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Lecture - recital with yulia chaplina and Jonathan Deakin : Music of the Russian Revolution 1917 

Lecture - recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917 

Yulia Chaplina (piano & narration)
Jonathan Deakin (guest performer, piano duo)

A wonderful 60 mins programme of Russian piano music is presented by Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin (no interval). The programme includes music by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev written during the 1917 Russian Revolution as well as other compositions written before and after, illustrating the evolution in compositional styles through this turbulent period of Russian history. This recital will be narrated by Yulia Chaplina and will include short excerpts both from the Rachmaninov's memoirs, describing the impact of the revolution on his family, and Prokofiev's diaries.


Yulia Chaplina - piano solo:

S. Rachmaninoff  (1873 – 1943)
Prelude op. 32 no .12 (1910)
Vocalise op 34 no. 14 (arr. Yurovsky) (1915)
Daisies op. 38 no. 3 (arr. Rachmaninov) (1916) (text by I. Severyanin)

Études-tableaux op. 39 no. 3 and no. 6 (1916 - 1917)

Jonathan Deakin and Yulia Chaplina - piano duo

S. Rachmaninoff  (1873 – 1943) 

Barcarolle op. 11 from Six Morceaux for 4 hands (1894)

Italian Polka (1906)

S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Gavot from Classical Symphony op. 25 (1916 - 1917)

Valse from Cinderella Ballet (1940 - 1945) 

Yulia Chaplina - piano solo:

S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Vision Fugitive op. 22 no. 10 (1915 - 17)

Sonata in A minor op. 28 no. 3 (1917)

Yulia on First Prize and the Gold Medal in the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition for Junior Musicians in 2004, going on to perform regularly as a soloist in many of the world's finest venues, including Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo and many other prestigious concert halls. Her solo CD of Russian Music was recorded by Champs Hill Records in the UK in May 2014. The American Record Guide described this as " outstanding disc and one I’ll return to often." Yulia holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arts in Berlin as well as a Masters in Music and Fellowship from the Royal College of Music.

Jonathan was awarded a major scholarship to study with David Strange and Colin Carr at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction, and the DipRAM award. He completed his studies in Berlin with Hans-Jakob Eschenburg. Recent performances have included chamber music recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, St. James's, Piccadilly and on BBC Radio 3 as well as in Amsterdam, Berlin and Vienna. As a founding member of the London-based chamber orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, he has appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Al-Bustan Festival in Beirut, Lebanon and with Sir Thomas Allen and Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall as well at the BBC Proms.