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Katya Apekisheva - piano.                                              

7.30pm February 22nd 2024                                              

Described as ‘a profoundly gifted artist’ by Gramaphone Magazine, ‘Katya Apekisheva has earned her place as one of Europe’s most renowned and gifted pianists’.

Katya Apekisheva was a Prizewinner of the Leeds International Piano competition and has gone on to enjoy a career performing with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, working with many renowned conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Alexander Lazarev.

Her latest disc is a collection of impromptu’s of which International Piano called “a fascinating and engrossing album.”

Programme includes; Bartok 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs Brahms, 7 Fantasien Op 116  - Schubert 3 Klavierstucke and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C sharp

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The Alexandra Ensemble, Emma Tring, Soprano and Robin Martin, violin

with Nicholas Korth, gongs and crystal bowls and Clive Williamson, keyboard.

Meet the Composers

March 10th at 11.30am

tickets £20  (coffee and pastries included)

“The beauty of Emma Tring’s high soprano was mesmerising…” The Guardian November 2023

Programme includes new commissions for the ensemble by Michael Finnissy, Andrew Toovey as well as Nick Korth’s ‘Wild Places’ for voice, violin, keyboard, gong and crystal bowls.

For more about this concert and the amazing Emma Tring, please visit the Artists page.

Grosse Fugue Deconstructed

March 22nd 7pm

Beethovens Grosse Fugue was condemned by critics and rejected by his publisher, but today, many people regard it as a profoundly wonderful work. Here is a unique opportunity to explore the piece with the Villiers Quartet in a very special way.

The members of the quartet will be sitting amongst the audience in different areas of the room, sharing their explorations and conversations, and inviting us to experience this fascinating piece from right inside the quartet.

After the interval, they will perform Grosse Fugue, using the alternative version Beethoven wrote in response to his publishers rejection of the original composition.

The Villiers Quartet are special friends of Highgate Sessions and it’s wonderful to have this opportunity to welcome them again.  

Concert tickets are £25 - complimentary wine and soft drinks are available throughout the evening.  Under 18’s -  for each adult ticket you buy, get a free ticket for a child.

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