Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale


Tuesday March 6th 2.00 pm

Olga Jegunova (piano)

Handel: Chaconne in D minor

Schubert: Four impromptus D 899

Addinsell: 'Warsaw Concerto' piano solo

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

The Latvian pianist Olga Jegunova makes every performance fresh and compelling. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Schnittke, Scarlatti to Bartok and includes much contemporary repertoire, not least some new works composed especially for her. She has gained an enviable reputation as soloist and recitalist, not least winning many major international piano competitions. These include the Ginette Gaubert competition in Paris and the Steinway-Förderpreis in Hamburg. She has been a prize-winner at the Maryse Cheilan competition in France, the Stasys Vainiunas competition in Vilnius, the Animato competition in Zurich, and was a semi-finalist at the prestigious Geza Anda Concours in Zurich. Beginning her musical studies in her native Latvia, Olga moved to Germany (M.Mus at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg) and Great Britain (Royal College of Music's Artist Diploma course as an RCM scholar under Dmitri Alexeev), and Royal Northern College of Music where her piano teacher was Norma Fisher.

She regularly performs at festivals across Europe. These include Gstaad Piano academy, Edinburgh International Festival, Deal Festival, IMS Prussia Cove and Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival. As a soloist she has collaborated with conductors such as Saulius Sondeckis, Alexander Soddy, Andres Mustonen, Muhai Tang and Valery Ovsianikov, and appeared with ensembles and orchestras such as the Sinfonia Concertante, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Pasdeloup Orchestra and Manchester Camerata. Olga also is a very keen chamber musician. Since 2009, she has worked as a performer for Live Music Now, a charity providing live music in the concert hall as well as in the welfare, educational, justice and health sectors. Olga teaches piano to students of Queen Mary London University. In December 2015 Olga Jegunova launched a charity called OlgaRhythm to support talented music students of all ages.

 

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