A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us on Thursday 3rd May 2012 at 1pm at our Wardour Street store to hear the pianist Petr Limonov (RCM) 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.
Mozart: Fantasia in c minor, K.467
Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, Opus 59
Petr Limonov - (Piano): was born in 1984 in Moscow and started playing the piano at the age of 5. In 1991 he entered the Central Music School, where he studied under Siyavush Gadjiev, Valery Pyasetsky and, later, Andrei Pisarev. After winning the First prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein piano competition in Paris (1998) he started giving concerts in Europe, Russia and Japan, sponsored by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation.
In 2003 Petr was awarded a full international scholarship by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, which allowed him to continue his studies in the Royal Academy of Music (London) under Professor Hamish Milne and visiting professor Alexander Satz. Since then Petr took part in master classes given by Alfred Brendel, Leslie Howard, Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Hough, Boris Petrushansky, Bernard d'Ascoli and Vitaly Margulis.
After graduating from RAM Petr continued his studies in Paris with Ramzi Yassa and Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy, later winning the Third Prize in the International Jean Francaix piano competition (Paris, April 2009). In 2010 Petr returned to London to start his Masters program in the Royal College of Music under Dimitri Alexeev on a full scholarship.
Petr's notable appearances included the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, La Rogue d'Antheron festival (broadcast by radio France Musique), Southbank Centre, Salle Cortot, a recital in Duke's Hall in presence of HRH Prince Charles, broadcasts for "Culture" television channel in Russia and BBC Radio 3.
His repertoire stretches from Orlando Gibbons to Elliott Carter.
"...Petr Limonov, avec un détachement apparent, a joué les morceaux les plus ardus avec une aisance incroyable, une simplicité et une sincérité parfaite."- La Nouvelle République
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.