Mishka Momen Performs At Chappell, 3rd November, 3rd November 2011

On 3rd November, we're delighted to be welcoming pianist Mishka Momen to our store where she'll be performing a recital of Schubert and Liszt.

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.

Seating is limited so please call in advance to reserve your place by calling 020 7432 4422 or email concerts@chappellofbondstreet.co.uk

About The Artist:

Mishka Rushdie Momen, (born in London in 1992) Described by the 2010 Cambridge Summer Music Festival as “An extraordinarily gifted young artist and a recitalist of distinction- audiences have been both enchanted by her performance and that such a young player should bring such maturity and depth to her interpretations”. She is the youngest pupil ever to have been admitted by the Purcell School at the age of six on a full scholarship where she was a pupil of Ilana Davids. Mishka is now a final year scholarship student at the Guildhall School of Music and has been studying externally with Imogen Cooper as her only student since 2006.

Mishka won First Prize of the Piano section in the prestigious Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists 2010 Competition. Previously at the age of 13 Mishka was unanimously selected by the jury as the First Prize winner of the Leschetizky Association’s Gifted Young Pianists Concerto Competition held in New York. In June 2009 Mishka represented the UK at the first EU Piano competition in Prague and was awarded the Director’s Special prize for her rendition of Chopin.

Her debut solo recital was at the age of ten following which her concert experience includes most of London’s major venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Barbican Centre, St. James’s Church Piccadilly, and St. Martin in the Fields. She is regularly invited to give recitals hosted by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe and the Chopin Society UK. In 2010 Mishka performed in both the Chopin and Schumann Festivals in London and was invited to give a solo recital in the Cambridge Summer Music Festival in July.

Mishka has also performed abroad at the Liszt Salon in Altenburg, Germany, Merkin Hall, New York where she played Beethoven 3rd piano concerto as soloist with the Camerata New York, at the Nostitz Palace in Prague, in April 2010 gave a major solo recital at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai and for the Chopin 2010 celebrations in Cologne. Most recently in the Summer 2011 she gave solo recitals at the 10th Anniversary Chipping Campden Music Festival and for the Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society.

A committed chamber musician, Mishka has played in Wigmore Hall, The Spirit of Youth in Music Festival, Rochdale, in a piano Quintet at Chamber Music Concerts in Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Surrey and St Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico in 2009 and plays regularly in chamber groups and with singers in and around London.

In April 2011 Mishka participated in the IMS Prussia Cove Masterclasses in the class of Denes Varjon and Ferenc Rados, and in November 2010 Mishka played at the Wigmore Hall in Imogen Cooper’s Schumann Masterclass. She has also performed in masterclasses for Paul Lewis, Stephen Hough, Leslie Howard, Dominique Merlet , Piers Lane, and in a showcase Lang Lang masterclass at LSO St. Luke’s which was filmed for broadcast . She has also had private lessons with Alfred Brendel.

Last year Mishka appeared on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show and performed Chopin B minor Sonata as part of the Chopin Society’s promotion of his Bicentennial celebration concerts.

Presented in association with Yamaha pianos, the Lunchtime Conservatoire Concerts 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.