Robin Zebaida Recital

Lauded after a Liszt recital by Musical Opinion magazine as 'a pianist of Herculean stamina', Robin Zebaida enjoys a performing career that takes him around the world. Highlights of recent seasons have included visits to USA, Canada - where he collaborated with the Orchestre Métropolitain under Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Central America, Europe, the Far East and Australia, where his Sydney recital was reported as achieving 'a warmth and empathy with the audience rarely seen'. At home in London he has performed at several venues including St John's Smith Square and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Highlights for 2013 includetours of the Far East, and a Classical Music themed cruise to Norway with the group he founded and directs, Classical Cornucopia.

His wide ranging and extensive repertoire from Bach to Gershwin also encompasses less familiar fare; particular areas of interest include Russian music, orchestral and vocal transcriptions, and music for the left hand, some of which are reflected in a CD, ' Off the Beaten Track ', on the Regent label. In a career which embraces many aspects of music making, he also appears as an accompanist, chamber music partner and concerto soloist.

Away from the concert platform, Robin Zebaida's broadcasting experience includes studio recordings and live appearances on radio and television for several national and foreign networks. As a Steinway Artist he was specially chosen to demonstrate the qualities of the 'Rolls Royce of the piano world' in an interview for the BBC World Service to mark the publication of a new history of Steinway piano.

Robin Zebaida was born and educated in London, England, later winning an Exhibition award to read Music at New College, Oxford, from where he graduated with maximum distinction in performance. He completed his formal studies as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music.

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PROGRAMME

Impromptu in F minor, D 935, no 1 Schubert

Three Lieder:Schubert (arr Liszt)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen (To be sung on the water)

Staendchen (Serenade)

Erlkoenig (The Erl King)

Ballade no. 2 in B minor (original version) S 171 Liszt

INTERVAL

Three Pieces: Rachmaninov

Barcarolle, op 10, no 3

Humoresque, op 10, no 5

Elegie, op 3, no 1

Three Waltzes Tchaikovsky

in A Flat, op 40, no 8

in F# minor, op 40, no 9

Valse-Scherzo, op 7

Sleeping Beauty ParaphraseTchaikovsky (arr Pabst, arr Hough)

Hello, World!