Hera Quartet (Proms 2010, Wigmore Hall, Elgar Room, South Bank) and plays in several orchestras (with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Essa Peka Salonen, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, and many others). The Hera quartet won the string quartet competition at the RCM, also as the Helen Just and Susan Connell Prize.

    Natsumi, The Flying Girl
    Evelina De Lain (1977-)
    Rhapsody in Blue
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio
    Claude Bolling (1930-)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Otto e mezzo
    Nino Rota (1911-1979)
    £12.50 Available from 08456027017 Mon to Sat, 10AM to 5PM.
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    Tue, 2014-07-29 14:15
    Marios Papadopoulos Masterclass
    Marios Papadopoulos
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano Masterclass directed by Marios Papadopoulos with students Jonathan Jun Yang and Vitaly Pisarenko.

    Sonata for Piano No 6 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 8 in C minor, 'Pathétique'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Wed, 2014-07-30 09:30
    Marios Papadopoulos Masterclass and Lecture
    Marios Papadopoulos
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano Masterclass directed by Marios Papadopoulos with students Rodolfo Leone and Robin Giesbrecht, followed by a lecture by Marios Papadopoulos

    ‘Pianism Today: The pianist’s challenges in an ever-changing musical environment’

    Fantasy in C, 'Wandererfantasie'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Sonata for Piano No 32 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 09:30
    Menahem Pressler Masterclass
    Menahem Pressler
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano Masterclass directed by Menahem Pressler with students Robin Giesbrecht, Johnson Li and Rodolfo Leone.

    Sonatine
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Impromptu in A flat
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Gaspard de la nuit
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
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    Fri, 2014-08-01 14:15
    Stephen Kovacevich Masterclass
    Stephen Kovacevich
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano masterclass directed by Stephen Kovacevich with students Lucas Krupinski, Yang Liu, Jonathan Jun Yang and Derek Wang.

    Ballade No 4 in F minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    3 Estampes
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Rondo capriccioso in E
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Sonata for Piano
    Alban Berg (1885-1935)
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    Sat, 2014-08-02 09:30
    Menahem Pressler Masterclass
    Menahem Pressler
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano Masterclass directed by Menahem Pressler with students Yuchong Wu, Denys Zhdanov and Vitaly Pisarenko.

    Fantasy in C, 'Wandererfantasie'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 6 in A
    Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
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    Sat, 2014-08-02 14:15
    Dame Fanny Waterman Masterclass
    Dame Fanny Waterman
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano Masterclass directed by Dame Fanny Waterman with students Anna Larsen and Jiarui Li.

    French Suite No 5 in G
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Sonata for Piano No 26 in E flat, 'Les adieux'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Sat, 2014-08-02 16:30
    Menahem Pressler Masterclass
    Menahem Pressler
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano masterclass directed by Menahem Pressler with students Oda Voltersvik and Oxana Shevchenko.

    Ballade No 2 in F
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 19 in C minor
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
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    Sun, 2014-08-03 09:30
    John Lill Masterclass
    John Lill
    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Oxford OX4 1DY
    United Kingdom

    Piano masterclass directed by John Lill with students Oxana Shevchenko, Charlie Liu and Nuron Mukumiy.

    Sonata for Piano No 23 in F minor, 'Appassionata'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 17 in D minor, 'Tempest'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)