Roman Kosyakov and Tanya Avchinnikova
four hands one piano
Mozart Sonata for Piano duet in D K381
Schubert Ave Maria D839
Glière Douze Morceaux Op 48
Rachmaninov Six Morceaux Op 11
Siberian pianist Roman Kosyakov was a Leamington Music Prize winner in 2019, and stepped in at the last minute to save the day last year giving a stunning concert to close the Festival with Ukrainian pianist Sasha Grynyuk. This year he teams up with his Belarusian wife, Tanya Avchinnikova, for a delightful afternoon duo concert.
Opening with a piece that Mozart regularly included in his own programmes when touring with his sister, Nannerl, as child prodigies, we follow his charm with some of Schubert’s characteristic warmth. Glière was born in Kyiv, of German and Polish descent, and this is a rare opportunity to hear these delightful pieces written in 1909.
Rachmaninov’s Six Morceaux Op 11 are an absolute must for this Festival programme. Written in 1894, they are among the best compositions of his youthful period following his studies at the Moscow Conservatory.
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(£1 children / students)
Includes tea and cake served afterwards
Bach Partita No 1 in B flat BWV825
Schuman Novelette in F Op 21 No 1
Schumann Kreisleriana Op 16
We are delighted to offer a concert to a 2019 Leamington Music Prize winner, following some excellent concerts by winners in the recent Midsummer Music Festival, and the success of Claire Barnett-Jones, a winner in 2013, who took the Audience Prize in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition earlier this year.
Roman, who came to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatoire in 2017, has won many prizes in Britain and the USA and has made a recording of works by Liszt for Naxos. He includes Schumann’s masterpiece, Kreisleriana, as we prepare for his Piano Quintet to finish the Festival in style in the evening.
2019 Leamington Music Prize Winner’s concert
Bridge Four Short Pieces
Beethoven Cello Sonata in F Op 5 No 1
James MacMillan Kiss on Wood
Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor Op 19
The second of the 2019 Leamington Prize Winner’s concerts features Sheffield-born cellist Tom Pickles and Siberian pianist Roman Kosyakov. Tom is supported by Help Musicians UK, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Craxton Memorial Award, while Roman is the winner of multiple international competitions, including the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Manhattan International Music Competition, and will soon be recording for the Naxos label.
Tickets: £15 unreserved (ticket includes interval drink)
£1 Student Standby
The Leamington Music Prize concerts are generously sponsored by Bonhams