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Kira Frolu (piano) plays Bach, Scarlatti, Enescu and Chopin

Friday November 2, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Toccata, from Suite No 2 in D major Op 10 - George Enescu
  2. Prelude and Fugue No 12 in F minor, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' BWV 857 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. Sonata for keyboard No 175 in A minor L429 - Domenico Scarlatti
  4. Sonata for keyboard in E flat K 474; L 203 - Domenico Scarlatti
  5. Sonatina for piano No 6, 'Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen' BV 284 - Ferruccio Busoni
  6. Sonata for piano No 2 in B flat minor Op 35 - Fryderyk Chopin

Kira is a prizewinner of several international competitions, including 'Chords of Khortitsa' and 'Vladimir Krainev' (Ukraine),'Maria Tjarri'(Cyprus), 'Pianale' (Germany), 'Jeunesses Musicales' (Romania), 'Young Pianists of the North' (UK) and others. She started playing piano at Music School no 3 in Bucharest, then continued her studies with prof. Elena Petrenco at the 'Dinu Lipatti' Music School and privately, with Maria Masycheva in Berlin. She represented the school numerous times at the biggest national competition 'Olimpiada' and other local international competitions, where she was awarded the first prize. Since 2016 Kira has been studying with prof. William Fong at the Purcell School for Young Musicians, where she has been supported by the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme. She is currently continuing her studies with him at the Royal Academy of Music, where she got a full entrance scholarship.

Kira’s main performances include solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Milton Court; solo performances in various locations and festivals in Bucharest, including the George Enescu Festival Junior Platform; duo performance at St. Jude’s; a solo performances with orchestra includes Gershwin’s 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the Hertfordshire Schools Symphony Orchestra, the Schumann Concerto with Torun Symphony Orchestra at the Paderewski Summer Academy, Poland and the Mozart Concerto K 467 in Bacau, Romania; she has also performed a concert for King Michael I of Romania.

Apart from studying and performing, Kira has also taken part in numerous piano masterclasses and academies, such as Pianale(Germany), Paderewski Academy (Poland), Suolahti Music Festival (Finland), Arthur Rubinstein masterclass (Marbella) and others.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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