Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale

Tuesday December 5th 2.00 pm

Alicja Fiderkiewicz (piano)

Chopin: 2 Nocturnes Op 48
Bacewicz: Sonata no 2
Paderewski: Nocturne Op 16 no 4
Chopin arr Fiderkiewicz: Romanza from Piano Concerto no 1
Chopin: Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

Alicja Fiderkiewicz was born in Warsaw, and showed outstanding musical talent at an early age. She was accepted into the Central School of Music attached to Moscow's Conservatoire aged 9. During her 6 years in Moscow Alicja played in front of Tatiana Nikolayeva, Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels. She then studied in Warsaw for 4 years, winning the Polish National Bach and Beethoven Competitions, and she also won Chopin's Scholarship for 4 years in succession. Having graduated from Warsaw's Lyceum of Music with Distinction, Alicja entered the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, studying with Polish pianist, Prof. Ryszard Bakst for a period of 6 years. She won a number of college awards and concerto competitions and represented her college in many concert venues across the UK, and graduated with Distinction. She is a winner of the Dudley International Piano Competition and bronze medalist in the Premio Dino Ciani International Piano Competition in La Scala, Milan, and also won a Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowship. She has performed widely throughout the UK including number of recitals in the Wigmore Hall and St. John's Smith Square. For a number of years, Alicja took some time - out from performing but continued her work as a member of keyboard department at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, UK. Since returning to the stage Alicja has reestablished her career as performing and recording artist. She teaches at the prestigious International Summer School for Pianists at Chetham's, Manchester and has also been a jury member on number of competitions.She has appeared on BBC Radio and TV as well as on some local radio stations. There are 4 highly acclaimed CD's on Divine Arts label.


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