Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale

St Mary's Perivale Chopin Festival -
Session 4
Sunday June 17th 2.00 - 6.00 pm

2.00 pm Tamila Salimdjanova

Nocturne in C minor Op 48 no 1
Mazurkas Op 56 nos 1-3
Polonaise in F sharp minor Op 44

Tamila Salimdjanova was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and made her concerto debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan at the age of 9.  She subsequently studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She currently studies at the Royal College of Music with Vanessa Latarche with the  generous support of the Future for Russia Scholarship supported by a Lee Abbey Award. She has also been supported for many years by Spivakov's International Charitable Fund and the Russian Performing Arts Fund etc. She won 1st Prize and the Audience Award at the highly prestigious BNDES International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and the Massarosa International Piano Competition a year later.  Her previous awards include prizes at the Animato International Piano Competition in Paris and Chopin International Competition for young pianists in Moscow.  She has performed extensively in South America and Europe.

2.40 pm Hao Zi Yoh

Three Ecossaises Op 72
Nocturnne in B Op 9 no 3
Nocturne in E Op 62 no 2
Mazurkas Op 6 nos 1-4
Scherzo no 2 in B flat minor Op 31

Malaysian pianist, Hao Zi Yoh was born in 1995 and began her music studies at the age of 3. By the age of 12, she already performed at Carnegie Hall as a gold medallist of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. She has studied in Malaysia, at the Royal Academy of Music and in Freiburg, Germany. Hao Zi has won top prizes in many international piano competitions, including the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (Manchester, England 2012) and the Concurso internacional de piano Rotary Club Palma Ramon LLull, Mallorca (Spain 2013). Recently she won the Third Prize in the main category of Roma International Piano Competition and the Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition. She was also selected for a Martin Musical Scholarship Trust Philharmonia Piano Fellowships on the Emerging Artists Programme. She has appeared as soloist performing in festivals around Europe, USA, China, Japan and Malaysia. She is also very interested in music and colours, and this has led her to experimenting with different musical ideas at the Royal Academy of Music Summer Piano Festival 2015 and 2016.

3.20 pm Asagi Nakata

Mazurkas Op 7 nos 1 & 2
Variations on a march from Bellini's 'I Puritani'
Polonaise in G# minor Op Posth
Rondo in C minor Op 1

Asagi Nakata was born in 1995 and is in her final year at the Royal Academy of Music, having previously studied at the Junior Department of the Royal College with Professor Ian Jones, and with Professor Tatiana Sarkissova. During her studies at the Royal Academy she has won the Greta Parkinson Prize, the Vivian Langrish Prize, the Peter Latham gift and the Nancy Dickinson Award. She has won several competitions including the EPTA Belgian International, Franz Liszt Weimar (2009), the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Junior (2010) and was runner up in the Windsor International Piano Competition in 2015. Other successes include First Prize in the Marlow International Concerto Competition (2007), Third Prize in the James Mottram International Competition (2008), and Fourth Prize in the Ettlingen International Competition (2010). She was recently selected as one of fourteen semi-finalists in the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in October 2017. She has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and St. James's, Piccadilly, and in Japan, Holland, Belgium, Prague, Germany and Poland where she was invited as guest performer at the 64th Duszniki International Chopin piano festival.

4.10 pm Amit Yahav

Nocturne in B Op 62 no 1
Nocturne in A flat Op 32 no 2
Mazurkas Op 50 nos 1-3
Fantasy in F minor Op 49

Amit Yahav is much in demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. He studied at the Royal College of Music, where recently earned a doctorate for his research into the music of Chopin. Amit has won numerous awards including the Anthony Lindsay Piano Prize, the Special Jury Prize at the Northwood-Ruislip Concerto Competition, the György Solti Award for Professional Development, the Brooks-van der Pump Pianist Prize at the RCM, and the 1st International Israeli Music Competition in London. He specialises in the music of the 19th century, and his performances of the music of Chopin and Schumann in particular have earned him high praise. Amit's interpretations are historically informed, and often made accessible to the audience by spoken introductions which place the works in a historical, social and cultural context. In 2014, Amit released his newest CD containing the four Chopin Ballades alongside 2 Polonaises op.26 and the 3rd Scherzo. This release followed Amit's tour showcasing the four Ballades in an explained recital, which was selected by the Royal College of Music as part of their Insight Series of soirees offered to their donors.

4.55 pm Renata Konyicska

Mazurkas Op 67 nos 1-4
Impromptu no 1 in A flat Op 29
Waltz in A flat Op 64 no 3
Nocturne in B flat minor Op 9 no1
Impromptu no 3 in G flat
Mazurkas Op 63 nos 1-3

Hungarian pianist Renata Konyicska has performed recitals and chamber music concerts in festivals such as Prussia Cove, Nuits Classiques Megève, Festival de Piano Classique Biarritz, Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander, Internationale Sommerakademie der ISA Reichenau, and Liszt Week Esztergom where she is invited to play every year since the festival was initiated. She started studying music at the age of five and at the age of ten she was admitted to the Special School for Exceptional Young Talents of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in the class of Zsuzsa Esztó. She continued her studies at the same institute and attained her Bachelors degree with highest honours. She then moved to London to study with Pascal Nemirovski at the Royal Academy of Music, from where she graduated with her Masters degree. In December 2017 she attained her Advanced Postgraduate Diploma at Birmingham Conservatoire. She has won the first prize in a number of international piano competitions, including Zlatko Grgosevic in Croatia, Cittá di Gorizia in Italy, Smetana in the Czech Republic. She was the winner of the inaugural Talent Support Competition at Liszt Academy in Budapest.

5.35 pm Yuanfan Yang

Two Bourrées
Polonaise in A Op 40 no 1
Nocturne in B Op 32 no1
Nocturne in F Op 15 no 1
Cantabile in B flat
Fantaisie-Impromptu Op 66
Waltz in D flat Op 64 no 1

Yuanfan Yang was born in Edinburgh and passed Grade 8 with Distinction at the age of 8. He studied piano at Chetham's School of Music from 2008-2015 and is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He has won numerous competitions including 1st Prize at the Cleveland International Young Artists Piano Competition in the USA in 2015, and 1st Prize of the 4th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, Germany in 2014. He has also won the first prizes in the Keyboard Category of BBC Young Musician 2012, the UK Liszt Society International Piano Prize 2015, the Royal Academy of Music's Sterndale Bennett Prize 2015 and the 9th Grand Prix Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition 2016 etc. He has performed at many major venues in the UK, and has performed concertos by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Mozart, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. He also a versatile composer, and several of his works have been performed and broadcast. In September 2014, his new Piano Concerto – ‘The Wilderness'- was premiered in China and performed again in Manchester in 2015 to critical acclaim. His debut album is out on Orchid Classics.

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