Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with beautiful Russian Music composed on a theme of love. You will hear works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Khachaturian and Sviridov for piano solo, piano trio, violin, cello, voice.

Concert Programme:

  • Rachmaninov Elegy Piano Trio in G-Minor
  • Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 1 in C-minor
  • Rachmaninov Selected Romances for voice and piano
  • Prokofiev Selected Pieces from “Romeo and Juliet” (arr.by Prokofiev for piano)
  • Tchaikovsky Melody and Valse – Scherzo for Violin and Piano
  • Tchaikovsky Selected Pieces from “Nutcracker” for piano solo
  • Rachmaninov Cello and Piano Sonata (3rd movement)
  • Scriabin Etude op.8 no 12
  • Rimsky – Korsakov Shéhérazade, first movement for cello and piano
  • Sviridov Valse from the Snowstorm Suite
  • Khachaturian’s Valse from the Masquerade Suite

Performers:

  • Andrew Hamilton Baritone baritone (Great Britain)
  • Inguna Morozova soprano (Latvia)
  • Maria Gîlicel  violin (Romania)
  • Juhee Yang violin (South Korea)
  • Elizaveta Tyun violin (Russia)
  • Riccardo Pes cello (Italy)
  • Marc Trembovelski cello (France)
  • Elena Toponogova piano (Russia)
  • Marina Staneva piano (Bulgaria)

The event is organised by Yulia Chaplina, artistic director, who is a Russian concert Pianist. Born in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), London-based Yulia Chaplina gave her debut performance aged 7, performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor with the Rostov State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively in Europe and Asia. Since her first major competition win in Poland, aged 9, Yulia has won first prize in piano competitions in Paris, London, Andorra, Kiev, Kharkov and St. Petersburg. After winning the first prize and gold medal in the junior section of the 5th Tchaikovsky International Competition, Yulia performs regularly both in recital and with orchestras, in many of the world’s finest venues including Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, Main Hall of Busan’s Cultural Centre, Hiroshima’s Bunka Gakuen Hall, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama and many other prestigious venues.