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Angelina Kopyrina (piano) plays Bach, Beethoven and Liszt

Friday April 12, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin BWV 1004 - Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni
  2. Sonata for Piano No 23 in F minor, 'Appassionata' Op 57 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Étude No 8 in C minor, 'Wilde Jagd', from 12 Études d'exécution transcendante S 139 - Franz Liszt

Born in Moscow, Angelina began playing the piano at the age of 5, giving her first recital a year later. She was then accepted at the Central Music School held at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she studied with Valery Piassetski. At 14, Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra in Yaroslavl and won second prize at the 4th International Nikolai Rubenstein piano competition in Paris, France.

In 2004, Angelina was offered a full scholarship at Trinity College of Music, London under Nina Sereda. While studying in London Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2, Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 and Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini at Barbican Hall, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 at Dukes Hall, RAM and St Martin at the fields. During Angelina’s time in the UK and Europe she has won several competitions including the International Czech Republic competition, Morey Piano Competition and 2nd prize at The Hastings Music festival piano concerto competition.

After graduating in 2008, Angelina returned to Moscow where she studied a Masters and Post Graduate at Gnessin Academy under Vladimir Tropp to whom she was also an assistant. Angelina gave concerts at the Big and Small hall at Moscow Conservatory, Rachmaninov’s hall, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Sviatoslav Richter Museum and Gnessin’s Academy Great Hall.

Angelina is currently studying for a PhD at Chichester University in 2017, where she is researching 'Author’s editions and problems of interpretations' surrounding Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonata.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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