A Yamaha Pianos Promotional Recital
Please join us for the seventh concert in our 2010 series of Lunchtime Music at our Wardour Street store on Thursday March 11th at 1pm where we feature Alexander Kanchaveli, currently studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Presented in association with Yamaha pianos, these recitals provide a wonderful opportunity for highly gifted young artists to perform at an excellent venue. The series also gives our customers an insight into the extraordinary wealth of talent being nurtured in our conservatoires and the unique characteristics of Yamaha Concert series pianos.
Medtner: Sonata Reminiscenza, Opus 38, No. 1
Brahms: Three Intermezzi: Opus 76, No. 6; Opus 118, No. 2 & Op.119, No. 2
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6, Opus 82.
Alexander Kanchaveli - (Piano) was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1981. He started studying the piano at the age of 7 at the Tbilisi Music Gymnasium, and subsequently made his concerto debut 5 years later with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra. Alexander furthered his studies at the Tbilisi State Conservatory with prof. Tengiz Amiredjibi, Georgia’s foremost teacher and was awarded his BmusHon and Mmus cum laude with distinction.
Alexander has taken part in a number of international competitions, winning second prize at the Concerteum Athens and third prize at the Chopin Association Rome. He has performed extensively in Georgia, Hungary, Germany and the UK, both as soloist and as a chamber musician. He was reviewed in the Glasgow Herald as giving a “floor-shudderingly good performance (that) restored belief in the music's capacity to move and disturb”.
Alexander was awarded his PGDip and MMus at the RSAMD, both with distinction. He is currently on RSAMD fellowship course, where RSAMD Scholarship enables him to study under Aaron Shorr, head of RSAMD keyboard department. Alexander has already been awarded all the major prizes at the RSAMD, including the Governor’s Recital Competition, Ramsay Calder Award for the performance of Debussy and the Jock Holden Memorial Prize for the performance of a Mozart concerto. He was also awarded a prestigious Arbuthnot Latham Scholarship and Biggar Music Club prize two years running. He represented RSAMD for the Beethoven intercollegiate competition in London, winning third prize. Most recently,
Alexander performed Mendelssohn’s piano concerto with Georgian National Symphony Orchestra which was broadcast on main TV channels.
Future plans include participation in the Summer Festival in Tbilisi, along with many distinguished world class musicians. Alexander is married to operatic soprano Katie, and they have a six year old daughter, Mariam.
This performance is free of charge and will take place in the Recital Room of Yamaha Artist Services Europe (London), situated within the historic Piano Hall at Chappell of Bond Street’s West End store. The recital will commence at 1pm. Seating is limited so please call in advance to reserve your place by calling 020 7432 4422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org