INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES – DAY TEN (Evening)
  • Wednesday 25 August 2021, 7pm
Image INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES – DAY TEN (Evening)
7pm – Alicja Fiderkiewicz
‘A pianist of rare quality … she plays with the kind of old-fashioned simplicity associated with the playing of her two great compatriots – Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Artur Rubinstein…’ – Piano Magazine

Born in Warsaw, Poland, the young Alicja Fiderkiewicz’s outstanding musical talent was recognised at the tender age of 3 by her elder sister’s piano teacher who, upon hearing her play, immediately spotted Alicja’s tremendous potential. Two years later Alicja was accepted into the Central School of Music attached to Moscow’s Conservatoire.

Throughout her career Alicja appeared with number of major orchestras – The Halle, Da Camera, Manchester Camerata, La Scala in Milan, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Polish Radio & TV and many others and worked with number of conductors including Frank Cliff, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marek Pijarowski, Kenneth Page, Owain Orwell Hughes, Pierluigi Urbini.

Alicja Fiderkiewicz website

8.30pm – Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen Recital

One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands and two piano repertoire. In parallel with their extensive solo careers, they have been performing together around the world and across the UK since 2001. Their close collaboration stems from a shared teacher, the inspirational Irina Zaritskaya, with whom they both studied at the Royal College of Music. Their friendship dates from 1987 during a visit of students from the Gnessin School in Moscow to the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey. The duo released a first recording for Quartz in 2016, featuring Stravinsky’s two piano ballets, the Rite of Spring and Petrushka, with a dedication to the memory of their teacher. Their second disc came out in January 2018 on Avie featuring music by Rachmaninov, recorded at Kings Place. Together, Charles and Katya are the Artistic Directors and founders of the London Piano Festival, held annually at Kings Place.

We are delighted to welcome them back to Stoller Hall for the closing recital of 2021.

Katya Apekisheva Charles Owen website

INTERNATIONAL PIANO SERIES – DAY TEN (Evening)
  • Wednesday 25 August 2021, 7pm

SCHEDULE
7pm - Alicja Fiderkiewicz
8.30pm - Katy-a Apekisheva and Charles Owen Recital
PROGRAMME:
Alicja Fiderkiewicz
SCHUMANN Kinderszenen Op.15
BRAHMS 3 Intermezzi Op.117
CHOPIN
Polonaises in C minor Op.40, No.2
Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 Larghetto (arranged by Chopin)
Barcarolle in F# Major, Op.60
Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen – Two Pianos 
SCARAMOUCHE
Poulenc Sonata for Piano Duet 
Poulenc Sonata for Two Pianos
Poulenc Elégie  
Poulenc Capriccio d’après Le Bal Masqué 
Poulenc L’embarquement pour Cythère

7pm – Alicja Fiderkiewicz
‘A pianist of rare quality … she plays with the kind of old-fashioned simplicity associated with the playing of her two great compatriots – Mieczyslaw Horszowski and Artur Rubinstein…’ – Piano Magazine

Born in Warsaw, Poland, the young Alicja Fiderkiewicz’s outstanding musical talent was recognised at the tender age of 3 by her elder sister’s piano teacher who, upon hearing her play, immediately spotted Alicja’s tremendous potential. Two years later Alicja was accepted into the Central School of Music attached to Moscow’s Conservatoire.

Throughout her career Alicja appeared with number of major orchestras – The Halle, Da Camera, Manchester Camerata, La Scala in Milan, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Polish Radio & TV and many others and worked with number of conductors including Frank Cliff, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marek Pijarowski, Kenneth Page, Owain Orwell Hughes, Pierluigi Urbini.

Alicja Fiderkiewicz website

8.30pm – Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen Recital

One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands and two piano repertoire. In parallel with their extensive solo careers, they have been performing together around the world and across the UK since 2001. Their close collaboration stems from a shared teacher, the inspirational Irina Zaritskaya, with whom they both studied at the Royal College of Music. Their friendship dates from 1987 during a visit of students from the Gnessin School in Moscow to the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey. The duo released a first recording for Quartz in 2016, featuring Stravinsky’s two piano ballets, the Rite of Spring and Petrushka, with a dedication to the memory of their teacher. Their second disc came out in January 2018 on Avie featuring music by Rachmaninov, recorded at Kings Place. Together, Charles and Katya are the Artistic Directors and founders of the London Piano Festival, held annually at Kings Place.

We are delighted to welcome them back to Stoller Hall for the closing recital of 2021.

Katya Apekisheva Charles Owen website

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