Leo Nicholson LCCS Concert 03.06.2010


A Yamaha Pianos Promotional Recital
Please join us for the third concert in our Spring/Summer 2010 series of Lunchtime Music at our Wardour Street store on Thursday June 3rd at 1pm where we feature the pianist Leo Nicholson, currently studying at the Trinity College of Music.
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.
J.S.Bach: Prelude & Fugue in D# minor from the Well Tempered Klavier, Book II
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Opus 6
The Artist:
Leo Nicholson - (Piano) studied piano at the Purcell School with Ilana Davids and the Junior RNCM with Jonathan Middleton.  He started a BMus at Trinity College of Music in 2006 with the late Yonty Solomon, and continues to study with Douglas Finch.  
In November 2009, Leo won Trinity's John Longmire Beethoven Competition, and competed in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Intercollegiate Competition.  He performed Mozart's Piano Concerto in E flat, KV 449, in a workshop for the Worshipful Company of Musicians in February 2010.  Leo’s also maintains his childhood links with Sheffield – he performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra in 2009, and Bartok’s 2nd Concerto with the University of Sheffield Symphony Orchestra this May.
Leo is also a much sought-after accompanist.  With Charmian Bedford, he reached the final rounds of both the Elisabeth Schumann Lieder and the Lilian Ash French Song Competitions at Trinity College of Music in 2008, and received an MBF Development Award in association with the Miriam Licette and Maggie Teyte Prizes in 2009.  He has performed in many prestigious London venues including the Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Royal Opera House, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and St. John’s, Smith Square. 
In addition, Leo performs in and directs new opera, operetta, cabaret and musical theatre in and around London, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where this year he’ll be Musical Director for Hamlet! The Musical.
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 pianos@chappellofbondstreet.co.uk