Yulia Chaplina, winner of the First Prize and the Gold Medal in the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition for Junior Musicians in 2004,  performs regularly as a soloist 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 and many other prestigious concert halls. Her solo CD of Russian Music was recorded by Champs Hill Records in the UK in May 2014. The American Record Guide described this as “….an outstanding disc and one I’ll return to often.” Yulia holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arts in Berlin as well as a Masters in Music and Fellowship from the Royal College of Music.

Jonathan Deakin was awarded a major scholarship to study with David Strange and Colin Carr at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction, and the DipRAM award. He completed his studies in Berlin with Hans-Jakob Eschenburg. Recent performances have included chamber music recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Music Room, Oxford, St. James’s, Piccadilly and on BBC Radio 3 as well as in Amsterdam, Berlin and Vienna. As a founding member of the London-based chamber orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, he has appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Al-Bustan Festival in Beirut, Lebanon and with Sir Thomas Allen and Malcolm Martineau at the Wigmore Hall as well at the BBC Proms.

Programme

Piano solo (Yulia Chaplina)

Debussy:  

Preludes: Feux  d’artifice, Minstrels Pour le Piano Etude Pour les arpèges composés

Ravel:  

Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit La Valse

 

Piano Duo (Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin)

 

Bizet:  

Selected pieces from Jeux d’Enfants

Ravel: 

Mother Goose Suite

Saint-Saëns:  

Swan and Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals Danse Macabre.