Romanian born British pianist and creator of “The Nutcracker and I”, Alexandra Dariescu dazzles audiences and critics worldwide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence. Alexandra’s vision and innovative approach to programming make her stand out as a creative entrepreneur who likes to think differently.

Dariescu’s 2018/19 season marks a special focus on works by female composers in important milestones including her debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and James Gaffigan, performing Nadia Boulanger’s Fantaisie variée at Lodon’s Barbican and a return visit to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Jessica Cottis, performing Germaine Tailleferre’s Ballade for piano and orchestra. Alexandra returns to the Hallé Orchestra and Jonathan Heyward (Tchaikovsky 1) and Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle with Daniel Huppert (Rachmaninov 2) while at the Wigmore Hall, Dariescu presents an all-French recital with works by Debussy, Messiaen, Faure, Tailleferre and Lili Boulanger.

After the highly acclaimed premiere of Dariescu’s own production The Nutcracker and I – a ground-breaking multimedia performance for piano solo with dance and digital animation – at Barbican’s Milton Court in December 2017 – Alexandra will take the Nutcracker on a world tour, performing across Europe at Konzerthaus Wien, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Bozar Brussels, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Konserthuset Göteborg, King’s Place London amongst others as well as touring China, Australia and the Emirates. In addition, Alexandra has just released an audio book of the same name on the Signum label, with the story written by Jessica Duchen and narrated by celebrated TV children presenter Lindsey Russell. 

This season Alexandra completes her Trilogy of Preludes with Boulanger/Messiaen/Faure which compliments the previously released CDs of Chopin/Dutilleux and Shostakovich/Szymanowski complete preludes (Champs Hill Records). 2016 saw the release of two concerto discs: Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No. 1 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Darrell Ang (Signum Records) and Emily Howard’s Mesmerism (NMC Records), a concerto written especially for Alexandra, which won the British Composer of the Year at the BASCA awards. 

Recently, Alexandra toured with the European Union Youth Orchestra under the baton of Vasily Petrenko after celebrating a range of acclaimed debuts in North America with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec (Fabien Gabel), Utah Symphony Orchestra (Kazuki Yamada), Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (Marzena Diakun) and her Chinese debut with the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra (Darrell Ang), as well as two different sold out performances at the Vienna Staatsoper with Angela Gheorghiu and concertos at the Musikverein. 

Alexandra has been mentored by Sir András Schiff and Imogen Cooper. After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music with the Gold Medal, where she studied with Nelson Goerner, Alexander Melnikov, Mark Ray and Dina Parakhina, Alexandra pursued her Masters at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama with Ronan O’Hora. A former artist of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT), Alexandra was a Laureate at the Verbier Festival Academy and received the UK’s Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category. In 2017 Alexandra was appointed patron of Music in Lyddington, Cultural Ambassador of Romania and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Northern College of Music. In spring 2018, Alexandra received the “Officer of the Romanian Crown” from the Royal Family and was selected as a Young European Leader by Friends of Europe.  

Upcoming

Events


5 November

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2
Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Daniel Huppert conductor
6pm

6 November

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2
Mecklenburgisches Staatsthkapelle Schwerin
Daniel Huppert conductor

7 November

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2
Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Daniel Huppert conductor

16 November

Halle Orchestra
Tchaikovsky Piano concerto no 1
Jonathon Heyward conductor
7.30pm

1 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
3pm and 5pm

2 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
11am and 3pm

8 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
2.30pm

9 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
3pm and 5pm

12 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
6pm and 8pm

15 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
3pm and 5pm

16 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
11am, 3pm and 5pm

17 December

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
7.30pm

19 Dec- 7 January

China tour

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

12 January

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
3pm

13 January

Germaine Tailleferre Romance, Pastorale, Impromptu, Larghetto, Valse lente
Lili Boulanger Prelude D flat, Trois morceaux pour piano
INTERVAL
The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
6pm

17 January

Melbourne Recital Centre
Australia

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
10am and 12.30pm

19 January

Sydney City Recital Hall
Australia

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

24 January

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
6pm and 8pm

27 January

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
2pm and 5pm

22 February

Iasi Philharmonic
Romania

Germaine Tailleferre Ballade for piano and orchestra

28 February

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Germaine Tailleferre Ballade for piano and orchestra
Jessica Cottis conductor
7.30pm

1 March

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Germaine Tailleferre Ballade for piano and orchestra
Jessica Cottis conductor
1.30pm

4 March

Fauré 5 Preludes, Op.103
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
Boulanger Prelude in D flat, Trois morceaux pour piano
Tailleferre Romance, Pastorale, Impromptu, Larghetto, Valse triste
Debussy Estampes, L’isle joyeuse
8pm

22 March

Iasi, Romania

Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra
Nadia Boulanger Fantaisie for piano and orchestra
conductor tbc

6 April

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Nadia Boulanger Fantaisie for piano and orchestra
James Gaffigan conductor
7.30pm

14 April

Wigmore Hall
London

Claude Debussy Estampes
Germaine Tailleferre Romance, Pastorale, Impromptu, Larghetto, Valse lente
Lili Boulanger Prelude D flat, Trois morceaux pour piano
Claude Debussy L’isle joyeuse
Frederic Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op 22

24 June

Klavier Festival Ruhr
Germany

Past Events

2018


13 January

West Wight Arts
Isle of Wigth UK

Beethoven Sonata op 10 no 3
Faure 9 Preludes op 103
INTERVAL
Messiaen 8 preludes

16 January

Biel
Switzerland

Faure 9 Preludes op 103
Messiaen 8 Preludes
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite op 71a

1 February

Hospices of Hope
Charity Gala
St Peter's Church
Eaton Square
London

Olivier Messiaen: 2 Preludes fur Klavier
Beethoven Klaviersonate Nr. 7, op.10/3
Gabriel Faure: Preludes op 103
Tchaikovsky/arr Percy Grainger Waltz of the Flowers

4 February

Friedrichshafen (Earthquake Series)
Germany

Beethoven Sonata op 10 no 3
Faure Preludes
Messiaen 8 Preludes

9 February

Goldsmiths, University of London

Masterclass

20 February

London

Speaker
International Reflective Conservatoire Conference

2 March

Centre in the Square, Kitchener
Toronto, Canada

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
Marzena Diakun conductor

3 March

Centre in the Square, Kitchener
Toronto, Canada

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
Marzena Diakun conductor

7 March

Vienna Staatsoper
Austria

Recital with Angela Gheorghiu

8-10 March

Warsaw, Poland

Friends of Europe
Young European Leaders Conference

14 March

Royal Holloway, University of London
Windsor Building Auditorium

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra
Rebecca Miller conductor

29 March (matinee)

Quebec
Canada

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec
Fabien Gabel conductor

29 March

Quebec
Canada

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec
Fabien Gabel conductor

15 April

Atheneum
Bucharest, Romania

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2
European Union Youth Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor

19 April

Utah
USA

Grieg Piano Concerto
Utah Symphony
Kasuki Yamada conductor

20 April

Utah
USA

Grieg Piano Concerto
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Kasuki Yamada conductor

21 April

Utah
USA

Grieg Piano Concerto
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Kasuki Yamada conductor

16-18 May

Rotterdam
Netherlands

Classical Next Conference

19 May

Perth Festival
Perth Theatre
Scotland

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

23 June

Chengdu
China

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1
Sichuan Orchestra of China
Darrell Ang conductor

24 June

Chengdu
China

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1
Sichuan Orchestra of China
Darrell Ang conductor

14 July

Parabola Arts Centre
Cheltenham Ladies' College
Cheltenham

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

15 July

Ryedale Festival
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
York

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

17 July

The Grand, Clitheroe
UK

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

13-15 September

Valletta, Malta

Friends of Europe
Young European Leaders Conference

28 September

Schostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor
Svetlin Roussev violin
Marc Coppey cello

29 September

Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 no. 3
Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante

30 September

New Ross Piano Festival
Ireland

Debussy Estampes
Debussy I'lsle Joyeuse

3 October

Grantham Music Club
UK

DEBUSSY: Estampes
BEETHOVEN: Sonata op 10 no 3
DEBUSSY: l'isle joyeuse
FAURÉ: Preludes (selection)
MESSIAEN: Preludes (selection)
CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op 22

6 October

Music in Lyddington
UK

DEBUSSY: Estampes
BEETHOVEN: Sonata op 10 no 3
DEBUSSY: l'isle joyeuse
FAURÉ: Preludes (selection)
MESSIAEN: Preludes (selection)
CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op 22

7 October

London Piano Festival
Kings Place, London

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

10 October

Palais d'Egmont
Brussels
Belgium

Beethoven, Chopin , Tchaikovsky

Past Events

2017


31 January

Royal Northern College of Music
Manchester

TBC

14 February

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor op 18

2 March

BBC Broadcasting House
London

BBC Radio 3 In Tune live
with Sean Rafferty

4 March

Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
St George's Bristol
Bristol
Ewa Strusińska conductor

Mozart Concerto No 27 K 595 B flat major

7 March

BBC Broadcasting House
London

Music matters programme on Dinu Lipatti

24 March

National Radio Orchestra
Radio Hall, Bucharest
Cristian Macelaru conductor

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2

21 April

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

23 April

Hebden Bridge Festival

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

27 April

Stoke on Trent Piano Festival
Stoke on Trent

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

30 April

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Bournemouth Pavillion
Jamie Phillips conductor

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

14 May

Zugger Sinfonietta
Zug, Switzerland
Daniel Huppert conductor

Mozart Piano Concerto no 27 K 595 in B flat major

24 May

International Festival of Education Iasi, Romania
open air concert

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Iasi Moldova Philharmonic
Gabriel Bebeselea conductor

15 July

L. van Beethoven Sonata Op.10 No.2
G. Faure Preludes Op.103
O. Messiaen Preludes (selection)
P. I. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite (arr. Pletnev, Sutherland, Essipoff and Grainger)

14 September

George Enescu Festival
Romanian Atheneum
Remus Azoitei violin
Bucharest Romania

Beethoven Sonata op 25 Spring
Lipatti Sonatina for the left hand
Enescu Sonata no 2 in F minor op 6
Bartok Romanian Dances

8 October

Brighton Dome
UK

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Brighton Philharmonic
Barry Wordsworth conductor

10 October

Iserlohner Herbsttage fur Musik
Artist in residence
Parktheater Iserlohn
Germany

Mendelssohn Variation serieuses op 54
Messiaen Preludes
Beethoven Sonata op 10 no 2
Chopin Polonaise op 53
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite op 71a

11-13 October

Masterclass
Iserlohner Herbsttage fur Musik
Artist in residence
Parktheater Iserlohn
Germany

3 day masterclass with selected students

15 October

Iserlohner Herbsttage fur Musik
Artist in residence
Parktheater Iserlohn
Germany

Haydn Piano Concerto Hob, XVIII:11 D major
(with Musikschuleorchester Iserlohn)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
(with Philharmoniker Hagen)
Joe Trafton conductor

16 October

22 Mansfield Street
London
UK

Recital

25 October

Romanian Atheneum
Bucharest, Romania

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Princess Margaret Foundation Youth Orchestra
Tiberiu Soare conductor

8 November

Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford-on-Avon UK

Grieg Piano Concerto
Bath Philharmonia
Jason Thornton conductor

26 November

Cluj, Romania

Lipatti Concertino in classical style
Grieg Piano Concerto a Minor
Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra
Gabriel Bebeselea conductor

28 November

Cadogan Hall
London UK

Lipatti 100th birthday celebration
Dinu Lipatti Concertino in Classical Style
Grieg Piano Concerto
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Cristian Mandeal conductor

30 November

Musikverein Vienna
Austria

Lipatti Concertino in classical style
Grieg Piano Concerto a Minor
Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra
Gabriel Bebeselea conductor

14 December

BBC In Tune (live)
Broadcasting House
London

Live interview with Sean Rafferty and performing Tchaikovsky in the studio

19 December

Milton Court
Barbican, London UK
6pm SOLD OUT

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu (world premiere)
A groundbreaking multimedia performance piece for piano, ballerina and digital animation

Performed and produced by: Alexandra Dariescu 
Directed by: Nick Hillel 
Art director and director of animation: Adam Smith 
Choreography (live and animation) by: Jenna Lee
Ballerina: Désirée Ballantyne
Technical producer: Sander Loonen
Video design produced by: Yeast Culture 

19 December

Milton Court
Barbican, London UK
8pm SOLD OUT

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu
A groundbreaking multimedia performance piece for piano, ballerina and digital animation

Performed and produced by: Alexandra Dariescu 
Directed by: Nick Hillel 
Art director and director of animation: Adam Smith 
Choreography (live and animation) by: Jenna Lee
Ballerina: Amy Drew
Technical producer: Sander Loonen
Video design produced by: Yeast Culture 

Past Events

2016


January 28

22 Mansfield Street

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Preludes Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Preludes Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Chopin Polonaise op 53 in A flat major

INTERVAL
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

January 17

Recital Frome Concerts Society UK

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Prelude in F major Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Prelude in C minor Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

January 19

Recital Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Prelude in F major Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Prelude in C minor Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Chopin Polonaise op 53 in A flat major

INTERVAL
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

January 23

Recital Breinton Concerts UK

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Preludes Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Preludes Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Chopin Polonaise op 53 in A flat major

INTERVAL
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

January 28

22 Mansfield Street

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Preludes Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Preludes Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Chopin Polonaise op 53 in A flat major

INTERVAL
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

January 31

Coffee concert Wigmore Hall, London UK

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Prelude in F major Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Prelude in C minor Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

February 19

Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, Germany
Cottbus Theatre

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Iris ter Schiphorst Piano Concerto (World premiere)
Ivo Hentschel conductor

February 21

Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, Germany
Cottbus Theatre

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Iris ter Schiphorst Piano Concerto
Ivo Hentschel conductor

March 19

York Symphony Orchestra UK
Jack Lyon's Hall, York University

Ginastera Concierto Argentino
Shaun Matthews conductor

April 14

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Stavanger Concert Hall, Fartein Valen, Norway

Ginastera Concierto Argentino (Nordic premiere)
John Storgards conductor

May 7

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
G Live Venue, Guildford UK

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Fabien Gabel conductor

May 8

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Cliff's Pavilion, Palace Theatre, Southend UK

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Fabien Gabel conductor

May 10

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Cadogan Hall, London UK

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Fabien Gabel conductor

May 15

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal & Derngate, Northampton UK

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Fabien Gabel conductor

May 18

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Swan Theatre, High Wycombe

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Ben Gernon conductor

May 20

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alban Arena, St Albans UK

Grieg Piano Concerto
Damian Iorio conductor

June 2

Halle Orchestra
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall UK

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Jamie Phillips conductor

June 4

Ginastera Concierto Argentino (Scottish premiere)
John Storgards conductor

June 16

Devizes Festival UK

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Prelude in F major Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Prelude in C minor Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Chopin Polonaise op 53 in A flat major

INTERVAL
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

13 August

King's Cross Festival
London

Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Faure and Mendelssohn

27 August

Music in Lyddington
St Andrew's Church, Lyddington

Pre concert talk

27 August

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

30 August

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

14 September

Channel Islands tour
St James', Guernsey

Mendelssohn - Variationsserieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

15 September

Channel Islands tour
Alderney

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

16 September

Channel Islands tour
Jersey

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

22 September

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Messiaen - Two Preludes
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Faure - Nine Preludes Op 103
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

October 15

Pocklington School Orchestra
Pocklington School
Martin Kettlewell conductor

Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 K 466 in D minor

3 November

BBC Radio 4

Recording Dinu Lipatti

4 November

St John's College, Cambridge

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

11 November

Hospices of Hope Charity Concert
Arundel Castle

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

13 November

Friedrichshafen
Germany

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

17 November

Royal Over-Seas League, London

Young Concert Artist Trust seminar Do I really need to sell myself?
Panel
Sam Jackson - Managing Editor; Classic FM
Alexandra Dariescu - Pianist
Nicky Thomas - Nicky Thomas Media Consultancy

25 November

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor op 18

12 December

Musashino Dai-ichi Junior High School
Tokyo, Japan

Education workshop

13 December

Musashino Dai-yon Junior High School
Tokyo, Japan

Education workshop

14 December

Musashino Swing Hall
Tokyo, Japan

Mendelssohn - Variations serieuses Op 54
Beethoven - Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1

Enescu Suite No 1 op 3 "Dans le style ancient"
Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev - Nutcracker Suite

Past Events

2015


January 17th

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

January 26th

Holland

Netherlands Tour- Hervormde Kerk Den Hoorn, Texel, Holland

January 27th

Holland

Netherlands Tour-Theater Odeon Zwolle, Holland

January 31st

Holland

Netherlands Tour- Bergen, Holland

February 1st

Holland

Netherlands Tour Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland

February 8th

Holland

Netherlands Tour- De Vest, Almaar, Holland

February 12th

Stoke on Trent Festival, Piano Series

February 14th

Rachmaninov 2, Bath Philharmonia, Jason Thornton conductor

February 19th

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mozart No 21, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Alessandro Fabrizi conductor

February 28th

Grieg Concerto, Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra, David Curtis conductor

March 7th

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Stockport Symphony Orchestra, Mark Heron conductor

March 18th

Clitheroe Concerts Society

March 22nd

London

Chelsea Arts Club

March 28th

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2, Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Heron conductor

March 29th

Cambridge Youth Orchestra

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2, Cambridge Youth Orchestra, Cambridge

April 10th

Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Poland

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Poland, Ewa Strusinska conductor

April 17th

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Rachmaninov 2, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, Grzegorz Nowak conductor

April 19th

Royal Albert Hall, London

Tchaikovsky 1, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London, Grzegorz Nowak conductor

May 5th

London

Masterclass St Paul's Girls School

May 5th

London

St Paul's Girls School

May 16th

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1, Maidstone Symphony Orchestra, Brian Wright conductor

July 2nd

Pocklington School

Pocklington School, Yorkshire

July 3rd

Pocklington Schoo

Guest Speaker at Speeches Day

July 4th

East Bridgford Hill

July 10th

Gower Festival, Wales

July 13

Budleigh Salterton Festival

July 17th

Blackburn

Ribble Valley International Piano Week

July 22nd - 23rd

Nutcracker Suite Recording for Signum Records

July 29th

National Youth Orchestra for All

Leeds Arena
Danyal Dhondy In Touch for piano and Orchestra (world premiere, Leeds Piano Competition commission)
Marianna Hay conductor

September 7th - 8th

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Recording Emily Howard Mesmerism for NMC Records
Andrew Gourley conductor

September 19th

Bucharest, Romania

George Enescu Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Ad Libitum Quartet
Elgar Piano Quintet

September 23rd

Vale of Glamorgan

Recital Cowbridge Music Festival

September 26th

Royal Albert Hall, London

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
Hillary Davan Wetton conductor

October 3rd

Recital Strathdee Music Club

October 8th

Lithuania

Recital Rokiskis

October 10th

Isle of Wight

Recital West Wight Arts Association

October 25th

West Road Concert Hall

Cambridge Philharmonic
Grieg Piano Concerto
Timothy Redmond conductor

October 30th

LIVE broadcast 6pm UK time

BBC Radio 3 In Tune with Sean Rafferty

November 10-11

Aldeburgh UK

Recording Signum Records
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite op 71a arr Pletnev

November 12

Recital Canterbury University UK

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Prelude in F major Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Prelude in C minor Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Chopin Polonaise op 53 in A flat major
INTERVAL
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

February 16-22nd

New York

Carnegie Hall

November 21

Exeter Cathedral UK

EMG Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Marion Wood conductor

November 26

Leighton House Museum London UK
Hospices of Hope Charity Gala Concert

Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses in D minor Op. 54
Gabriel Faure Prelude in F major Op. 103 No. 4, 3, 2
Fryderyk Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 45
Karol Szymanowski Prelude in C minor Op. 1 No. 7, 8, 9
Chopin Polonaise op 53 in A flat major

INTERVAL
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky/Mikhail Pletnev The Nutcracker (suite) Op. 71a
Fryderyk ChopinScherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31

November 28

Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
Bristol St George's UK

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Maxime Tortelier conductor

December 14

Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin
Germany

Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Theater
Grieg Piano Concerto
Uwe Sandner conductor

December 15

Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin
Germany

Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Theater
Grieg Piano Concerto
Uwe Sandner conductor

December 16

Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin
Germany

Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Theater
Grieg Piano Concerto
Uwe Sandner conductor

Past Events

2014


January 1st

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra, Timothy Redmond conductor
Programme
RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a theme of PaganinI

January 20th

Allerheiligen- Hofkirche, Musikerlebnis, Munich, Germany

Programme
JS BACH: J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893
SHOSTAKOVICH: 12 Preludes, Op.34
BEETHOVEN: Sonata op 10 no 2 in F major
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

January 25th

Stockport Symphony Orchestra

Matthew Wood conductor
Programme
Mozart Piano Concerto no 21 C major, K 467

January 31st

LIVE broadcast BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Programme
Chopin 2 Preludes, Shostakovich 2 Preludes, Silvestri Bacchanale

February 1st

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Maxim Tortelier conductor
Programme
RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

February 26th

Queen's Gate Terrace, London

Private recital

February 26th

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Derngate Northampton

Programme
MOZART: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467

March 3rd

Kelso Music Society

Programme
JS BACH: J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes, Op.34
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

March 22nd

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Halle Orchestra, Stephen Bell conductor
Programme
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano concerto No 1 in B flat minor op.23

March 26th

Grimsby

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Programme
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano concerto No 1 in B flat minor op.23

April 1st

Kotka Concert Hall, Finland

Kymi Sinfonietta, Clemens Schuldt conductor
Programme
MOZART Piano concerto no 21 in C major K 467

April 2nd

Kotka Concert Hall, Finland

Kymi Sinfonietta, Clemens Schuldt conductor
Programme
MOZART Piano concerto no 21 in C major K 467

April 3rd

Kuusankoski Hall, Finland

Kymi Sinfonietta, Clemens Schuldt conductor
Programme
MOZART Piano concerto no 21 in C major K 467

April 11th

The Sage Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Andrew Gourley conductor
Programme
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.2

May 11th

Pocklington School, York

Pocklington School 500th anniversary concert

May 14th

Romanian Cultural Institute, London

Adept Foundation fundraising concert with Alexandru Tomescu violin
Programme:
Shostakovich 12 Preludes op 34 (violin and piano)
Chopin 12 Preludes op 28 (solo piano)
Lipatti Sonata violin and piano
Olah Sonata violin and piano
Bartok Romanian Dances

May 15th

The Ellis fundation, 49 Queen's Gate Terrace, London

Concert with Alexandru Tomescu violin
Shostakovich 12 Preludes op 34 (violin and piano)
Chopin 12 Preludes op 28 (solo piano)
Lipatti Sonata violin and piano
Olah Sonata violin and piano
Bartok Romanian Dances

May 16th

Bishop Auckland Music Society

Programme
Bach Prelude and Fugue B minor WTK II
Szymanovsky Preludes (selection)
Beethoven Sonata op 10 no 2
INTERVAL
Shostakovich 24 Preludes op 34
Chopin 6 Preludes op 28

June 15th

St John Smith Square, London

Royal Orchestral Society
Programme
Shostakovich Piano Concerto no 2 in F major

July 11th

Switzerland

Geneva International Festival

July 12th

Switzerland

Geneva International Festival

August 2nd

London

Signum Records- Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

September 26th

Lithuania

October 4th

Bristol Concert Orchestra

Grieg Piano Concerto, St George's Bristol, Jamie Phillips conductor

October 16

London

Eaton Square Concerts

October 18th

Yorkshire

Sowerby Music

October 21st

Wiltshire Music Centre

October 23th

Germany

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Germany, Antony Hermus conductor

October 24th

Germany

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Germany, Antony Hermus conductor

October 24th

Germany

Rhapsody in Schools workshop, Gymnasium Walter Gropius

October 25th

Bucharest, Romania

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1, Atheneum, Bucharest, Romania, Tiberiu Soare conductor

October 26th

Bucharest, Romania

Masterclass with scholars from Princess Margareta Foundation

October 31st

Sage Gateshead, UK

Beethoven Triple Concerto, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead, UK, Alexandre Bloch conductor

November 2nd

Dartford

Grieg Piano Concerto, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

November 14th

British Society of York

November 19th

Manchester

Manchester Midday Society Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

November 25th

BBC Radio 3 In Tune with Sean Rafferty (live broadcast)

November 27th

Cadogan Hall, London

Grieg Piano Concerto, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cadogan Hall, London, Alessandro Fabrizi conductor

December 4th

Wiltshire

Regis School, Wiltshire

December 8th - 22th

London

Mansfield Street, London

December 10th

London

National Gallery, London

December 12th

Switzerland

Piano District Series, Switzerland

December 13th

Switzerland

Recital (private concert) Zurich, Switzerland

December 15th - 16th - 17th

Champs Hill Records

Complete Shostakovich and Szymanovski Preludes

Past Events

2013


January 12th

Darlington Piano Society

January 28th

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany

Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Peter Kuhn conductor

January 29th

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany

Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Peter Kuhn conductor

January 30th

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany

Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Peter Kuhn conductor

February 21st

22 Mansfield Road

February 23rd

Music in Highgate

March 4-6th

Champs Hill

Champs Hill Records 2nd CD- Chopin and Dutilleux Complete Preludes

March 21st

Gilave Venue, Gilford

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Programme: Beethoven Piano Concerto no 4 in G major
Barry Wordsworth conductor

April 5th

Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Festival Orchestra
Programme: Mozart Piano Concerto K 503 no 25 in C major
Jamie Phillips conductor

April 14th

Theatre Royal, Bath

Bath Philharmonia
Programme: Mozart Piano Concerto K 503 no 25 in C major
Jason Thornton conductor

April 19th

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Mozart Piano Concerto K 503 no 25 in C major
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

April 23rd

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme: Mozart Piano Concerto K 503 no 25 in C major
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor

April 27th

Watford Colosseum

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Barry Wordsworth conductor

April 29th

Alderney, Channel Islands

May 1st

Sark, Channel Islands

May 2nd

Jersey, Channel Islands

May 11th

Chipping Campden Festival

May 18th

Soirees at Breinton

May 19th

Hippodrome Theatre, Leicester Square

June 1st

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill Festival

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Barry Wordsworth conductor

June 18th

Devizes Festival

July 14th

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Programme: Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 in F major
Vasily Petrenko conductor

June 7th

Royal Albert Hall, London

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Programme: Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 "Emperor"
Anthony Greenwood conductor

July 9th

Switzerland

Geneva International Festival and Summer Academy, Switzerland

July 15th- August 5th

Switzerland

Verbier Festival and Academy, Switzerland

August 11- 18th

Netherlands

Holland International Music Sessions, Netherlands

September 7th

Music in Lyddington

Programme
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F, Op.10 No.2
SCARLATTI: Sonata in F minor K.466
SCHUMANN: Fantasiestucke, Op.12
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

September 9th

Bucharest, Romania

George Enescu Festival , Bucharest, Romania
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton conductor
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor

October 10th

Quartz Festival, Taunton

Quartz Festival, Taunton
MASTERCLASS

October 3th

Quartz Festival, Taunton

Programme
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F, Op.10 No.2
SCARLATTI: Sonata in F minor K.466
SCHUMANN: Fantasiestucke, Op.12
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

October 12th

Carmarthen

Programme
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F, Op.10 No.2
SCARLATTI: Sonata in F minor K.466
SCHUMANN: Fantasiestucke, Op.12
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

October 17th

KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa

Programme
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.4

October 26th

Whitstable Music Society

Programme
JS BACH: J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes, Op.34
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

October 27th

Wethersfield Parish Church

Programme
JS BACH: J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes, Op.34
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

November 2nd

Royal Festival Hall, London

Royal Philharmonic Society commission, The Rest is Noise Festival

November 8th

Classic Music Live! Falkirk, Scotland

Programme
JS BACH: J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes, Op.34
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

November 10th

Chelsea Arts Club

Programme
JS BACH: J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes, Op.34
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

November 17th

Guildford Music Society

Programme
SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes, Op.34
Interval
CHOPIN: 24 Preludes, Op.28

December 2nd

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany

Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Daniel Huppert conductor
Programme
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.1 for piano and trumpet

December 3rd

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany

Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Daniel Huppert conductor
Programme
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.1 for piano and trumpet

December 4th

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Germany

Mecklenburgisches Staatskapelle Schwerin
Daniel Huppert conductor
Programme
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No.1 for piano and trumpet

Past Events

2012


January 25th

Repton Concert Society

January 28th

Somerset

Rook Lane Arts Chapel Sunday Morning series

February 2nd

Stoke On Trent International Festival

February 13th

Arts Club

Hattori Foundation Artist Recital

March 17th

Nottingham

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1, Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra Mark Heron Conductor, Royal Concert Hall

April 25th

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Simon Wright conductor

May 10th

Grieg Piano Concerto, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

May 26th

Dinu Lipatti Concertino in Classical Style and Beethoven Piano Concerto no 5 Orchestra of St Paul's, Ben Palmer conductor, LSO St Lukes

June 20th

London

Alleyn's School, London Masterclass and evening concert

June 27th

Cumbria

Ulverstone

July 10th

Cheltenham Festival

RPS/ YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme Gala
BBC Radio 3 live Broadcast

July 26th

Budleigh Salterton Festival

June 30th

York University

Rachmaninov no 2, York Symphony Orchestra, Alasdair Jamieson conductor Jack Lyon's Hall,

September 15th

London

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Barbican Hall, London
Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
London Concert Orchestra, Fraser Goulding conductor

September 16th

Manchester

Tchaikovsky Gala at the BridgewaterHall, Manchester
Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1
Manchester Concert Orchestra, Fraser Goulding conductor

September 22nd

Didsbury

Emmanuel Church, Didsbury

September 27th

Manchester

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

October 5th

Cumbria

Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands Music Club, Cumbria

October 7th

Canterbury Christ Church University

St Gregory's Music Centre, Canterbury Christ Church University

October 11th

London

Shaw Library, London School of Economics, London

October 12th

Sleaford Music Club

October 13th

Thirsk

Sowerby Music, Thirsk

October 27th

Sussex

The Orangery, Sussex

October 29th

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

The Piano, BBC Radio 3 live broadcast 7.30pm
Programme: Bach Triple Keyboard Concerto in D minor BWV 1063 BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn

October 31st

49 Queen's Gate Terrace

November 10th

Isle of Wight

West Wight Arts Association, Isle of Wight

November 14th

Cambridge West Road Concert Hall

Cambridge West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge International Piano Series

November 17th

Champs Hill Music Room

November 24th

Jack Lyon's Hall, York University

Programme: Beethoven Piano Concerto no 5 in E flat major "Emperor"
York Symphony Orchestra
Alasdair Jamieson conductor

December 9th

Liverpool

BBC Radio 3 broadcast Emily Howard "Mesmerism", winner of British Music Composer Award 2012
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Mark Heron conductor, recording from world premiere

December 27th

Glasgow

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Scottish Concert Orchestra
Programme: Programme: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1 in B flat minor
Barry Perez conductor

December 31st

Nottingham

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Programme: Mozart Piano Concerto no 26 "Coronation"
Sinfonia ViVA, Timothy Redmond conductor

Past Events

2011


January, 13th

London

London School of Economics

January 15th

Darlington Piano Society

February 2nd

Keele Concert Society

February 5th

Rochdale Music Society

February, 12th

Sidmouth Concert Society

February 15th

London

47 Queen Gate Terrace

February 18th

Nottingham

Royal Concert Hall

February 19th

Nottingham

Nottingham Contemporary Museum

February 20th

Nottingham

International Piano Series, Royal Concert Hall

February 23rd

Grantham Music Society

February 28th

Luton Music Club

March 2nd

London

Public Masterclass on Bartok with Andras Schiff, GSMD

March 3rd

Liverpool

Bootle Lunchtime Concert series

March 4th

Sheffield

Music in the Round, Sheffield

March 10th

Devizes Friends Festival

March 14th

London

22 Mansfield Road

March 18th

Wigmore Hall, YCAT lunchtime

March 21st

Penrith Music club

March 24th

Bedford Music Club

April 5th

Wigmore Hall, YCAT lunchtime

April 8th

Guilford Music Society

May 7th

Yorkshire

Queen Mary's School

May 8th

Yorkshire

Thirsk Town Hall

May 14th

Yorkshire

St Oswald's Church

May 15th

Yorkshire

Sowerby Music

May 23rd

London

22 Mansfield Road

May 24th

London

the Forge Camden

June 3rd

Argentina

Tandil

June 5th

Argentina

Posadas

June 8th

Argentina

Mozarteum Buenos Aires

June 11th

Argentina

Beethoven Concerto no 3, Neuquen

June 14th

London

Schumann Quintet with the Belcea Quartet, GSMD

June 24th

BBC Radio 3 in Tune with Sean Rafferty

June 25th

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Triple Concerto Conductor Mark Heron, Tom Gould Violin & Philip Higham Cello

July 2nd

Steyning Music Society

July 8th

London

City of London Festival

July 11th

Lichfield Festival

July 15th

Ribble Valley International Piano Week

July 18th

Switzerland

Geneva International Festival

July 22nd

Switzerland

Geneva International Festival

July 27th

Ryedale Festival

July 28th

Budleigh Salterton Festival

August 30th

Jersey

Channel Islands

August 31st

Alderney

Channel Islands

September 1st

Guernsey

Channel Islands

September 2nd

Sark

Channel Islands

September 4-7th

Champs Hill Records

recording new CD

September 17th

Hoddesdon Music Club

September 23rd

Beverley Music Festival

September 24th

Strathdee Music Society

September 29th

Taunton

Masterclass, Quartz Festival

September 29th

Taunton

Quartz Festival

October 3rd

London

Shostakovich Concerto no 1, Orchestra of St Paul's, Ben Palmer
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

October 8th

Mark Heron

Emily Howard- Mesmerism for piano and chamber orchestra
World premiere, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra

October 15th

Sowerby Music

Elgar Quintet with Elias Quartet

October 23rd

Keswick Music Society

October 27th

Cambridge

Grieg Concerto, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Gavin Sutherland Corn Exchange

November 3rd

Iasi, Romania

National Philharmonic Hall, Iasi, Romania, 20th anniversary National Television

November 20th

Liverpool

Emily Howard- Mesmerism for piano and chamber orchestra
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Mark Heron

November 24th

Marion Wood Exeter Cathedral

Tchaikovsky Concerto, EMG Orchestra

November 27th

London

Music in Highgate

December 7th

Saddleworth Chamber Concerts Society

December 11th

South Hill Park, Wellington College

December 29th

London

Beethoven Emperor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christopher Warren- Green Barbican Hall

Past Events

2010


January 10th

Oxford

Holywell Music Room

January, 20th

Wiltshire

Pound Arts Centre

January, 21st

London

London School of Economics

January, 24th

Somerset

Rook Lane Chapel

January 28th

London

22 Mansfield Street

January, 31st

London

Chelsea Arts Club

February, 2nd

London

Wigmore Hall

February, 11th

Cambridge

Kettle's Yard

February 20th

Wantage Music Society

March, 6th

Royal Concert Hall

Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor , conductor Mark Heron

March 12th

London

Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

March, 13th

Isle of Wight

West Wight Arts Association

March 17th

Leeds

Leeds Town Hall

March 19th

Salisbury

Mark Ray Memorial Concert, Woodford Valley School

March 25th

Liverpool

Bootle Town Hall

March 26th

Blackpool

North Fylde Music Club

March 29th

London

Royal Society of Medicine

March 30th

Guernsey

Channel Islands Music council

April 17th

Didsbury

RNCM Friends, Emmanuel Church

April 18th

Wellington School

South Hill Park

May 6th

Romanian Cultural Institute

Schumann Quintet, Enescu Society

May 9th

London

Blackheath Concert Halls

June 3rd

Bath International Festival, Bath

June 19th

Music in Lyddington

June 20th

Brockhall Concerts

June 25th

London

Tchaikovsky Concerto, St John Smith Square, London, The International Orchestra for Freedom

June 29th

Exeter Festival, Exeter

July 3rd

York Symphony Orchestra, York, Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp Jack Lyons Hall, University, Alasdair Jamieson

July 7th

London

City of London Festival, Schumann Quintet with Idomeneo Quartet

July 12th

Switzerland

VERBIER FESTIVAL and ACADEMY

July 12th

Blackburn

Ribble Valey International Piano Week

September 1st

London

47 Queen Gate's Terrace

September 24th

Scotland

Classic Music Live!

September 26th

Cambridge

October 8th

London

Wigmore Prize Final GSMD

October 15th

Sleaford Music Club

October 17th

Farnham Classic Concerts

October 20th

King's Lynn Musical Appreciation Society

October 27th

London

Verbier Festival, Fundraising concert

November 1st

Sussex

Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea

November 9th

London

WIGMORE HALL, London, public master class with Imogen Cooper

November 19th

Switzerland

Lausanne

November 20th

Slough Philharmonic

Rachmaninov- Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

November 22nd

London

Romanian Embassy

November 25th

Stoke on Trent International Festival

Past Events

2009


January 22nd

London

London School of Economics

January 30th

Devon

Honiton Festival

March 11th

Barbirolli Quartet and Alexandra Dariescu, Guildhall School of Music

March 24th

Private concert, Schumann quintet with the Sacconi Quartet

March, 29th

Oxford

Holywell Room

April, 18th

Grimsby Music Society

April, 22nd

London

Franco British Society, Dartmouth House

May 6th

London

Plaisterers Company

May 9th

Embassy of Romania in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute

May 20th

Chipping Campden Festival

May 22nd

Guildford Music Society

May 23rd

Bracknell Forest Music Society, South Hill Park

May 28th

Cambridge

Kettles Yard

June 18th

Wiltshire

Devizes Festival

June 26th

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, (MMus final recital)

July 14th

Chester Music Festival

August 1st

Alfriston Music Festival

August 7th

France

Ravel Festival, St Jean de Luz

September 10th

London

49 Queen's Gate Terrace

September 16th

Blake Theatre

Merlin Music Society

September 20th

London

Barbican Centre, London, LSO pre concert, opening season

September 21st

Germany

European Union Chamber Orchestra , Mozart- Concert K 414 in A major, Alexandra directing from the keyboard

October 6th

London

Worshipful Company of Carpenters, A history of music- lecture recital

October 9th

London

Garrick Club

October 10th

Hilary Davan Wetton

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Grieg concerto in A minor

October 27th

Sheffield

Music in the Round

October 30th

Pulborough

Champs Hill Music Room

November 7th

Oxford

Jacqueline du Pre Concert Hall

November 10th

London

Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

November 11th

London

YCAT Friends, London at 7.30 pm

November 14th

Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

Northern Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Concerto K 414 , Nicholas Ward directing from violin

November 21st

Great Hall Exeter University

EMG Orchestra Exeter at 7.30 pm, Grieg- Piano Concerto in A minor, conductor Marion Wood

November 24th

Nottingham Town Hall,

Sinfonia ViVA, Beethoven Concerto no 3, Andre de Ridder

November 29th

London

Music in Highgate,

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu


‘The Nutcracker and I’ by Alexandra Dariescu, is a new and innovative 50-minute live performance for piano, ballerina and digital animation. The world premiere takes place on 19 December 2017 at Barbican’s Milton Court Concert Hall in London.

 
Alexandra inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara: from little girl to concert pianist and invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up.

On stage will be a grand piano, played by Dariescu herself, and ballerina Désirée Ballantyne behind a see-through gauze screen. Projected onto the gauze and bringing the story to life are exquisite digital animations, all hand drawn and created in advance by Yeast Culture. They follow the music and engage live with the pianist and ballerina as they ‘dance’ across the screen. The audience will feel like they are actually in and a part of The Nutcracker story.

Tchaikovsky’s enchanting ballet music features throughout and includes favourites such as Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian Dance, Chinese Dance, Pax de Deux, and the Flower Waltz, in 15 virtuosic arrangements by composers such as Mikhail Pletnev, Stepan Esipoff, Percy Grainger and three brand new adaptations by Gavin Sutherland.

Performed and produced by: Alexandra Dariescu 
Directed by: Nick Hillel
Art director and director of animation: Adam Smith
Choreographer: Jenna Lee 
Ballerina: Désirée Ballantyne, Amy Drew
Technical producer: Sander Loonen
Video design produced by: Yeast Culture 

Recordings


The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu OUT on 27 April 2018

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu OUT on 27 April 2018

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev Nutcracker Suite

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1/ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky/ Pletnev Nutcracker Suite

Emily Howard Mesmerism for piano & orchestra Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Emily Howard Mesmerism for piano & orchestra Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Alexandra Dariescu Complete Preludes Vol I Chopin & Dutilleux

Alexandra Dariescu Complete Preludes Vol I Chopin & Dutilleux

Alexandra Dariescu Complete Preludes Vol II Shostakovich & Szymanowski

Alexandra Dariescu Complete Preludes Vol II Shostakovich & Szymanowski

Alexandra Dariescu plays Chopin, Schumann & Liszt

Alexandra Dariescu plays Chopin, Schumann & Liszt

I believe one of the most fulfilling feelings in life is to inspire the younger generation, to motivate and encourage them to dream big, follow their passions and love what they do. MUSIC is the universal language that has no barriers, reaches each and one of us and is understood by everyone.

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