Music at ST MARY'S Perivale
Tuesday 27 February 2.00 pm
Caterina Grewe (piano)
Schumann: Arabesque Op 18 (8')
Schumann: Symphonic Studies Op 13 (32')
Medtner: Fairytales Op 20 no 1 in B flat minor (4')
Medtner: Forgotten Melodies Op 39 no 4 'Canzona matinata' (4')
Medtner: Sonata Tragica Op 39 no 5 (10')
German-Japanese Pianist Caterina Grewe, born in Tokyo, has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK, continental Europe and Asia as a Steinway Artist. She has given recitals in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Steinway Hall London, Hamburg and Tokyo, Cadogan Hall, Fairfield Halls, Mozartsaal and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Dublin National Concert Hall, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona , the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire and the Toppan Hall in Tokyo amongst others. Caterina has also given recitals which were broadcasted by the BBC, the NDR in Hamburg and France Musique in Paris. She appeared alongside Lang Lang on Sir Micheal Parkinson's TV Show Parkinson Masterclass which was aired on Sky TV in 2013. As a concerto soloist, she has appeared with the Classic Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg, the Lüneburg Symphony Orchestra, the Oldenburg State Orchestra, the RCM Symphony Orchestra, Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Caterina studied at the Hamburg Conservatory, Chetham's School of Music and completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in 2013 where she studied with the late Yonty Solomon, Ian Jones, Professor Vanessa Latarche and Professor Dmitri Alexeev. She has won numerous prizes at world-renowned piano competitions such as third prize at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and the Dublin International Piano Competition where she was a finalist and prize winner in 2015. Other prizes include First Prizes at the 2010 Lagny-Sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris, 2010 Norah Sande Award in Eastbourne, 2011 Mayenne International Piano Competition, 2014 Rhodes International Piano Competition in Greece , 2018 Changhsa International Open Piano Competition in China and Second Prize at the 8 th Lyon International Piano Competition in 2016. During her time at the Royal College of Music, Caterina won all major prizes including First Prize (Kendal Taylor Beethoven Piano Prize) at the annual RCM Beethoven Piano Competition in 2009 and First Prize at the Concerto competition in 2012 . Caterina was also awarded the HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Rose Bowl by the former Prince of Wales (now King Charles III) for her outstanding achievements during her studies at the Royal College of Music. Described by Gramophone Music Magazine as Ďan artists to watch', Caterina is recognised for the beauty, poetry, and temperament that her playing displays and the depth and maturity in her interpretations. She has always been especially drawn to the music of German Romantic composers. Schumann is one of her favourite composers and it is only suitable that her debut CD for KNS Classical (which was released in April 2016) features two of his major works. Caterina joined the piano faculty of the renowned Purcell School in 2013 and was appointed as a piano professor at the Royal College of Music in 2019. She regularly gives many masterclasses across Europe and abroad and has been a jury member of several international piano competitions.
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