A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us for the fourth concert in our Autumn 2010 series of Lunchtime Music at our Wardour Street store on Thursday November 18th at 1pm where we feature the pianist Helen Nicholas, 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 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.
Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 in Eb major, Opus 81a (‘Les Adieux’)
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in Ab major, Opus 47
Debussy: La Terrasse des Audiences du Clair de Lune (from ‘Preludes Book II’)
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1
Helen Nicholas - (Piano): began playing the piano at the age of six, taking lessons with Helen Tate through to Grade 8. By the age of 16 she had achieved an ABRSM Performance Diploma, under the tutelage of the concert pianist Mark Tanner.
Helen is currently in the final year of her BMus (Hons) Performance Degree at Trinity College of Music. She has been tutored by Mikhail Kasakevich and the late Yonty Solomon and is currently studying with Hilary Coates.
Helen has participated in many festivals and competitions. In 2009, she received one of the 'Managing Director's Awards' for the Jacques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition and was a quarter-finalist in the Sussex International Piano Competition, which took place at the Royal Academy of Music.
Helen has given numerous solo recitals around London and Dorset, as well as two performances of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with the Dorset County Orchestra. This year she performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Wessex Youth Orchestra.
Helen is also a very experienced accompanist and chamber musician. In 2009, she was the pianist for a production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years in Harrow, London, and was given the opportunity to accompany dance classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Helen has also been part of the Bradtke Piano Trio, performing in master-classes and concerts.
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.