Sunday 11 September 3.00 pm
Lecture recital by Pavel Timofeyevsky
Four portraits of Frederic Chopin:
the genesis of a genius
Inspiring in many an obsessive kind of devotion, Frederic Chopin changed the face of art and culture forever. Pavel Timofeyevsky will examine the great composer from four different angles; 'The Person' , focusing on key events in the life of an emigre musician, 'The Artist', composer and performer, his relationship with contemporaries, his influence after his death, 'The Teacher', a fascinating view from the testaments of his pupils. and 'The Myth' - a historical phenomenon extending far beyond the realm of classical music.
Programme to include performances of
Fantasy in F minor op 49
Impromptu no 1 in A flat major op 29
Impromptu no 2 in F sharp major op 36
Impromptu no 3 in G flat major op 51
Valse in B minor op 69 no 2
Valse in A flat major op 42
Scherzo no 3 in C sharp minor op. 39
Pianist & composer Pavel Timofeyevsky has performed at major concert venues worldwide such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Shanghai Oriental Centre for Arts and Kaufman Music Center in New York. An eloquent speaker, he gives regular lecture-recitals for the Kensington Music Society in London. Winner of the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Award, he conducted a world premiere of his orchestral work, The Questors Suite, at Cadogan Hall. He has composed music for several films including the critically acclaimed “ Le fin de la belle é poque ” documentary for Russian television and has recorded the soundtrack and starred in the US documentary “Tchaikovsky”. A keen educator, Pavel is founder and director of the Philomel Music Academy.
Recent touring highlights include making his Los Angeles debut as a soloist and a conductor with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and performing in South Africa and Kenya. In England Pavel collaborated with the Solem Quartet for a series of live music to film performances and has released an album of chamber music by Hans Gal with Ensemble Burletta for the Toccata Classics label. Pavel is the artistic director of the Philomel Project Concert Series, in residence at the Francis Crick Institute, London
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