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Katya Apekisheva is in demand internationally as both a soloist and a chamber musician. Since winning prizes at the Leeds International and Scottish International piano competitions, she has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. As a recording artist, Katya has received widespread critical acclaim. Her 2008 recording of Grieg solo piano works was chosen by Classic FM as CD of the Week and by Gramophone as both Editor’s Choice and 2008 Critics’ Choice, also receiving a ‘Rising Star' award in International Piano Magazine. In 2012 Katya released a CD of works by Mussorgsky and Shostakovich, and has also collaborated on several recordings with violinist Jack Liebeck including a Classical BRIT-winning CD of works by Dvořák, and more recently a disc of Kreisler arrangements for Hyperion. Recent seasons’ highlights include performances at the Utrecht, Ancona, Leicester, Oxford, Lincoln, City of London and Elverum festivals, and in the Berlin Spectrum Concert Series, as well as an acclaimed Bach solo recital at Kings Place. She has continued a collaboration with the award-winning Belcea Quartet at Wigmore Hall, and with the Aviv Quartet. In addition she has made a concerto tour of South Africa, performing with all the major orchestras there, and performed with the English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiesbaden Orchestra, Santiago Philharmonic and OFUNAM Orchestra (Mexico), collaborating with conductors Jan LathamKoenig, Paul Watkins, Emmanuel Siffert and Jason Lai.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra also acknowledges the following chair supporters whose players are not present at this concert: David & Yi Buckley Andrew Davenport William & Alex de Winton Sonja Drexler Friends of the Orchestra Dr Barry Grimaldi Countess Dominique Loredan Geoff & Meg Mann Sir Simon Robey Victoria Robey OBE Caroline, Jamie & Zander Sharp Eric Tomsett Laurence Watt
Date for your diary: A Christmas celebration with the LPO Sunday 2 December 2018 | 3.00pm Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Gabrieli O Magnum Mysterium Byrd O Magnum Mysterium Praetorius In dulci jubilo Cornelius The Three Kings Scheidt Battle Suite Schütz Also hatt Gott die Welt geliebt Schütz Hodie Christus Natus Est Mathias Sir Christemas Trad arr. Wood Ding Dong! Merrily on High Niles arr. Harvey I Wonder as I Wander Trad arr. Carter Lord of the Dance Iveson A selection from Christmas Crackers Trad. arr Rutter Shepherd’s Pipe Carol Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium Trad arr. Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas
Last season's highlights include concerto debuts in Poland with Jerzy Maksymiuk (Białystok and Szczecin Philharmonic orchestras), and solo and chamber music concerts at major venues and festivals. Katya recently released a new solo CD with impromptus by Chopin, Fauré and Scriabin on the Champs Hill label.
Neville Creed conductor Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra London Philharmonic Choir
Katya is a Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
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