A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us on Thursday 7th June 2012 at 1pm at our Wardour Street store to hear the pianist Mohamed Shams (RSAMD) 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: Fantasy in c minor, K396
Ravel: La Valse
Liszt: Sonata in b minor
Mohamed Shams - (Piano): was born in 1984 and started his music instruction at the age of 7 when he joined the Cairo Conservatory where he studied for 8 years with Prof.Edgar Daveliandzi. He also studied with Prof.Elena Dzamashvili for post-graduate. Graduated with distinction in 2004.
Mr. Shams was appointed as assistance at the Cairo Conservatory since 2005. Mr. Shams has been recognized in Egypt and abroad. He was awarded a full scholarship to attend Brevard Music where he studied with Prof. Douglas Weeks. Earning the first prize in Brevard Music Festival Competition, NC in USA in 2000 and 2002 and in the BMC concerto competition in 2001.
For his outstanding achievements in the festival, he was invited to play with of the BMC orchestra in 2003, and more recently he was granted the Fulbright scholarship to study for one year in USA where he was affiliated to the Catholic University of America to study with Prof.Marilyn Neeley.
He also attended some of Master-classes giving by world famous pianist such as Sergei Dorensky, Nikolia Petrov (Russia), Idel Biret (Turkey) Ramzi Yassa (Egypt) Gorgey Sandor (Hungary, Juilliard) and Julian Martin (USA, Juilliard). He appeared as soloist with Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Cairo Opera Orchestra, Cairo Conservatory Orchestra, London Chamber Players, Repertory Symphony Orchestra, BMC Orchestra, The Egyptian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and University of Bonn Orchestra.
His chamber music and recital activities are manifold and include appearances at American University in Cairo, Cairo Opera house, and the Manasterly Palace, as well as in Hungary, Italy and the United States. His recent engagement was in Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany September 2007 in Beethoven Hall with Cairo Conservatory symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Gulke performing Beethoven Concerto No.3 which was received by excellent reviews by the German Newspaper. More recently, Mr. Shams took part in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's tour to Egypt playing Mozart's Concerto No.9 conducted by Enrique Batiz.
In April Mr. Shams performed the great masterpiece Rachmaninoff Concerto No.3 with Cairo Symphony Orchestra in two concerts (Cairo and Alexandria) which was received with great success from the audience and the press. In 2008 He was enrolled as a Master's student under a full Scholarship at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City studying with Dr.Marc Silverman and Chamber Music with Lawrence Dutton (Emerson Quartet) and Sylvia Rosenberg (Julliard School).
In 2009 he gave the Egyptian premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Second piano concerto with Cairo Symphony Orchestra. In June 2009, in March, 2010 he performed Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No.1 with Cairo Symphony.
In July, 2010 he will be performing two chamber music concerts with faculty members of the summer music festival “The Music Academy - Plzen” in Czech Republic. Recently, he graduated from Manhattan School of Music under the gaudiness of Dr.Silverman. Recently, he was one of the 8 semi-finalists in the 9th International Scottish Piano Competition in Glasgow, 2010 where he won the The Bryden Thomson Prize.
In March 2011, he performed Bernstein's Age of Anxiety with Manhattan School Orchestra and Philippe Entremont Conducting.
In April 2011, he was first prize-winner of Mieczysław Munz scholarship competition in Manhattan School of Music.
In 2011, Mr. Shams served as piano collaboration in the The International Music Academy- Plzen- Czech Republic
He was the recipient of the Harold Bauer award from Manhattan School of Music in 2011
In November 2011, Mr. Shams has given the opening concert season in The International Music Centre in Cairo (www.manasterly.com
) celebrating the 200th anniversary of F.Liszt.
In 2012, Mr. Shams won the Mozart Prize, The Concerto Competition in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the First Prize of Bamber/Gallway Piano Competition in RCS.
Currently, he is in enrolled in the MMus course in the RCS studying with Aaron Shorr and Steven Osborne.
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.