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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. 

For the full schedule of the masterclasses and detailed biographies of performers please check the Pushkin House website in January.


YULIA CHAPLINA (PIANO)

www.yuliachaplina.com

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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.