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Mishka Rushdie Momen

TUESDAY 17 MAY - 7:30 PM



Beethoven Piano Sonata No 6 in F, Op 10 No 2
Prokofiev Visions fugitives, Op 22 (selection)
Mendelssohn Variations Sérieuses, Op 54
Byrd Fantasia in A minor MB13
Ligeti Étude No 10 Der Zauberlehrling
Schubert Fantasie in C, D760 Wanderer-Fantasy

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A pupil of such luminaries as Imogen Cooper, Richard Goode and Sir András Schiff, the young British pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen was the nominee in the classical section of The Times Arts critics’ 2021 Breakthrough Award, given by Sky Arts and the South Bank Show, and subsequently profiled in the television programme itself. Her debut Turner Sims recital features music spanning four centuries, from Byrd to Ligeti, and includes two significant sets of variations: Schubert’s epic work which takes as its starting point a song the composer wrote six years before. Mendelssohn’s set, arguably his most important work for solo piano, was composed as a contribution to the published album whose proceeds helped build the monument to Beethoven in Bonn.

 

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