Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale

 

Tuesday 15 December 4.00 pm

Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church

Artur Haftman (piano)

A Chopin recital :

Sonata in B flat minor Op 35 'Funeral March' (23')
Grave – Doppio movimento / Scherzo / Lento / Presto

Variations Brillantes Op 12 (8')

4 Mazurkas Op 24 (12')
no 1 in G minor / no 2 in C major / no 3 in A flat / no 4 in B flat minor

Ballade in A flat major Op 47 (7')

Polonaise in A flat major Op 53
(7')

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Artur Haftman is a Polish pianist and is currently studying for Artist diploma at the Royal College of Music under Professor Dmitri Alexeev, Jianing Kong and Sofya Gulyak. He began playing piano at the age of seven with Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and Jolanta Reszelska and made his début performance with an orchestra at the age of eight. Due to great opportunities, teachings and talent, he has received numerous awards in international competitions including 1st prize in the International Music Competition “Musicaclassica” in Moscow, 7th in International Chopin Competition in Narva – Estonia, “Gold Parnas” (The Grand Prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok, 2nd in “Cesar Franck International Piano Competition” in Brussels, 2nd in Music Club of London Music Competition and 2nd in III International Piano Competition ”Villa de Xàbia ”. Recently he was awarded with 1st prize at Thomas Harris International Piano Competition in London (November 2019).

Since young, Artur has built his international reputation by participating in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Russell Sherman, Janina Fialkowska, Arie Vardi, Jacques Rouvier and Meng-Chieh Liu. He has also performed solo recitals across the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Estonia, Lithuania, Italy and Slovakia. In 2018, he has launched his debut CD in London, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence and performed in various venues such as Steinway Hall, Lancaster House, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary's Perivale, Delbridge Hall in Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston (USA), Culture Center in Stargard, Gallery 13, and Artist Homes in Berlin and Renaissance Hotel for for Nobel Prize Winners.

Artur's talent is recognised by many. Namely, he is RCM Gary and Eleanor Brass Scholar, supported by Henry Wood Trust and a recipient of Carnwath Piano Scholarship awarded by Worshipful Company of Musicians. He is also supported by Drake Calleja Trust, Talent Unlimited Musical Charity, the Hanna and Zdzislaw Broncel Charitable Trust and “Konfraternia Artystów Polskich.” Currently, upcoming concerts include Grand Tour in China and Recital in Royal Albert Hall.

 

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