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Forthcoming Performances


BEYOND BOUNDARIES I – Into A New World
DIMITRI ALEXEEV & FRIENDS 
In memory of DMITIRI BASHKIROV


Dmitri Alexeev

Saturday 23rd October 2021 7.00pm I St John’s Smith Square

Russian pianist Dmitri Alexeev is one of the world’s most highly regarded artists.  His critically praised recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and his concert appearances with the most prestigious orchestras have secured his position as one of “the most remarkable pianists of the day”  Daily Telegraph

This series of concerts curated by Dmitri Alexeev is dedicated to the memory of his former teacher, distinguished Russian pianist, professor and pedagogue, Dmitri Bashkirov. The first three concerts will be held at St. John’s Smith Square and final concert at The Royal College of Music. 

“This great poet of the piano” Hilary Finch, The Times

In the first of the concerts in this festival in memory of Dmitri Bashkirov, performers are former students of Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music, now established artists in their own right.

Jianing Kong
BACH Aria variata
CHOPIN 3 Études Op.25, No.9, No.6, No.5
Victor Maslov
RACHMANINOV Etudes–Tableaux, Op.33
Caterina Grewe
SCHUBERTLIST Songs S.558
Der Muller und Der Bach
Der Aufenthalt
Du bist die Ruh
LISZT Ballade No.2 in B minor, S.171
Vitaly Pisarenko
LISZT Faribolo Pasteur S.236, No.1
LISZT Totentanz S126

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Dmitri Bashkirov Dmitri Bashkirovbegan his career in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he studied at the city’s conservatory for ten years before moving onto the Moscow Conservatory.

As a pianist, he achieved First Prize at the Marguerite Long Piano Competition in Paris in 1955 at the age of 24. This opened up the door for him to perform with various orchestras around the world including the Royal Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

He spent most of his adult career as professor at Moscow Conservatory (1957-1991), teaching piano stars-to-be Dmitri Alexeev, Nikolai Demidenko, Kirill Gerstein, David Kadouch, Arcadi Volodos and more. Bashkirov died in March 2021 at the age of 89.

 

 

 


BEYOND BOUNDARIES II – World renowned pupils of Dmitri Bashkirov
DIMITRI ALEXEEV & NIKOLAI DEMIDENKO, TWO PIANOS


Alexeev & Demidenko

Thursday 4th November 2021 7.30pm I St John’s Smith Square

Russian-born pianist Nikolai Demidenko studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Dmitri Bashkirov. He was one of the winners of the Montreal International Music Competition and the International Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Surrey in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of Music and the University.

Authoritative interpretations of over 50 concerti, specifically those of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, have brought Nikolai Demidenko worldwide recognition and critical acclaim. His passionate, virtuosic performances and musical individuality marked him as one of the most extraordinary pianists of this century.

A devoted recitalist and chamber musician, Nikolai’s extensive discography consists of nearly 40 CDs. For Hyperion Records he has recorded over 20 albums, including most recently Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra released in March 2015, Gramophone Editor’s Choice award-winning album of Medtner and Music for two Pianos (with Dmitri Alexeev), Rachmaninov CD awarded BBC Music Magazine Best of The Year and Diapason D’Or, and Scriabin & Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos which won BBC Music Magazine Best of The Year. Nikolai’s Chopin CD released in 2008 for Onyx Classics won the MIDEM 2010 Special Chopin Award for a new recording whilst his Chopin CD for AGPL won the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

LISZT Les Préludes S.97
SAINT-SAËNS Variations on a theme by Beethoven Op.35
SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre Op.40
SHOSTAKOVICH Jazz Suite No.2
STRAVINSKY Firebird (Trans. Alexeev)

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BEYOND HORIZONS III – DIMITRI ALEXEEV, PIANO


Saturday 13th November 2021 7.00pm I St John’s Smith Square

In the third of the concerts Dmitri Alexeev will give a solo recital which includes two transcriptions by Alexeev of works by Brahms.

BRAHMS Two Chorale Preludes for Organ, Op.122 No.6 and No.10 (Trans. Alexeev)
BRAHMS Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5
BRAHMS Choral Prelude, Op.122, No.8 (Trans. Alexeev)
SCHUMANN Fantasy in C, Op.17

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PAINTINGS & DREAMS
SEBASTIAN STANLEY, PIANO


Tuesday 7th December 7.30pm I St John’s Smith Square

Sebastian Stanley, the young and critically acclaimed British pianist has performed across the globe. Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2008 his career has gone from strength to strength with his performances receiving rave reviews.

Commencing lessons at the age of 13, Sebastian gained a place at the RCM where he spent the following 8 years honing his skills. Some of the highly esteemed mentors that coached Sebastian were Niel Immelman, Ruth Nye, Christopher Elton, Menahem Pressler, Gary Graffman, John Lill, Joanna MacGregor and Stephen Kovacevich. 

Sebastian can add several international prize wins to his expansive and varied resume: including the coveted Chappell Gold Medal at the RCM (2006), the London Emanuel Trophy (2007) and 1st Prize in the International Louise Henriette competition in Germany (2004). More recently Sebastian has also represented the small UK contingent of pianists in major worldwide competitions such as the International Grieg Competition in Bergen (2012), the International Scottish Piano Competition (2010) and the International Liszt Competition (2009). Sebastian has broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and Breakfast shows, Celtic Music Radio, and was signed by the label EMEC Discos for a 4 year period.

Sebastian is passionate about bringing the music of Spain to the masses, and his first two discs ‘El amor y la muerte’ and ‘Granados – Spanish Dances and Goyescas’ have been praised highly and received numerous 5 star reviews.

PROGRAMME

ALBENIZ Suite Espagnole No.1 Op.47:
No. 1 ‘Granada’, No. 4 ‘Cádiz’, No. 5 ‘Asturias’, No. 7 ‘Castilla’, No. 8 ‘Cuba’
GRANADOS ‘El Pelele’
GRANADOS Ballade: El amor y la muerte (Love and Death) from Goyescas
LISZT Liebesträum No.3 ‘Dream of Love’
CHOPIN Nocturne Op.48 No.1 in C minor
CHOPIN Ballade No.2 in F major Op.38
RACHMANINOV Variations on a theme of Chopin in C minor Op.22

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