St Mary's Perivale Chopin Festival
Sunday June 17th 7.00 - 9.50 pm
7.00 pm Artur Haftman
Impromptu no 2 in F sharp Op 36
Variations in A 'Souvenir de Paganini'
12 Études Op 25
Artur Haftman was born in Poland in 1994 and is currently studying for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music with Professor Dmitri Alexeev, and also at the La Schola Cantorum in Paris with Professor Maurizio Moretti. At the Royal College of Music he is the recipient of the prestigious Kenneth and Violet Scott Award, and he is also supported by Drake Calleja Trust, Talent Unlimited Musical and “Konfraternia Artystów Polskich”. He has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Russell Sherman and Janina Fialkowska. He has won 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 has played solo recitals across the UK, Poland, France, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. He recently performed in Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Mary's Perivale in London and in Delbridge Hall in Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston. He has given numerous charitable concerts as his contribution to philanthropy.
7.55 pm Viv McLean
Largo in E flat
Nocturne in E flat Op 9 no 2
Nocturne in G minor Op 37 no 1
Nocturne in C min Op posth
Nocturne in E minor Op 72 no 1
Nocturne C sharp minor Op posth
Viv McLean (piano) , the winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona , has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan , Australia and the USA . He has played concerti with most major UK orchestras, performed chamber music with leading groups such as the Ysaye String Quartet and the Leopold String Trio. Viv studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition and one of three winners of the National Federation of Music Societies' Young Artists Competition, leading to various recitals and concerto appearances throughout Great Britain . Viv has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 and recorded for Sony Classical Japan and Naxos , as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's own label. Viv lives in Harrow and has been a huge supporter of concerts at both St Mary's Perivale and St Barnabas in recent years.
8.35 pm Michal Szymanowski
Nocturne in D flat Op 27 no 2
Barcarolle Op 60
Mazurkas Op 17 nos 1-4
Waltz in A flat Op 34 no 1
Michal Szymanowski was born in 1988 in Poland and graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (piano and conducting). Subsequentely he honed his skills with Eldar Nebolsin at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. At present he works as an assistant lecturer at his alma mater. He has won top awards in a number of national and international piano competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Darmstadt (2017), MozARTè Competition in Aachen (2016), Chopin Competition in Daegu, Korea (2015), Zarebski Competition in Warsaw (2012), Yamaha Competition in Katowice (2011) and Paderewski Competition in Bydgoszcz (2010). In 2015 he was the highest placed quarter-finalists in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. He has performed in many concerts across Europe and throughout the world, including the Palace of Nations in Geneva, the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican (a concert for Pope Benedict XVI, in front of an audience of 5,000 invited guests) and at Warsaw's Belweder Palace for the Polish President. He has recorded two solo albums featuring compositions by Chopin, Paderewski, Szymanowski and Wieniawski, to considerable critical acclaim.
9.25 pm Ilya Kondratiev
Scherzo no 3 in C sharp minor Op 39
Mazurkas Op 24 nos 1-4
Polonaise in A flat Op 53
Pianist Ilya Kondratiev is the prize winner of such renowned competitions as the International F. Chopin Piano Competition (Hannover 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Budapest 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Weimar 2011), the Fifth Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Tbilisi 2013) and Brant International Piano Competition (Birmingham 2015). Ilya performs extensively as a soloist and as a chamber music player. In 2011 Ilya was invited to take part in the Franz Liszt Piano Academy in Schillingfurst (Germany) with E. Leonskaya and in the Eppan Piano Academy (Italy) with P. Gililov. He frequently takes part in master classes with Rolf-Dieter Arens, Dina Yoffe, Konstantin Shcherbakov, Willem Brons, Dmitry Bashkirov, Jerome Rose, Leslie Howard, Lang Lang, and ArieVardi. Ilya has graduated from the Royal College of Music London (Master of Performance, Artist Diploma) and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire where he was studying with professors Vanessa Latarche, Sofia Gulyak and Zinaida Ignatieva.