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Talent Unlimited artists perform Thibault Charrin, Chopin and Liszt

Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for violin and piano - Thibault Charrin
  2. Nocturne No 13 in C minor Op 48 No 1 - Fryderyk Chopin
  3. Ballade No 2 in B minor S 171 - Franz Liszt

Arda Karakaya was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1991. He took his first violin lessons at the age of 9 from Alaaddin Canbay in Van. In 2002, he entered the Ankara State Conservatory and continued his studies with Reyyan Yücelen Basaran. He gained his Bachelor’s degree one year earlier than expected, by virtue of his outstanding achievements as the most successful student of the violin department in 2011. He continued his studies at the Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria with Silvia Marcovici. Later, he studied with Ildiko Moog in Ankara.

The prominent Turkish violinist Cihat Askin has been coaching and supporting Arda from the beginning of his musical career. During his training, he participated in many masterclasses and studied with violinists such as Joshua Epstein, Alexander Vinnitski, Mincho Minchev, Lutsia Ibragimova and James Buswell. He has appeared many times as a soloist with the Hacettepe Youth and Academic Orchestras. In 2012, he performed several concerts as a soloist with National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Turkey as part of the Eurochestries International Music Festival in France. His performances received highly rated reviews from the French press.

Arda appears regularly as a guest artist at many concerts and recitals throughout Turkey. He also worked as a research assistant at the Yüzüncü Yil University Turkish Music State Conservatory in Van where he gave violin lessons between 2015-2017.

He is currently studying with internationally renowned pedagogue Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London where he is an ABRSM International Scholar supported by an ISH Award. He is also generously supported by “ÇEV Young Talents Project” with the financial support of “QNB Finans Bank” and Talent Unlimited.

Born in France, Thibault Charrin began his musical studies in 2005 at the Conservatoire of Saint Germain-en-Laye with Bernard Fauchet. Highly commended for his improvising skills and performances of Romantic repertoire, he made his debut in 2007 with a Debussy / Chopin recital in the Chateau du Lycée International. From his early development, he showed a true fascination for contemporary works, especially the music of Ligeti. At the age of thirteen, he joined the class of Christophe Maynard at the Conservatoire of Rueil-Malmaison and went to study in Paris with Tristan Pfaff where he will vastly broaden his repertoire. In 2012, he was offered a place in the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to study with Caroline Palmer and Philip Jenkins.

Awarded a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Guildhall School in November 2016, Thibault has performed extensively across Europe: He was invited to the Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag (NL) for a leading European Project on Improvisation, recently gave a performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto in Eflat (Milton Court Concert Hall), and collaborated with the Data Science Institute of the Imperial College (London) for an Audience Research Experiment.

He has taken part in masterclasses with Anne Queffélec, Robert Levin, John Rink, Bernard d’Ascoli, and has worked closely with distinguished professors such as David Dolan, Carole Presland, Joan Havill, Peter Bithell, Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen, Noriko Ogawa and Paul Roberts.

Thibault has made live / studio recordings of varied repertoire, including his own compositions; has performed and recorded the works of Schumann, Debussy and Poulenc.

In 2017, he is the 2nd Prize Winner of the VIIth Piano Composition Competition Fidelio and Semifinalist in the Norah Sande Award.

Thibault has been studying Orchestral Conducting since 2013 with ‘Grammy’ award winner David Corkhill and since 2014 with professor Timothy Redmond. He regularly attends rehearsals of the London Symphony Orchestra; has scored and conducted the music for a show in December 2014 of 'The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King' featuring Guildhall Final Year Actors (December 2015, Milton Court Theatre). Upon his graduation ceremony in 2016, he was invited by Sir Antonio Pappano to attend rehearsals of the Royal Opera House.

Also passionate for composition and filmmaking, Thibault has collaborated with stage / film directors and actors. In 2012, he directed a project for which he composed the music and developed the CGI environment (150,000+ views in two years). He recently produced a documentary of an opera project with the collaboration of San Francisco Merola Opera Program and Guildhall Artists.

Thibault is currently on the Guildhall Artist Masters program with Prof. Philip Jenkins.

Born in Casablanca in 1998, Aïda Lahlou started the piano at the age of 5 with professor Yana Kaminska, winning her first international competition 3 years later. In 2013, she was admitted with scholarships from both the U.K. government’s Music and Dance Scheme and the school itself to the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, becoming its first Moroccan student.

Aïda is the recipient of numerous prizes in national and international level competitions. Most recently, she was awarded a 2nd prize at the Baku International Classical Music Competition for young performers from the Islamic World and she was awarded a First Mention in the International Piano Competition Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem.

She has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Hall of Organ and Chamber Music in Baku, the Royal Overseas League in Edimburg, St John's Church in Wimbledon, BOZAR Hall in Brussels, Robert Samut Hall in Valetta, Centro Cultural San Carlos in Ibiza, Théâtre National Mohamed V in Rabat and Théâtre 121 in Casablanca. She was invited to perform in festivals such as the Printemps des Alizés (Essaouira) or Festival International de Musique de Carthage (Tunis).

She has participated in masterclasses with music pedagogues of international renown such as Roberte Mamou, Edith Fisher, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Lev Natochenny, Valery Piasetsky and Nareh Arghamanyan.

Occasionally, she has played the harpsichord in the Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra, instrument she studied with Carole Cerasi.

After having studied with Marcel Baudet and Emmanuel Despax at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Aïda will pursue her piano studies with Caroline Palmer (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) whilst reading Music at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Aïda is grateful to be supported by Talent Unlimited, a charity dedicated to helping young performers.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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