Tuesday November 7th 2.00 pm
Konstantin Lapshin (piano)
Mozart: Fantasy in D minor K 397
Liszt: Dante Sonata
Liszt: Petrarch Sonnet 104 S 161 no 5
Glinka-Balakirev: The Lark
Rachmaninov: Fragments (1917)
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux Op 39 no 2, 5, 9.
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
London-based Russian pianist Konstantin Lapshin is an accomplished musician with a unique artistic vision. He completed his Master of Music degree at the Royal College of Music in 2009 on a full scholarship. He then took the Artist Diploma, and was nominated as the Mills Williams Junior Fellow and receiving their gold medal. He won the Chappell Gold Medal and the college's highest prize for the most outstanding student, the Queen Elisabeth Rose bowl. Before moving to London, Konstantin completed his studies in the Moscow State Conservatoire. He has recently been invited to play Rachmaninov's Concerto no.3 with Odessa Philharmonic and Grammy award-winning conductor and pianist Mikhail Pletnev as part of the first-annual 'Black Sea Music Fest' in Odessa.
Konstantin has been a major prize-winner in more than 15 International and national piano competitions. Most recently he won 2nd Prize in the Isidor Bajic International Piafno Competition (Serbia), 1St Prize in the Mendelssohn Cup Competition in Taurisano (It.), and 1st Prize at the Schumann Prize International Competition in Lamporrecchio (It). He has given recitals and concerto appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Fairfields Hall, the Salle Cortot in Paris. He has performed extensively all over Russia, including the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. Konstantin is supported by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is a Concordia and Kirckman Society artist. Konstantin teaches at the Royal College of Music and is also currently pursuing the doctoral degree at the Royal College with the support of the Musicians' Company Studentship and Mr Hugh Lloyd.