Henry Hargreaves (cello) and Rebecca Leung (piano), performers in the Sevenoaks Young Musicians competition 2017, were chosen by Committee...Full event information
Ukrainian born pianist Alexei Grynyuk studied at the Kiev Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music and has been touring as a soloist and with orchestras since the age of thirteen. He was a first prize winner at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition. Based in London, he performs regularly in the major London halls as well as on the international circuit and gave a Wigmore Hall recital in April 2016. He has a regular musical partnership with much acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti. His recent Liszt recording received a five star review by Roger Nichols in BBC Music Magazine.
'His playing is of such poise and refinement that it takes on a rapt, mystical quality ... nonchalant, fine-spun brilliance'. (Bryce Morrison in Gramophone Magazine)
Alexei's programme includes works by two masters of piano composition in the Romantic period: three of Chopin's greatest piano compositions and two of Liszt's virtuoso compositions, one of the Petrarch Sonnets, originally conceived as a setting for voice, and the most popular of the Mephisto Waltzes. His recital concludes with the colourful set of pieces inspired by the Pictures at a Exhibition.
Liszt: Petrarch Sonnet No 123; Mephisto Waltz No 1