Angelina Kopyrina | Piano Recital
FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER - 7:30 PM
Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor
Beethoven Sonata No 23 in F minor Op 57 Appassionata
Liszt Mephisto waltz No 1 in A Major, S514
Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor Op 52
Rachmaninov Sonata No 2 in B flat minor Op 36
Russian pianist Angelina Kopyrina was accepted at Central Music School, held at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, aged 6 where she studied under Valery Piassetski. At 14, Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra in Yaroslavl and won second prize at the 4th International Nikolai Rubenstein piano competition in Paris, France.
Angelina continued her studies under Nina Sereda at Trinity College of Music, London where her natural virtuosic, passionate and powerful interpretations led to performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2, Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 and Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini at the Barbican Hall, London as well as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Angelina has won several UK and European competitions including the International Czech Republic competition, Morey Piano Competition and 2nd prize at The Hastings Music festival Piano Concerto competition.
Angelina returned to Moscow in 2008, where she achieved her MMus under Vladimir Tropp at Gnessin Academy, Moscow and she gave concerts at the Big and Small hall at Moscow Conservatory, Rachmaninov’s hall, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Sviatoslav Richter Museum and Gnessin’s Academy Big hall.
Since 2018, Angelina is studying a PhD at Chichester University, where she is researching “Author’s editions and problems of interpretations” surrounding Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonatas No.1 and No.2.