A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us for the second concert in our Autumn 2010 series of Lunchtime Music at our Wardour Street store on Thursday October 21st at 1pm where we feature the pianist Veronika Shoot, currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music.
Presented in association with Yamaha pianos, these recitals provide a wonderful opportunity for highly gifted young artists to perform at a superb venue as well as offering an insight into the extraordinary wealth of talent being nurtured in our conservatoires. And there are few better opportunities to hear Yamaha’s stunning handcrafted Premium Pianos played at concert level in the UK.
Scarlatti: Sonata in C Major K159, Sonata in d minor K141
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Opus 24
Prokofiev: March & Gavotte from zehn kleine Klavierstűcke, Opus 12
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3, Opus 28
Veronika Shoot - (Piano): Russian-born Nika (Veronika) Shoot moved to England aged 5 and gave her first recital aged 7 in Dartington International Summer School.
Having studied in both the Yehudi Menuhin School and Purcell Schools of music under a full scholarship, she is at present moving into her 4th year at the Royal Academy of Music where she is a recipient of the Frederic Jackson Award, studying with Tatiana Sarkissova.
Nika has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall on 3 occasions, playing solo and chamber music. She has also played at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Steinway Hall, the Purcell Room and Jacques Samuels. She has also played abroad, notably; The Amsterdam Conservatoire, The Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, the International Mozart Festival in Istanbul, The Coblenz Gymnasium in Germany, the Hudební Škola in Prague and L’Opera Gabriel at the Chateau de Versailles, France.
A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the musicas fund, the Christopher Rae Award, and a winner of the 2003 Young Musicians’ Competition at the Two Moors Festival, Nika has given recitals and concerto performances in venues throughout England, including Plymouth, West Buckland, Clevedon, Cheltenham, Dartmouth, Exeter, Torquay and Dartington.
In 2008, Nika received a special award at the Final of the Yamaha International Piano Competition (YMFE) .
In March 2007 Nika performed Mozart's piano concerto no 24 in C minor with Torbay Symphony Orchestra in a 3 day tour around Devon.
She has had masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Murray Perahia, Pascal Devoyen, John Lill, Boris Berman, Joanna Macgregor and others. A participant of the Tel Hai International Piano Masterclasses in Israel, Nika studied under Emanuel Krasovsky, playing in a number of masterclasses and performances.
Recent performances include Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto with the Torbay Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Gonski in Totnes St. Johns Church and Torquay Central Church, solo recital in Cheltenham Music Club and West Buckland Festival, and duo concerts in the Wigmore Hall and Salle Bertet a Gieres in Grenoble.
Recently Nika was awarded the Edna Bralesford Prize for Year 3 piano for her end of year performance in the Royal Academy of Music, and the Thomas Jennings Exhibitions prize for her general achievement throughout the year.
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.
Final admittance to each recital is 12.55pm.