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PLANET PIANO Friday 8 March - Tuesday 12 March Welcome to the RCM Keyboard Faculty's five day extravaganza for 2013, Planet Piano. Consisting of students from 50 countries, the keyboard faculty proudly celebrates its internationalism with music from the four corners of the earth. Events include recitals by students from our international partner institutions, a forum on international piano competitions and the exciting musical tour Around the World on 88 keys which is followed by the centrepiece of the festival, a masterclass given by one of today's truly great global concert artists, Andrรกs Schiff. We look forward to seeing you! Professor Vanessa Latarche Chair of International Keyboard Studies & Head of Keyboard RCM London 60 minutes

11.00am, 1.00pm & 3.00pm | 8 March 2013 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Ligeti at 90

6.00pm | 8 March 2013 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Jazz Journeys

7.00pm | 9 March 2013 | College Hall, Goldhawk Road, W12 9PL

Around the World on 88 Keys

10.00am-3.00pm | 10 March 2013 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Piano Masterclass with Andrรกs Schiff

4.00pm | 10 March 2013 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

L'invitation au voyage

1.05pm | 11 March 2013 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Excursions around Europe

6.00pm | 11 March 2013 | West Parry Room

Competitions: How to make use of them

10.00am | 12 March 2013 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

International Piano Competition Forum

11.30am | 12 March 2013 | Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

60 minutes The RCM welcomes pianists from our international partner institutions in Italy, France, and Russia who present a series of one- hour recital programmes.

11.00am Beatrice Magnani J S Bach English Suite no 1 in A BWV 806 Prelude; Allemande; Courante I; Courante II; Double I; Double II; Sarabande; Bourrée I; Bourrée II; Gigue Mozart Sonata in C K330 Allegro moderato; Andante cantabile; Allegretto Chopin Ballade in G minor op 23

1.00pm Guillaume Sigier Liszt Ballade no 2 in B minor Henri Dutilleux Trois préludes

D'ombre et de silence Sur un même accord

Le jeu des contraires Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Ondine; Le gibet; Scarbo

3.00pm Natalia Sokolovskaya Mozart Sonata in E flat K282 Adagio; Menuetto I-II; Allegro Chopin Introduction and Rondo in E flat Rachmaninov 8 Preludes op 32 Born in Cremona in 1988, Beatrice Magnani started to study the piano at the age of six with the Russian pianist Ludmilla Krylova. At present she is attending the International Pianistic Academy Incontri col Maestro in Imola. Winner of 20 first prizes in national and international competitions, in February 2010 she won the 10th edition of the Piano Campus International Piano Competition in Pontoise (France). Since the age of eleven she has given recitals in many international concert venues including the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and the Feng-Youang Music Hall in Taiwan. She has taken part in international festivals and concert series such as Die Neue Philharmonie Westfalen in Recklinghausen and Gelsenkirchen, MiTo in Milan and Borghi e Valli dell’Oltrepò in Pavia.

Beatrice has played with Ensemble Respighi, the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Nizhnij Novgorod Academic Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also recorded works by J S Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninov for the Italian Music Magazine Suonare News. Born in 1988, the French pianist Guillaume Sigier entered the class of Henri Barda and Isabelle Dubuis at the Paris Conservatoire in 2005. There he also studied accompaniment, chamber music, and harmony, most notably with Roger Muraro, Claire Désert and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger. Eager to encounter leading musical personalities, Guillaume has benefited from the advice and masterclasses of Susan Manoff, Anne Quéffelec, Denis Pascal, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Ivry Gitlis, Byron Janis, Gilbert Amy, Michel Béroff, Christian Ivaldi and the members of the Wanderer Trio. He has performed in recitals at Salle Pleyel and Cité de la musique in Paris and in Lille as a soloist in Beethoven’s Concerto no 3, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Ravel’s Concerto in G. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he has collaborated with the gifted young artists Rika Masato and Yury Revich, as well as with the cellist Honorine Schaeffer at the Roque d’Anthéron Festival. Guillaume was a prize winner at the 57th Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona, and winner of the Ravel Prize given by the town of Ciboure in 2011. He is planning to record a CD dedicated to Ravel’s work in 2013.

Natalia Sokolovskaya began her acquaintance with music at the age of

three. In 2003 she studied at the special music school at the Music College of Musorgskiy in the south of Russia. In December 2005, she made her solo debut in The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory under the baton of A Levin. She has since performed with the St Petersburg Symphony, Classica, and the Philharmonic Orchestra in Kharkov. Natalia is currently studying piano and composition at the Moscow Conservatory. She has taken part in masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovich, Dmitriy Bashkirov, Dmitriy Alexeev and Michell Beroff.

During the last ten years Natalia has taken part in international music competitions and festivals in Russia, England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic. She has performed solo in the concert halls of Moscow, St Petersburg and the Astrakhan Conservatory. In addition to the competitive awards Natalia has been a scholarship holder of the Rostropovich, Spivakov Charitable Foundation, the Russian Performance Art New Names, and a Special Scholarship from the President of the Russian Federation.

Ligeti at 90 In this concert we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of the great Hungarian composer Ligeti (1923-2006) whose Etudes have proved to be seminal works in the history of piano music. Extracts from all three books of Etudes are interspersed here with composers and styles which Ligeti often cited as influences when he was writing these remarkable pieces. RCM piano professor Julian Jacobson, who is performing this evening, gave the UK premiere of the first book of Etudes at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London in 1986. Ligeti Désordre (Etudes, book I) Ligeti Arc-en-ciel (Etudes, book I)

Valentin Barry

Chopin Berceuse op 57

Harry Nowakowski-Fox

Bill Evans Peace Piece Ligeti Der Zauberlehrling (Etudes, book II)

Andrew Zolinsky*

Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K 141

Kausikan Rajeshkumar

Chopin Etude in F op 10 no 8

Lara Melda

Chopin Etude in D flat op 25 no 8

Aleksandar Pavlovic

Ligeti Touches bloquées (Etudes, book I)

Julian Jacobson*

Ligeti White on white (Etudes, book III)

Emmanuelle Fleurot

Ligeti Pour Irina (Etudes, book III)

Gen Li

Debussy Etude pour les degrés chromatiques

Sean Jackson

Ligeti En suspens (Etudes, book II) Ligeti Fém (Etudes, book II)

Gwenaelle Rouger * RCM professor

Jazz Journeys

Join us for a relaxed evening at the College's hall of residence with RCM jazz pianists and instrumentalists. Please note the venue, RCM College Hall, 220-238 Goldhawk Road, W12 9PL The Street-Nelms Jazz Quartet - Toby Street trumpet Adam Higgs bass Oli Patrick drums

Monk Straight, No Chaser

Keith Jarrett Long as You Know You're Living Yours

T Nelms Noctilucent

Haggart/Burke What's New?

Walton Touch Her Soft Lips and Part

Tizol Caravan

T Nelms Adnamira

Tom Harrell Moon Alley

Rodgers/Hart My Romance

Stevie Wonder Bird of Beauty


Around the World on 88 Keys We present five hours of non- stop music-making for piano and harpsichord which takes us on a tour around the world, beginning and ending in the UK. Follow our entertaining journey either in person in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall or, if you are unable to be with us for the whole period, watch us live online at

England Beethoven Seven Variations on ‘God Save the King’ WoO 78

Yoon-Seok Shin

Froberger Plainte faite à Londres pour passer la Mélancholie

James Perkins

J S Bach Prelude from English Suite no 2 in A minor BWV 807

Aleksandar Djermanovic

Spain John Bull The Spanish Paven

Valarie Liow

Albéniz El Puerto from Suite Iberia

Merce Villanueva

Albéniz Fetes-Dieu a Seville from Suite Iberia Albéniz Triana from Suite Iberia

Han-Sae Jang Margalida Moll Salord

Albéniz Cordoba from Cantos de Espana op 232

Bram Simmonds

France J S Bach French Suite no 5 BWV 816 Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gavotte

Lisa Britcher

Switzerland Liszt Au Lac de Wallenstadt from Années de pèlerinage: Suisse

Gen Li

Liszt Les Cloches de Genève from Années de pèlerinage: Suisse

Oda Voltersvik

Austria Schumann Romance and Intermezzo from Carnival Scenes from Vienna op 26 Godowsky Alt Wein

Weihao Fu Andrew Yiangou

Poland Chopin Polonaise in C sharp minor op 26 no 1

Emas Au

Norway Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen op 65 no 6

Stephanie Onggowinoto

Russia Tchaikovsky Album for Children Elena Toponogova Russian song; Italian song; German song; Old French song; Neapolitan song Medtner Russian Fairy Tale op 42 No1 Balakirev Islamey

Asiya Akperova Dominic Doutney

Ukraine Bax Two Russian Tone-Pictures ‘Nocturne’ and ‘May night in the Ukraine’ Mussorgsky The Hut on Fowl's Legs and The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

Alexander Kirk Vasco Dantas Rocha

Romania Paul Constantinescu Joc Dobrogean - veloce (quasi una Toccata) ‘Between the River Danube and the Black Sea’ Bartok Six Romanian Dances

Elisabeta Furtuna Alexandra Zlatior

Italy Debussy Les collines d'Anacapri from Préludes Book I Liszt Tarantella from Venezia e Napoli Saint-Saëns Souvenir d'Italie Poulenc Napoli Suite

Lara Melda Tomoka Kan Minyoung Bae Hamish Dustagheer

Greece Debussy Danseuses de Delphes from Préludes Book I

Ewa Tytman

Turkey Fazil Say Black Earth (inspired by the landscape of the town of Sivas)

Emma Wang

India John Mayer Calcutta-Narga

Ning See

China John Adams China Gates

Miklos Veszpremi

Guo Zhihong Xinjiang Dance

Catherine Cheung

Japan Ryosuke Karaki Jipang: The sounds of an ancient temple bell wafting in the air

Tingting Li

Malaysia and Singapore Albert Tay Variations on the theme 'Di Tanjong Katong'

Nabillah Jalal

Muhd Nazzerry Procession in Telok Blangah

Tang Rachel

Indonesia Godowsky The Gardens of Buitenzorg from Java Suite Phonoramas Tonal Journeys for the Pianoforte

Mark Viner

China, Australia & America Stephen Goss Piano Cycle (Olympic Games) Fanfare: The Bird’s Nest (Asia); Arioso (Oceania); Repetitive Strain (America)

Ray Long

Argentina Ginastera Danza del Viejo Boyero from Danzas Argentinas op 2 Ginastera Danza de la Moza Donosa from Danzas Argentinas op 2 Ginastera Danza del Gaucho Matrero from Danzas Argentinas op 2

Aleksy Kornicz Chi-Hoi Cheung Bing Bai

Brazil Milhaud Brasileira from Scaramouche for two pianos

Vasco Dantas Rocha & Pedro Gomes

America Ginastera Suite de Danzas Criollas op 15

Muqiao Zhou

Portugal Lopes-Graça Variações sobre um tema popular Português

Ana Beatriz Ferreira

Ireland Grainger Irish Dance no 1 A March-Jig

Sarah Park

Grainger Spoon River and Irish Tune from County Derry

Liang Shan

England Judith Bingham The Moon Over Westminster Cathedral

Eungi Chung

Piano Masterclass with András Schiff In the middle of his highly acclaimed recital series of the Complete Beethoven Sonatas at the Wigmore Hall in London this season, András Schiff leads a class on these monumental works with three RCM pianists. This masterclass is supported by Dasha Shenkman in memory of her mother, Belle Shenkman, who was a great supporter of the arts. Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor Quasi una fantasia op 27 no 2 ‘Moonlight’ Pavel Kolesnikov Beethoven Sonata in E flat op 31 no 3 Kausikan Rajeshkumar Beethoven Sonata in F minor op 57 ‘Appassionata’ Anna Fedorova András Schiff was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1953 and started piano lessons at the age of five with Elisabeth Vadász. Subsequently he continued his musical studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy with Professor Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, and in London with George Malcolm. Recitals and special cycles such as the major keyboard works of J S Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Bartók form an important part of his activities. Since 2004 he has performed complete cycles of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in 20 cities, and the cycle in the Zurich Tonhalle was recorded live. For his recording Geistervariationen, with works by Robert Schumann (ECM), Andras Schiff received the International Classical Music Award 2012, in the category Solo Instrumental Recording of the Year. András Schiff has worked with most of the major international orchestras and conductors, but nowadays he performs mainly as a conductor and soloist. In 1999 he created his own chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, which consists of international soloists, chamber musicians and friends. In addition to working annually with this Orchestra, he also works with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Since childhood he has enjoyed playing chamber music and from 1989 until 1998 was Artistic Director of the internationally highly praised Musiktage Mondsee chamber music festival near Salzburg. In 1995, together with Heinz Holliger, he founded the Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte in Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland. In 1998 András started a similar series, entitled Hommage to Palladio at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. András Schiff has been awarded numerous international prizes, the most recent being the Golden Mozart-Medaille by the International Stiftung Mozarteum. In 2006 he became an Honorary Member of the Beethoven House in Bonn in recognition of his interpretations of Beethoven’s works. In 2008 he was awarded the Wigmore Hall Medal in appreciation of 30 years of music-making at Wigmore Hall, in 2011 the Schumann Prize awarded by the city of Zwickau and in June 2012 he received the Order pour le mérite for Sciences and Arts. In 2012 he was also made a Member of Honour of Vienna Konzerthaus. András Schiff has been made a Special Supernumerary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. In 2006 András Schiff and the music publisher G Henle began an important Mozart edition project. In the course of the next few years there will be a joint edition of Mozart’s piano concertos in their original version to which András is contributing to the piano parts, the fingerings and the cadenzas where the original cadenzas are missing. In addition, in 2007 both volumes of Bach’s Well Tempered Klavier were edited in the Henle original text with fingerings by András. In the spring of 2011 Mr Schiff attracted attention because of his opposition to the alarming political development in Hungary and in view of the ensuing attacks on him from some Hungarian Nationalists, decided not to perform again in his home country.

L'invitation au voyage RCM postgraduate pianists on the accompaniment specialism are joined by singers in this concert on the theme of journey and voyage. Duparc L'invitation au Voyage Mendelssohn Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Schumann Abends am Strand Wolf Mignon Chabrier L’Ile Heureuse Chausson Le Colibri

Fiona Mackenzie mezzo-soprano Ian Tindale piano Peter Kirk tenor Clara Murnig piano Marie Jaermann soprano Lucy Colquhoun piano Stephanie Jennings-Adams soprano Emas Au piano

Qing Zhu I live at the Source of the Yansze River Roussel Réponse d'une épouse sage Marie Jaermann soprano Wing Shan Chan piano Bizet Adieu de l'Hotesse Arabe Weill Youkali Duparc Romance de Mignon Duparc Le Manoir de Rosemonde Britten Midnight on the Great Western Finzi When I set out for Lyonesse Duparc La Vie Antérieure

Anna Migallos soprano Wing Man Leung piano Ranveig Karadottir soprano Asiya Akperova piano Nick Pritchard tenor Jerome Knox baritone Paul Mckenzie piano Fiona Mackenzie mezzo-soprano Ian Tindale piano

Excursions around Europe Join the RCM organists for an exploration of organ music from around the continent.

Liechtenstein Rheinberger Sonata no 7I Allegro non troppo

Georgina Sherriff

Poland Sawa B.A.C.H

Michal Bryks

England Harwood Sonata in C sharp minor Allegro appassionato

James Perkins

Spain XimĂŠnez Batalladel sexto tono

Richard Moore

Sweden Von Koch Kontraster Ritmo; Misterioso; Giublioso

Toril Briese

Competitions: How to make use of them - 10.00am International Piano Competition Forum - 11.30am Dr Gustav Alink, a leading authority on piano competitions, presents a talk and is joined afterwards by international piano competition organisers and jury members Dorian Leljak, Murray McLachlan, Tori Stødle and Ian Jones for a round table discussion on the pros and cons of the piano competition world.

Chair Professor Vanessa Latarche

Thank you to all involved in the organisation and planning of the festival. Thanks are due to RCM staff and the professors and students of the keyboard faculty , particularly Ian Jones, Assistant Head of Keyboard, and Valeria Farruggia, Faculties Administrator and Masterclass Coordinator.

Planet Piano Festival Programme  

Planet Piano Festival Programme