The English-Speaking Union welcomes you to an evening of piano music with ESU Music Scholarship alumna Yulia Chaplina

Yulia Chaplina

The concert programme includes:

  • Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K9
  • Mozart Phantasy in D minor
  • Haydn Sonata in D-major Hob. 16/24
  • Haydn Andante con variationi
  • Brahms Intermezzi no 1, 2 op 118
  • Debussy Pour les arpèges composés
  • Scriabin Prelude for the left hand op. 9
  • Selected Etudes, op. 2, 8, 42

Arrivals from 6.30pm, recital begins at 7pm sharp.

Yulia Chaplina

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.

Described by International Piano Magazine as ‘quintessentially Russian’ and ‘with technical fluency and rich tonal shading reminiscent of the great Communist era artists such as Emil Gilels’, Yulia is the winner of 7 international piano competitions. Since winning the First Prize & the Gold Medal in the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Musicians, she has performed regularly as a soloist in many of the world’s finest venues, including the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and the Southbank Centre in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo and many other concert halls.

Yulia’s solo CD of Russian Music, recorded by Champs Hill Records, was described by the American Record Guide as “….an outstanding disc and one I’ll return to often”, adding that “Russian born and trained Yulia Chaplina brings to her playing more than a lifetime of acquaintance with this music.”

Yulia holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arts (Berlin), Masters in Music & Fellowship from the RCM (London). Yulia received music coaching from Mstislav Rostropovitch, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Paul Badura-Skoda, David Waterman, Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès and Liliya Zilberstein.

Yulia is a regular music contributor for Russian Arts & Culture and has written extensively for many UK music publications, including Gramophone, Pianist, International Piano, BBC Classical Music magazine as well as publications in Russia and Germany. She has recently published a series of interviews (‘Musicians in Isolation’) to inspire young musicians during the current lockdown period, featuring Sir András Schiff, Maxim Vengerov, Imogen Cooper, Steven Isserlis and Alina Ibragimova.

Yulia is also the presenter of the “Pianist Platform” where her guests include Alfred Brendel, Pierre – Laurent Aimard, Marc – Andre Hamelin, Imogen Cooper, Barry Douglas, Paul Lewis, Barry Cooper, John Suchet, David Waterman, heads of Keyboard from UK’s top conservatoires and schools such as: RAM, Guildhall School of Music of Drama, RNCM, Trinity Laban, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Birmingham conservatoire, Chetham’s School of Music, Eton College, Harrow School, Dulwich College, Radley school and many others.

Yulia is a passionate teacher herself and has given many recitals and masterclasses in international music festivals, as well as at the Royal College of Music and in leading UK schools. She has recorded piano syllabus pieces for both the ABRSM and Trinity Piano Examination Boards as well as recording accompaniments for the Trinity Vocal syllabus. Yulia was a member of the selection panel for the Trinity College London Examination Board in 2018 and 2020. She has been invited to participate as a jury member in several music competitions in the UK, Russia, Malta and Italy. Yulia is the Artistic director of the Prokofiev Festival in London.

”…hauntingly beautiful with this pianist again showing her fine touch” — THE CLASSICAL REVIEWER