Steinway Hall Concerts
Royal College of
Royal College of Music – George Harliono
WEDNESDAY 6 June at 1.10pm
JS Bach (1685–1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor BWV 848
Transcendental Étude no 11 in D flat major ‘Harmonies du soir’
Hungarian Rhapsody no 6 S 244/6
Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka
i Danse russe
ii Chez Pétrouchka
iii La semaine grasse
British pianist George Harliono was invited to make his first one hour long, solo recital at the age of nine and since then has performed in numerous locations both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia, including Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Chicago Symphony Centre and The Great Hall of The Moscow Conservatory.
He has been awarded prizes in many competitions throughout the world including The Grand Piano Competition in Moscow, Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition in London, Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Utah and Dinu Lipatti Piano Competition in Bucharest.
A regular performer with orchestras including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestra and Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, George also performs alongside eminent artists such as Lang Lang and Denis Matsuev.
George studies with Professor Vanessa Latarche (Chair of International Keyboard Studies and Head of Keyboard, Royal College of Music in London) and travels to Switzerland to work with his mentor, renowned pianist Professor Vovka Ashkenazy and also his father Vladimir Ashkenazy. George also works closely with the Russian conductor Alexander Sladkovsky who has taken a personal interest in his development as an artist.
George began studying at the Royal College of Music for a Bachelor of Music on a full four year scholarship in September of last year. He is one of the youngest students ever to be accepted onto this course.
Upcoming engagements for this year include a concerto performance at the Berliner Philharmonie, performances with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Tatarstan Symphony Orchestra as well as a recital at the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan.
Elena Rojas &
Elena Rojas & Martin Kutnowski
WEDNESDAY 13 June at 1pm
A tribute to Astor Piazzolla
IV.Languido e pesante
Venezuelan-American violinist and violist Elena Rojas received a Diploma inPerformance from the Simon Bolivar Conservatory – Venezuela, and a Bachelor and a Master of Arts Degree in violin performance from Queens College – New York, where she graduated Summa cum Laude under the tutelage of Daniel Phillips. She also studiedwith Daniel Panner, Margaret Pardee, Sergio Celis, Eduardo Cedeño and Kasimier Burek (Venezuela). Prior to her arrival in New York, Ms Rojas was a member of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra-Venezuela, touring with them to Europe, Asia, and America, and recording master pieces of Latin American composers for Dorian Records. In 2006, Ms. Rojas gave her New York Recital Debut at the Weill Hall of the Carnegie Hall, as one of the winners of the Special Presentations Awards of Artists International Presentations 33rd Annual Auditions. Ms. Rojas has performed as a soloist with the Queensborough Symphony in New York, with the Olavarria Symphony Orchestra in Argentina, with the Trujillo Symphony and Mérida Youth Symphony in Venezuela, and has given recitals in Argentina, Portugal, Venezuela and USA. While in New York, Ms.Rojas participated extensively in the performance of contemporary music with guitar player Sylwia Kloc and pianist Wei-Hsien Lien. Since 2010, she is the String Orchestra and IB Music teacher at the Carlucci American International School of Lisbon, in Portugal. She is married to Alan Crocker, and along with their son Kai and pets, they make beautiful Sintra their home. Ms. Rojas performs on instruments made by the American Luthier Edward Maday.
Martín Kutnowski is a pianist, composer, and music education activist. His music, fusing folk, world, and classical sources from his native Argentina and many other regions of the world, has been performed in four continents, including major venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Izumi Hall in Osaka, IBK in Seoul, and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has received numerous awards, from the National Endowment for the Arts of Argentina, Canada Council for the Arts, Arts New Brunswick, Fulbright, and ASCAP, among others. His music is published by Billaudot, Ricordi, and FJH, and it’s recorded in Avie (UK), MSR and Bridge Records (USA), Leaf Music (Canada), and Anima (France). Kutnowski teaches at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Canada, where he currently serves as the Director of Fine Arts. He is also a member of the Canadian League of Composers, an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the New Brunswick Music Teachers Association, and ASCAP. In addition to his regular teaching duties in Fredericton and its area of influence, his busy outreach has taken him to USA, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Taiwan, The People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Japan, Spain, Portugal, France, Estonia, and the UK. Previous to his employment at St. Thomas University, where he led the development of its new Fine Arts Program and served as Dean of Faculty, Kutnowski also taught at City University of New York, Hofstra University, the Aspen Music Festival, and Conservatorio Manuel de Falla in Buenos Aires.
Nicola Losito WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY 20 June at 7pm
Etude op.10 nos.1, 2, 3, 4 and 12
Etude op.25 nos.7 and 12
Franz Joseph Haydn
Faschingsschwank aus Wien op.26
Having graduated with the highest honours, Italian pianist Nicola Losito, 22, is currently studying with Leonid Margarius at the Imola International Piano Academy ‘Incontri col Maestro’ and with Massimo Gon at the Giuseppe Tartini Music Conservatory in Trieste. Nicola has won first prize in prestigious national and international competitions including the National Piano Competition ‘Muzio Clementi’ (Florence), the 6th Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition Novi Sad (Serbia), the International Piano Competition ‘Dinu Lipatti’ (Bucharest).He has recorded two CDs for labels Amadeus and Movimento Classical. He has also recorded for Rai Radio 1, Radio Classica, Radio Vaticana and Sky. Since 2017, he has been President and Artistic Director of the Italian Philharmonic Association.
Arina Lazgiian WEDNESDAY 3rd October at 7pm
WEDNESDAY 3rd October at 7pm
Jaime Bergin WEDNESDAY 7th November at 1.10pm
WEDNESDAY 7th November at 1.10pm
Ivan Krpan WEDNESDAY 28th November at 7pm
WEDNESDAY 28th November at 7pm
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