Sunday 25 February 3.00 pm
Diana Cooper (piano)
Mozart: Sonata in C K 330 (20')
Allegro / Andante / Allegretto
Schumann : Sonata no 2 in G minor Op 22 (18')
Allegro / Andantino / Scherzo / Rondo
Chopin : Ballade no 2 in F Op 38 (7')
Chopin: Scherzo no 4 in E Op 54 (11')
Chopin : Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante Op 22 (13')
Winner of numerous awards including 1 st Prize at the Brest Chopin Competition, 1 st Prize at the Halina Czerny-Stefanská International Competition in Poznan (Poland) and 1 st Prize at the Concurso Internacional de Piano de Vigo (Spain), Diana Cooper has been invited to perform in various venues and festivals in France and abroad, including the Nohant Chopin Festival , the Festival Chopin à Paris , the Salle Cortot , the Polish Embassy in Paris, the Ysaye Festival in Belgium, the Palacio de Congresos in Huesca (Spain), the Hrvatski dom Split in Croatia, the Kielce Filharmonia in Poland...In 2023, she was selected to take part in the project Un été en France avec Gautier Capuçon , for which she perfomed as a soloist and in chamber music.She was invited in 2018 to take part in the radio program Générations Jeunes Interprètes on France Musique and, in 2023, performed as a trio in the television programme Fauteuils d'orchestre , broadcast on France 5. Her activity has been enriched by solo appearances with the Orchestre Symphonique du Sud Ouest in Chopin's 1st Concerto, the Orchestre Appassionato in Mozart's 20 th concerto, and the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire de Paris in Schumann's concerto, performed in 2023 at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.
L aureate of the Fondation de la Banque Populaire , the Fondation Safran and the Kathleen Trust , Diana is currently settled in London, studying at the Royal College of Music in London on an Artist Diploma programme in Norma Fisher's class. She has recently joined the Talent Unlimited charity offering concerts in London for young talented musicians. She is, in parallel, on a second Artist Diploma course at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP), where she studied formely with Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Josèphe Jude and graduated with a Master's degree in 2018. She also spent three years at the Ecole Normale de Musique receiving the teaching of Rena Schereshevskaya. In 2022, she was selected to join the new season of the Académie Musicale Philippe Jaroussky , where she perfected her skills with Cédric Thiberghien. Following her pre-selection in 2021 for the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw, she was invited the following summer by Philippe Giusiano to take part in masterclasses in Katowice as well as concerts at the Chopin Manor in Duszniki, organized by the Chopin Foundation. Diana has recently recorded her first CD, featuring works by Haydn, Chopin and Ravel, after winning in 2022 the 1 st Prize in the Concours d'aide aux Jeunes Artistes organized by the Festival du Vexin.
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