A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us for the final concert in our Autumn 2010 series of Lunchtime Music at our Wardour Street store on Thursday December 9th at 1pm where we feature the pianist Polina Bogdanova, currently studying at the Royal Northern 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: Piano Sonata in Ab major, Opus 110.
Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendante No. 10 in f minor
Liszt: Étude “Gnomenreigen”
Debussy: Pour le Piano.
Polina Bogdanova - (Piano): Polina Bogdanova was born in 1986 in St. Petersburg. She started playing the piano at the age of six and studied with Natalia Browerman and Marina Wolf at the Special Music School for highly talented children.
In 1998 Polina made her debut with the St.Petersburg Symphonic Orchestra and signed a contract with Melodia Records for the production of a CD of Scriabin’s music.
International competition successes include second prize at the International Piano Competition in Paris (2004), first prize at the Garts Stiftung trio competition in St. Petersburg (2004), a diploma at Andorra Piano Competition (2006), second prize at Rachmaninov Competition in Morcone, Italy (2007), fifth prize at the A.M.A. Calabria Piano Competition in Italy (2008), third prize at the Thailand Piano Competition (2008).
In 2009 she won the third prize at the BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition in London; in 2010 took the third prize of the The Robert William and Florence Amy Brant International Pianoforte Competition.
Polina Bogdanova graduated with distinction from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatoire (class of Eduard Bazanov) and currently she studies with Norma Fisher on the MMus course at the RNCM supported by The Leverhulme Trust. She is an active participant of various international masterclasses including with Professors Michail Woskresenskij, Stanislav Igolinskij, William Brons, Carl Kammerling, Vincenzo Balzani, Stephen Kovacevich and others. She takes part in many ensembles and has undertaken concert tours in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and France.
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.