Tuesday March 24th 2020 2.00 pm
Sonya Pigot (piano)
Chopin: Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52
no 2 in B minor S 171
Mozart: Piano sonata in A minor K310
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Australian pianist Sonya Pigot has performed in venues such as Steinway Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall (Elgar room) and in concert halls throughout the rest of Europe and Australia. She studies with Professor Norma Fisher and is a holder of the Nosward Charity Award scholarship while studying a Masters of performance at the Royal College of Music.As well as having performed for members of the Royal Family, Sonya has won many prizes across Australia and Europe; most notably the first prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso International music competition, Gold Medal in the Berliner International Music competition, first prize in the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Award piano competition and first prize in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Rising Star competition.
Sonya has had concert engagements with orchestra's since she was 15, most notably the Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 under Conductor Richard Gill AO. She has been a finalist in the 3mbs Young Performer's Award which was broadcast on 3mbsFM, Australia and a semi-finalist in the Pianale International music competition, Stockport International music competition and in the Royal Over Seas League music competition. Along side her piano performance Sonya was recorded at Abbey Road Studios as a violinst in the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra and has had concerto engagements with Orchestra's, recitals and competition success as a solo violinist.Sonya's previous teachers have included, Ashley Wass, Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Shan Deng, She has performed in master classes and festivals with teachers such as Boris Berman, John Perry, Jerome Lowenthal, Wei-yi Yang, Ewa Pablocka, Ian Jones, Pavel Gililov and Grigory Gruzman.
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