February 3, 2019 at 11:15
Petr Limonov performing:
- Haydn: Piano Sonata no 52 in E flat major, Hob XVI:52
- Mozart: Piano Sonata no 14 in C minor, K 457
- Beethoven: Sonata no 21 in C major, op 53 (“Waldstein”)
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- Children 11-17 – £6.00
- Children 5-10 – Free (Please note: we do not admit children under five years old)
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Introducing the performer…
Winner of Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Russian-British pianist and conductor Petr Limonov frequently appears in the UK and Europe as a soloist or in collaboration with, among others, Nicola Benedetti, Laura van der Heijden, Jennifer Pike, the Van Kujik Quartet, Leonard Elschenbroich and Liana Isakadze. He has recorded for Decca, Onyx, Deutschlandfunk and Champs Hill, and has made notable appearances at La Roque d’Antheron Festival (Boris Berezovsky’s Carte Blanche, broadcast by Radio France Musique); Wigmore Hall; iTunes Festival; Cadogan Hall; St Martin-in-the-Fields; Southbank Centre; the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory; and the Duke’s Hall (for HRH Prince Charles).
Petr has made television appearances for BBC Proms Extra and Russia’s “Culture” channel, and broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3. In 2017, his arrangement of Auld Lang Syne (issued on Decca in 2014 as a part of Nicola Benedetti’s best-selling “Homecoming” album) was performed in the Albert Hall at the BBC Proms. His repertoire stretches from Orlando Gibbons to Arvo Pärt.
Born in Moscow, Petr started playing the piano at the age of five. He entered the prestigious Central Music School in Moscow a year later to study under the guidance of Siavush Gadjiev, Valery Piasetsky and Andrei Pisarev. After winning first prize at the 1998 Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris, he began giving concerts throughout Europe and Russia, supported by the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. Petr went on to study with Hamish Milne and Alexander Satz at the Royal Academy of Music in London on a full scholarship, followed by a year at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, where his teachers were Ramzi Yassa and Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy.
In 2010 Petr returned to London to commence postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music with Dimitry Alexeev, obtaining his Masters degree in 2012. During his studies, Petr participated in masterclasses with Alfred Brendel, Stephen Hough, Vitaly Margulis and Stephen Kovacevich. He also studied conducting under Peter Stark. In November 2013, Petr made his conducting debut at Cadogan Hall with the London International Chamber Orchestra performing works by Glazunov and Rachmaninov.
“…Petr Limonov, avec un détachement apparent, a joué les morceaux les plus ardus avec une aisance incroyable, une simplicité et une sincérité parfaite.”
La Nouvelle République
“Artistic, mature and utterly compelling playing…”
“His mastery is mesmerising…”
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