A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us on Thursday 26th January 2012 at 1pm at our Wardour Street store to hear the pianist Mikhail Shilyaev(TCM) in recital.
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.
Schubert: Four Impromptus, Opus 90
Rachmaninov: Two Preludes: Opus 32 No.5 in G Major, Opus 3 No.2 in c# minor
Tcherepnin: Expressions, Opus 81 (1951)
Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Rachmaninov: The Flight of the Bumble Bee
Mikhail Shilyaev -
(Piano): was born in 1979 in Izhevsk, Russia. He started learning the piano at the age of six and won several regional piano competitions at a young age. In 1992 he entered the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatoire and in 1998 became a full-time student at the Moscow State Conservatoire, where he studied with Professor Olga Zhukova and Professor Elisso Virsaladze. In October 2003 he gained a DAAD scholarship which enabled him to study at the Munich Hochschule with Franz Massinger.
Mikhail is the prize-winner of many competitions, and has been supported in his studies by many awards. In 2005 he won both second prize in the Ibiza International Piano Competition and first prize in the Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition organized by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe. In July 2006 he won second prize in the Amy Brant Piano Competition in Birmingham. He has also been awarded the Myra Hess Award from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the 2006 Ricci Foundation Award and the 2006 Maisie Lewis Award.
He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and in 2005–7 Mikhail studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Mark Ray, Alexander Melnikov and Nelson Goerner. He gave his Wigmore Hall debut recital in March 2007.
Mikhail has participated in masterclasses given by András Schiff, Charles Rosen, Stephen Hough, Barry Douglas and Stefano Fiuzzi and in Summer 2007 he took part in the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme. As a soloist with orchestra, he has recently performed with the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, with the RNCM Concert Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Trinity College of Music and the Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra.
In July 2008 Mikhail appeared as a soloist at the Bridgewater Hall in Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra under Pascal Rophé. In 2008-2010 Mikhail was an appointed Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music. In 2009 Mikhail has received Golubovich Scholarship at the Trinity College of Music where he was working on his Master degree with professor Deniz Gelenbe. In July 2010 Mikhail won the Bronze Medal at the prestigious Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition in Lisbon.
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.