Tuesday 5 October 3.00 pm
Alicja Fiderkiewicz (piano)
Schumann: Kinderszenen Op 15 (16')
McLeod: Hebridean Dances (6')
Chopin: 4 Preludes from Op 28 (12')
Chopin: Larghetto from Concerto no 2 in F minor Op 21 arr. by the composer (6')
Chopin: Barcarolle Op 60 (11')
Alicja Fiderkiewicz was born in Warsaw ,Poland and started private piano lessons at the age of six .A year later she entered Special Music School in Warsaw and two years later she was accepted into Central Music School in Moscow attached to Tchaikovsky Conservatoire .There she joined a class of Prof.Kestner and was privileged to play in front of Gilels,Richter,Nikolayeva.After returning to Warsaw six years later she continued her studies with Prof.Losakiewicz and Prof.Drzewiecki and in the next four years she won several national competitions including Chopin Scholarship for four years in succession and gave performances throughout Poland including Zelazowa Wola ,Royal Park,Warsaw Philharmonic Hall . Having graduated from Warsaw Alicja decided to continue her studies at the RNCM in Manchester with Prof.Bakst .During her studies there Alicja represented RNCM in major venues throughout the UK .She was also a winner and prize winner of several National and International Competitions and recipient of Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowship. Throughout her career Alicja appeared with number of major orchestras including Warsaw National Philharmonic,Halle ,La Scala - Milan, Camerata and worked with many world famous conductors.Apart from many engagements in this country Alicja performed in Poland,Russia,Ukraine ,Israel,Italy,Switzerland,Cyprus,Spain,Finland ,USA, Japan,Singapore ,Malaysia .She also appeared on BBC Radio and TV and recorded four highly acclaimed CD's .Apart from performing Alicja is busy teaching ,giving Masterclasses and adjudicating in the UK and abroad and is frequent member of Piano Faculty and performer during Chethams International Piano Summer School.
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