St Mary's Perivale Chopin Festival
Saturday June 16th 7.00 - 9.45 pm
7.00 pm Kausikan Rajeshkumar
Mazurkas Op 30 nos 1-4
Polonaise in C minor Op 40 no 2
Trois Nouvelle Études
Piano sonata no 2 in B flat minor Op 35
Kausikan Rajeshkumar was born in London in 1990 and won a scholarship to the Purcell School in 1999. He was a Piano Finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in both 2006 and 2008, and in 2009 won the International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar. He then read music at Cambridge, graduating with First Class Honours, and winning the CUSO and Cambridge University Musical Society concerto competitions and other awards. He is now a scholarship postgraduate student at the Royal College of Music, where he won the Hopkinson Gold Medal, and gained his Master of Music in Performance with distinction. In 2013 he won 2 nd prize in the Darmstadt International Chopin Competition in Germany, and 1st Prize at the Maria Herrero International Piano Competition 2013 in Spain . Recent engagements include a recital tour in Spain, concerts in Germany, and an appearance in the RCM 'Rising Stars' series at the Cadogan Hall, London. He is also supported by the Craxton Memorial Trust and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
8.05 pm Tyler Hay
Études Op 10 nos 1-6
Polonaise in E flat minor Op 26 no 2
Nocturne in G minor Op 15 no 3
Waltz in B minor Op 69 no 2
Études Op 10 nos 7-12
Tyler Hay was born in 1994 in Kent and studied at Kent Music Academy for 3 years before gaining a scholarship to study at the Purcell School in 2007, where he studied with Tessa Nicholson, and won the Senior Concerto Competition. He subsequently studied at the Royal Northern College of Music on a full scholarship, where he gained a first class honours degree and won the prestigious Gold Medal competition. Most recently, he won first prize in the keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League Competition in February, 2016 and followed this by winning first prize in the Liszt Society Competition, later in November. Tyler has become a virtuoso pianist who plays some of the most demanding works in the repertoire, such as Rachmaninoff's 2nd Sonata at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, Scriabin's 5th Sonata at the Southbank's Purcell Room. He is proud to have organised a full evening charity recital at the Purcell School, raising almost £2000 for the Watford Peace Hospice in Summer, 2012. He continues to play solo recitals, chamber recitals and Concertos throughout the UK.
9.05 pm Luka Okros
Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52
Waltz in C sharp minor Op 64 no 2
Scherzo no 1 in B minor Op 20
Luka Okros was born in 1991 inTbilisi, Georgia, and made his debut with the Tbilisi State Orchestra when aged 6. He won a scholarship to study in Moscow in 2004 and graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 2013, since when he has studied at the Royal College of Music. He has won 1st prize in 5 international piano competitions in recent years, including the Hong Kong International Piano Competition (2016) and the Valencia International Piano Competition (2015), and prestigious awards from the Hattori Foundation, the Tillett Trust and the Verbier Festival Piano Award from the Tabor Foundation in Switzerland. He made his Carnegie Hall debut aged 18,and has played in many of the world's most famous halls, and performed in Austria, China, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and the Ukraine.. As a winner of the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, Luka was interviewed by Sean Rafferty on the “In Tune” programme of BBC Radio 3, during which he performed pieces by Liszt and Rachmaninov. His CD of works by Schumann was released in Autumn 2016, and has received high critical acclaim.