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Soviet Immersion: Exploring Prokofiev Lecture-Recital with Yulia Chaplina

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Young artists from the London Music Conservatoires  performing chamber and piano works by Sergey Prokofiev, curated by concert pianist Yulia Chaplina

Join us for a full immersion in Prokofiev’s chamber and piano works with curated introductions to each piece by multiple award-winning concert pianist Yulia Chaplina. 

This is the 2nd day of a dedicated Prokofiev weekend in London, whose opening night is on 2 Feb at the Purcell Room at the Southbank centre.

Masterclasses with students of the London Music Conservatoires who will perform in the concert will take place in the morning prior to the lecture-recital.

Masterclasses are open to the public and free to attend for those with a ticket for the lecture-recital. 

Schedule of the masterclass:
11am - 2.20pm (free with a ticket to the 3pm concert)

11. 00 - 11.40 Ana Bursac (piano) Royal College of Music

Sergey Prokofiev Sonata no. 4, 1st movement

11.40 - 12.20 Michelle Candotti (piano) Royal College of Music

Sergey Prokofiev Sonata no. 7, 1st movement

12.20 - 13.00 Simone Tavoni (piano) Trinity Laban Conservatoire

Prokofiev, Sonata No. 3

13.00 - 13.40 Felicia Tsai (violin) Yehudi Menuhin School

Sergey Prokofiev Sonata for violin and piano op. 94bis, 1st movement

13.40 - 14.20 Olivia Kristine Danielewicz (violin) & Kristine Harutyunyan (violin) Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Sergei Prokofiev Sonata for 2 Violins op. 56 , 1st movement

14:20 - 15.00 Break

3pm Lecture - Recital Exploring Prokofiev

Music by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Programme

Sonata for violin and piano op. 94bis (1942 - 1943) Moderato

Felicia Tsai (violin)

Yehudi Menuhin School

Sonata no. 4 op.28 (1917) Allegro molto sostenuto

Ana Bursac (piano)

Royal College of Music

Valse, Amoroso, Passpied from Cinderella Suite op. 87 (1940 - 1944) arranged for violin and piano by Fikhtengolts

Elizaveta Tyun (violin)

Royal Academy of Music

Yulia Chaplina (piano)

Prokofiev Sonata no. 7, op. 83 (1942),

Allegro inquieto — Andantino — Allegro

Michelle Candotti (piano)

Royal College of Music

Sonata for 2 Violins op. 56 (1932)

Andante cantabile, Allegro

Olivia Kristine Danielewicz (violin) & Kristine Harutyunyan (violin)

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Sonata No. 3 op.28 (1918)

Simone Tavoni (piano)

Trinity Laban Conservatoire

Ana Bursac (Serbia) has won First Prize at the State Competition (Belgrade) and Third Prize at the Flame International Piano Competition (Paris). In England, she gave performances at Steinway Hall, Pallant House Gallery, Ashby Manor House, Russian Cultural Centre and Charlton House. In October 2018, Ana gave a debut recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Ana was awarded a full scholarship being a Steinway scholar and being kindly sponsored by Simon and Virginia Robertson at the Royal College of Music.

Michelle Candotti (Italy) obtained the piano Diploma with top marks. She won the second prize at “Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition”, the second prize International Competition Chopin Rome, and the “Henk de by Junior Jury” in the International Piano Competition Franz Liszt in Utrecht. She played with the “Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau”, with the “Royal Philharmonic Concerto Orchestra” and others. She is now studying with D. Alexeev at the Royal College of Music.

Olivia Danielewicz (Poland) is a postgraduate scholar at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has performed solo and with various chamber and orchestral ensembles in numerous European countries, winning prizes at over twenty violin competitions, including Cidade do Fundao International Competition in Portugal and Concorso Internazionale for Young Musicians in Barletta, Italy.

Kristine Harutyunyan (Poland) is a violinist of Armenian origin, born in Poland. She has performed in such countries as France, England, Armenia, Germany and China and for many years has been invited to play concerts of Armenia music organised by the Armenian Embassy in Poland. She won many violin competitions, such as the „Talents of Violin” competition in Poznań and the 24th Flame Competition in Paris. Currently she is at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Simone Tavoni (Italy) graduated from the Conservatorio “Giacomo Puccini” of La Spezia and Royal College of Music in London. He is the winner of the BBC pathway scheme 2016. Simone gave concerts in U.K., Denmark, Hungary, France, Spain, Malta and across Italy. The venues included the Liszt House (Budapest), The Florence Conservatory concert hall (Florence), The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Regent hall and San James Church in Piccadilly (London), the Hausmusik of Aarhus (Denmark). He is currently studying Artist Diploma Course at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire

Elizaveta Tyun (Russia) has performed as a concert soloist in Royal Albert Hall, St James Church Piccadilly, Muth Concert Hall of Vienna and many other venues across the UK, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy and Poland. During her time in the UK Elizaveta has had the honour to perform for members of the Royal Family on several occasions. Elizaveta now studies the Master of Arts programme at the Royal Academy of Music as a student of maestro Jack Liebeck, admitted to Academy entrance scholarship and supported by Stephen Bell Charitable Trust.


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Born in 1987 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Yulia gave her debut performance aged 7, performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor with the Rostov State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively in Europe and Asia, most recently in Japan, Spain, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. 

Since her first major competition win in Poland, aged 9, Yulia has won first prize in piano competitions in Paris, Andorra, Kiev, Kharkov and St. Petersburg. After winning the first prize and gold medal in the junior section of the 2004 Tchaikovsky International Competition, Yulia appeared as concerto soloist in Moscow, Dubrovnik, Busan and Tokyo.A subsequent recital tour of Japan followed, as well as recitals in Italy, France and Poland. 

Yulia’s debut CD recording - of the solo piano works of Badarzewska – was made in Japan in 2007 and a subsequent documentary was made about her musical life by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). As well as recent concerto performances with the Hiroshima and Sendai Symphony Orchestras, Yulia appeared as concerto soloist in the Philharmonie, Berlin in October 2010. 

Yulia studied in Rostov and Moscow with Naum Shtarkman before moving to Berlin in 2006 to study with Professor Klaus Hellwig at the Universität der Künste. Amongst numerous scholarships, she has received awards from the Menuhin and Hindemith Foundations in Germany and the Mstislav Rostropovitch Foundation in Russia. She holdsMaster of Music degree (Distinction) from the Royal College of Music in London where she studied with Dmitri Alexeev. 

Yulia also had lessons with Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida and Paul Badura-Skoda. Amongst numerous scholarships, she has received awards from the Menuhin and Hindemith Foundations in Germany and the Mstislav Rostropovitch Foundation in Russia. Yulia was a Mills Williams Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music in 2012/2013.

YULIA CHAPLINA (PIANO)

www.yuliachaplina.com