Sunday October 6th 3 pm
Andrew Yiangou & Joanna Kacperek
(piano solos and duets)
Liszt/Beethoven: Adelaïde S466/3 (AY)
Liszt/Wagner:‘O du mein holder Abendstern' S444 (JP)
Liszt/Wagner: Isolde's Liebestod (JP)
Smetana: ‘Vltava' from Má vlast (piano duo)
Chopin: Scherzo no 3 in C sharp minor Op 39 (AY)
Chopin: Ballade no 1 in G minor Op 23 (JP)
Tchaikovsky (arr. Taneyev) – Andante from Symphony no 5 Op 64 (piano duo)
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Andrew Yiangou is a concert pianist from Ealing. He was awarded the prestigious Mills Williams Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music for his studies on the Artist Diploma Course 2016/17, after completing his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music with Distinction. He is very proud and grateful for the support of the Tillet Trust and Eileen Rowe Musical Award Trust. He has won prizes at international competitions including the '3rd Gershwin International Piano Competition'' in New York, ‘Bromsgrove International Competition' and the ‘Norah Sande Award' in the UK, the ‘WPTA International Piano Competition' and the ‘19th International Petar Konjovic Piano Competition' in Serbia, and the ‘International Piano Festival Poros' in Greece. He has performed at various venues in the UK including Cadogan Hall, St. James's Piccadilly, Steinway Hall, St. Lawrence Jewry, St. Barnabas Ealing and St. Mary's Perivale, with Ealing Youth Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and on tour in Belgium, Spain, France and Poland. Andrew has a particular affinity for music of lesser known composers such as Nikolai Kapustin, Leopold Godowsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Nikolai Medtner, Georgy Catorie and Sergei Lyapunov among many others.
Twenty three year old pianist Joanna Kacperek has performed extensively as a soloist in such halls as the National Philharmonic Hall in her native Poland, as well as in different parts of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Japan and North America. She has already enjoyed concerto debuts with such orchestras as the Warsaw Philharmony, Moscow Academic Symphonic Orchestra and Lviv Virtuosos Orchestra. Miss Kacperek is the recipient of several prizes at national and international piano competitions including First Prize at the ‘14th Milosz Magin International Piano Competition' in Paris, and most recently the prize for the best performance of Christian Blom's ‘'Sommerfugl/Butterfly'' at the ‘Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition 2016'. She is currently enrolled at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, but will commence an Erasmus programme at the ‘Berlin University of Arts' in Germany this academic year.