Sunday April 5th 2020 3.00 pm
Artur Haftman (piano)
A Chopin recital
Valse Brillante in A flat Major Op 34 no 1
Variations Brillantes Op 12
Nocturne in D flat major Op 27 no 2
Scherzo no 3 in C sharp minor Op 39
Ballade no 3 in A flat Op 47
4 Mazurkas Op 24
Sonata no 2 in B flat minor Op 35 “Funeral March”
Polonaise in A flat Op 53
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
Pianist Artur Haftman was born in Poland in 1994 and is currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Dmitri Alexeev. At the same time he is studying at the La Schola Cantorum in Paris with Professor Maurizio Moretti. He began playing the piano at the age of seven studying with Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and later with Jolanta Reszelska. At the Royal College of Music he is the recipient of the prestigious Kenneth and Violet Scott Award. He is also supported by the Chopin Society in London, Talent Unlimited Musical Charity and “Konfraternia Artystów Polskich”.
Artur has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Russell Sherman and Janina Fialkowska. He is the winner of numerous international competitions including First Prize in the International Music Competition “Musicaclassica” in Moscow (2012), 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva – Estonia (2010), “Gold Parnas” (The Grand Prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok (2013). He made his début performance with an orchestra at the age of eight and then when sixteen performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2.
Artur Haftman has presented solo recitals across the UK, Poland, France, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. He recently performed in Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and in Delbridge Hall in Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston. He has given numerous charitable concerts as his contribution to philanthropy.
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