Wednesday 18 May 2011, 12 pm
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Alexander Ardakov has a deep affinity for the music of Chopin thanks in part to his Polish mother. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire and a prizewinner at the Viotti International Competition in Italy, Ardakov has been living in England since 1991 where, in addition to his performing career throughout the world, he is a Professor of Piano at Trinity College of Music in London. He has performed for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and has made several CD recordings, including Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson. An international recitalist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity, he feels at home not only with the Russian classics but also with the composers of the Romantic period such as Liszt, Schumann and, of course, Chopin.
Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor, Op.9 No.1
Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne in E flat, Op.9 No.2
Fryderyk Chopin: Impromptu in A flat, Op.29
Fryderyk Chopin: Impromptu in F sharp, Op.36
Fryderyk Chopin: Impromptu in G flat, Op.51
Fryderyk Chopin: Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66
Fryderyk Chopin: Polonaise in A, Op.40 No.1 (Military)
Supported by The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the Polish Cultural Institute and The Polish Heritage Society.
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