A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us on Thursday 8th March 2012 at 1pm at our Wardour Street store to hear the pianist Julian Clef (RNCM) 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.
J.S.Bach: Prelude & Fugue in c#minor, Book I
Chopin: Etudes Nos. 1, 5, 6 & 11 from Opus 25
John Ogdon: 5 Preludes
Beethoven: Sonata in f minor, Opus 57 “Appassionata”
Julian Clef - (Piano): was born on the 28th July 1990 in the state of Kerala, India. He received no formal piano training until 2006 when he was accepted by Chetham’s School of Music, in Manchester. Since then he has been studying piano under the direction of Murray McLachlan.
In September 2011, Julian started his fourth and final year of undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, leading to a B.Mus. Degree. He has performed in many venues around India & across the UK including Buckingham Palace, St. Martin in the Fields & the Foundling Museum in London, Leeds College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and St. David’s Hall in Cardiff & the Pump room in Bath. He visited Norway in September 2007 to perform in the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival and in the Edvard Grieg Museum at Troldhaugen and gave solo piano recitals in Hamburg in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Julian has taken part in Masterclasses from leading International Pianists including Bernard Roberts, Peter Donohoe Bryce Morrison, Noriko Ogawa, Yonty Solomon and John Lill, and has been a successful participant in numerous national and international piano competitions.
In 2011 Julian won the RNCM Gold Medal. This is a coveted and highly prestigious award.
Very early in Julian’s career, international concert pianist Benjamin Frith concluded “Julian has a musical and pianistic maturity well beyond his years. He gives performances of great beauty, without mannerism or distortion. Already very experienced, he is totally composed on stage and he possesses a remarkably relaxed technique with which he brings the music so vividly to life”.
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.