Sunday February 28th 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
Imma Setiadi and Nigel Clayton (piano duo)
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Imma Setiadi was born in Surabaya, Indonesia. She received her Bachelor of Music degree (first class honours) from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore with Albert Tiu and a Distinction in her Master of Music degree where she studied with Nigel Clayton at the Royal College of Music, London. In 2017 she completed her Doctoral degree from the RCM, studying with Nigel Clayton and Amanda Glauert where she explored her interest in cross-arts practice and concert experience as a pianist. This performance-research project has been featured at the RCM Great Exhibitionist Series, Trinity Laban Music and Arts Festival, the Deal Festival, RNCM HARP Conference and The Reflective Conservatoire Conference. ?Since her coming to the UK, she has performed in many prestigious venues. As a soloist and chamber musician she has appeared at the Bridgewater Hall, the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, Steinway Hall, St. John's Smith Square, Turner Contemporary, The Red-House (the house of Britten-Pears), the Royal Academy of Arts, Holywell Music Room (Oxford), the National Gallery, Blackheath Halls, and Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. She won prizes at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Concerto Competition, the National Piano and Violin Competition in Singapore, RCM Beethoven Kendall Taylor Prize, RCM Piano Chamber Music Competition, and Eastbourne Young Soloist Competition. Her concerto engagements have included Shostakovich Piano Concerto 1 (the University Hall, Cambridge), Shostakovich 2, Schumann Concerto, Poulenc Aubade, Finzi Eclogue, Carmichael Concerto for piano duet, Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, and Beethoven Emperor Concerto (at St. Martin-in-the Fields). She has been selected as one of young artists for the Park Lane Group, Manchester Mid-Day Concerts Society and Leeds Lieder Festival. She held the post of Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM (Gilbert and Eileen Edgar, 2015/2016) and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2016-2018). She works as an accompanist and teaches aural skills at the RCM and as a piano teacher at Loughborough Endowed Schools, all-Steinway Music Department. She is also a deputy (musicianship, chamber music and accompanist) at the RCM Junior Department and Junior Trinity, a Leverhulme/Pro Corda Fellow in Chamber Music and a LPO Foyle Future Firsts 2018-2019.
Nigel Clayton studied at the Royal College of Music London, where he won prizes in every category of piano performance and was awarded the College's yearly prize for his Bachelor of Music Degree. Whilst there, a particular interest in chamber music and accompanying developed and was further encouraged by international prizes from competitions in London, New York (Concert Artist Guild) and from the English Speaking Union. Since then his worldwide travel has included four major tours of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with Indian cellist Anup Kumar Biswas, tours of the Middle East and America with Wissam Boustany, of Scandinavia with Gerard LeFeuvre and several throughout Europe; he has also appeared at most of the music clubs and festivals in Great Britain, appearing regularly on the BBC's radio network, at the Wigmore hall, and at the South Bank Centre, where he has given more than fifty recitals. Nigel continues to perform as a soloist and has played over one hundred solo recitals on board British luxury cruise liners SS Canberra, Oriana, Victoria and Arcadia; he has performed concertos by Beethoven, Grieg, Schumann, Shostakovich, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Mozart (directed from the keyboard), and was a soloist in Poulenc's two piano concerto in the Royal Albert Hall whilst a junior student at the Royal College of Music. He has performed many times in Japan including two concerto performances in Tokyo and a solo recital tour and since 2013 has made regular recital and lecture tours of Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was engaged for twenty one years as Official Accompanist for the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Switzerland and more recently several summer schools there; he is also a regular coach at Benslow Music Trust Courses in Hertfordshire. He has been principal teacher of piano at the North East of Scotland Music School, Aberdeen, for more than twenty years and is a professor on the Keyboard Faculty and Art of Teaching lecturer at the Royal College of Music, London. For his services in the musical world Nigel was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music (FRCM) presented by HRH Prince of Wales in 2017.
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