Clore Gallery, Wells Maltings, Wells-next-the-Sea
Sunday 6 February, 3pm
ROMAN KOSYAKOV piano
PROKOFIEV Sonata No.1, Op.1
SCRIABIN 4 preludes Op.22
MEDTNER Sonata in B flat minor “Romantica”, Op.53 No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Grand Sonata in G, Op.37
Roman Kosyakov was born in Siberia and later travelled to Moscow to study at the Central Moscow School and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He arrived in the UK in 2017 to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He won the First Prize and also the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Prize at the prestigious 14th Hastings International Competition in 2018.
Roman so impressed audiences at this year’s North Norfolk Music Festival and we are delighted that he is able to play in Norfolk again this year – if you missed his electrifying performance in August in South Creake, be sure not to miss this recital!
Roman’s programme takes us on a fantastical romantic Russian journey. Beginning with Prokofiev’s Opus 1, which Prokofiev described as “a naïve and simple little piece” of which he was “very fond,” it is an extraordinary accomplishment for 15-year-old. Scriabin’s beautiful early Preludes Op.22 from 1897 and Medtner’s virtuosic 12th piano sonata from 1930 lead on to Tchaikovsky’s aptly named Grande Sonate.