Steinway Hall Concerts
SCOTT MACISAAC & ARTHUR HAFTMAN
SCOTT MACISAAC & ARTHUR HAFTMAN – TALENT UNLIMITED
WEDNESDAY 1st MAR at 1.10pm
Scott MacIsaac – piano
- Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Intermezzo in E-flat major op.117 no.1
- Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Sonata no.31 in A-flat major, op.110
- Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
- Allegro molto
- Adagio, ma non troppo
- Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo
Artur Haftman – piano
- Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) – Sonata B flat minor op. 35
- Grave – Doppio movimento
- Marche funèbre
- Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) – Valse A flat major op. 34 no 1
Hailed as a pianist with “brio and imagination” (The New York Times), possessing “natural grace and refinement” (Calgary Herald) as well as “speed, clarity, breath and musicality” (La Presse), Canadian pianist Scott MacIsaac has performed internationally as a soloist throughout North America, China, and in much of Western Europe. His most recent successes in the United Kingdom include top prizes at the Brant International Competition and the Royal Overseas League Competition. In October 2015, he opened up the new Sound Unbound Series at the Barbican Classical Weekender in London: a weekend-long project that took over the Barbican Centre and surrounding venues that featured over 50 concerts across 48 hours with the goal to allow audiences the chance to discover to some of the greatest Classical music ever written. This May, he made his debut in Barbican Hall playing Rachmaninov’s Second Concerto with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra.
Scott has won numerous awards in many competitions—most recently being awarded the Grand Prize in the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Manulife (OSM) Competition. While a student at Yale University, he won the Prokofiev Competition there and made his Carnegie Hall debut performing Prokofiev in Weill Recital Hall. He has been the recipient of several other prizes, including those at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition, the Shean Piano Competition, and two consecutive Grand Prize Awards in the Canadian Music Competition.
As a concerto soloist, he has performed with several top Canadian orchestras. He recently made his debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the Maison Symphonique. His 2016 schedule of recitals across Canada includes the season opener concert with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and concerts at the Northern Arts and Culture Centre, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
This summer, Scott joined the YOA Orchestras of the Americas on their Nordic-Baltic tour playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major K.488. This was followed by a solo performance at the Orford Music Festival and at Maestro Kent Nagano’s OSM Virée Classique Festival. He also made a recording for CBC Radio 2 that will be aired in November and was named one of the “30 hot Canadian Musicians under 30” in CBC Music’s 2016 edition.
Scott graduated from the Yale School of Music with a Masters of Music degree where he studied with Boris Berman and Peter Frankl. He currently lives in London where he is continuing his musical studies with Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Scott is a Steinway and Sons scholar and is grateful for their generous support, as well as the financial support of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Grace Deville Bequest, the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Recently, Scott has joined the Talent Unlimited family of musicians.
Pianist Artur Haftman was born in Poland and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Dmitri Alexeev. At the same time he is studying at the La Schola Cantorum in Paris with Professor Maurizio Moretti. He began playing the piano at the age of seven studying with Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and later with Jolanta Reszelska. At the Royal College of Music he is the recipient of the RCM Foundation Scholarship. He has received several awards, including The Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Award of the Mayor of Stargard Szczecinski, and the Award of the National Fund for Children.
Artur has participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Mikhail Voskresensky, Andrzej Jasinski, Janina Fialkowska, Viera Nosina, Andzrej Tatarski, Phiilipe Giusiano, Kevin Kenner, Jaroslaw Drzewiecki, Alberto Nose.
Artur is the winner of numerous international competitions including First Prize in the International Music Competition “Musicaclassica” in Moscow (2012), 16th International Piano Festival in Druskininkai in Lithuania (2011), International Piano Competition in Palma de Mallorca (2011), 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva – Estonia (2010), Concours International De Piano Paris – ST. Maur Des Foses (2006). He is laureate of “Villa de Xabia International Piano Competition” in Xabia – Spain, “Cesar Franck International Piano Competition” in Brussels (2014), 10th International Piano Competition “Arthur Rubinstein im memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (2014), “Gold Parnas” (The grand prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok (2013).
He made his concerto debut at the age of eight with the Koszalin Youth Symphony Orchestra with which he has subsequently performed twice. At the age of sixteen he performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 with symphonic orchestra under Mykola Diadura, the Artistic Director of Szczecin Philharmonic, during the Chopin’s Festival of Szczecin in 2010. He was invited to perform with acclaimed polish soprano Malgorzata Walewska following his performances during the Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok in 2012.
Artur Haftman has presented solo recitals across the UK, Poland, France, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovakia. He recently performed in St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Mary’s Perivale in London, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. His recent projects included duo recital in Italy with violinist Sania Lin. Recently Artur has joined the Talent Unlimited family of musicians.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC - Veniamin
ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC – Veniamin Zhukov
WEDNESDAY 8th MAR at 1.10pm
Piano Sonata no 29 in B-Flat Major op 106 “Hammerklavier” Ludwig van Beethoven
I. Allegro (1770-1827)
II. Scherzo: Assai vivace – Presto – Tempo I
III. Adagio sostenuto, appassionato e con molto sentimento
IV. Largo – Allegro risoluto
Russian-born pianist Veniamin Zhukov began his musical education at the age of six with Galina Boguslavskaya, later studying with Angelina Mazina and Anatoly Ryabov. Veniamin has performed in the major concert halls of Moscow – the Rachmaninov Concert Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Small and the Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, and the Goldenweiser Museum and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Yuri Airapetyan, with performances including at a festival dedicated to Yakov Flier and the Moscow Conservatory Festival Grata Novitas. Veniamin started his Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music in 2015 studying with Dmitri Alexeev. He is a Future of Russia Scholar, and receives generous support from the charity fund ‘12’. Veniamin is interested in rarely performed repertoire, and has given Russian premieres of several Charles-Valentin Alkan. He has also performed pieces by Glass, Cage, Szymanowski, Messiaen and Weinberg. Veniamin also enjoys chamber music, and has produced a CD with clarinettist Anton Moiseenko.
RUYA TANER & DINÇER ÖZER (Percussion) WEDNESDAY 15th MAR at 6.30pm
RUYA TANER & DINÇER ÖZER (Percussion)
WEDNESDAY 15th MAR at 6.30pm
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC WEDNESDAY 22nd MAR at 1.10pm
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
WEDNESDAY 22nd MAR at 1.10pm
HIN-YAT TSANG - THE KEYBOARD
HIN-YAT TSANG – THE KEYBOARD TRUST
WEDNESDAY 22nd MAR at 7pm
El puerto from Iberia Book I
V mlhách, ‘In the Mists’ (1912)
ii. Molto adagio
i. Einfach – Sehr rasch und leicht – Noch rascher – Erstes Tempo – Wie im Anfang
ii. Hastig – Nach und nach immer lebhafter und stärker – Wie vorher
iii. Einfach und zart – Intermezzo
iv. Innig – Schneller
v. Sehr lebhafter – Immer lebhafter – Stretto
vi. Mit einigem Pomp
vii. Zum Beschluss
Born in Hong Kong, Hin-Yat Tsang was admitted to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a Junior Student under the tutelage of Eleanor Wong. A Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholar, Hin-Yat attained his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Academy, graduating with first class honours.
A winner of various international awards such as the First and Audience Prize at the Third Manchester International Concerto Competition and the First Prize at the Steinway & Sons International Youth Competition in Beijing, Hin-Yat was named ‘The Hong Kong Young Musician of the Year’ in 2010. In early 2014, Hin-Yat received the Gold Medal in the Asian Chopin Competition in Tokyo. Hin-Yat is also a laureate prizewinner in both the Gina Bachauer Young Artists and James Mottram International Competitions. Most recently, he was presented the fourth prize at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition last October.
Hin-Yat has collaborated with many ensembles and orchestras including the Prima Vista Quartet, the Logos Chamber Group, Trinity Harrow Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony, the Manchester Camerata, London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Silesian Philharmonic as well as the Hong Kong City Chamber and Philharmonic Orchestras. He has also worked alongside many distinguished conductors, including Perry So, Ian Brown, Hannu Lintu, Trevor Pinnock and Jose Serebrier. Hin-Yat has given recitals in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo and extensively in China, Germany as well as the United Kingdom, including a performance at the biannual International Steinway Festival in Hamburg.
A former Croucher Foundation Hong Kong Scholar and Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund recipient, Hin-Yat is a Masters and Artist Diploma graduate from the Royal College of Music in London. Supported by the Craxton Memorial Trust as well as the Worshipful Company of Musicians, Hin-Yat served as the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow at the College from 2015 to 2016 under the guidance of renowned Russian pedagogue Dmitri Alexeev.
Hin-Yat is currently continuing his studies at the Universität der Künste wth Klaus Hellwig in Berlin, Germany.
TRINITY LABAN WEDNESDAY 29th MAR at 1:10pm
WEDNESDAY 29th MAR at 1:10pm
*Keyboard Trust concerts are by invitation only. Seating is restricted and only those who have requested seats can be admitted. To reserve a seat please telephone Sarah Moyse (Administrator) on 020 8892 3848 or email email@example.com.For confirmation of date or time please contact Steinway Hall on: 0207 487 3391 Concerts are free of charge and booking is not necessary unless specified