4.30pm St Mary's Church, South Creake
ROMAN KOSYAKOV piano
SHOSTAKOVICH 2nd Piano Sonata in B minor, Op.61
RACHMANINOV Two Preludes
TCHAIKOVSKY "Grand Sonata" in G, Op.37
Roman Kosyakov was born into a musical family and made his debut with an orchestra at the age of 12. He graduated from the Central Music School in Moscow and went on to the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory to study with Vladimir Ovchinnikov. Since September 2017, he has lived in Birmingham where he studies with Pascal Nemirovski.
He is a laureate and a winner of many national and international competitions, among them “Young Talents of Russia” (Russia, Moscow 2006), the 1st International competition “Sforzando” (1st Prize, Berlin, 2007) and the International Alexander Scriabin Piano Competition (1st Prize, Paris 2011).
Most recently Roman won the prestigious 1st Prize and the Royal Philharmonia Orchestra Prize of the 14th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition in 2018. Festival director, Simon Rowland-Jones heard him last year in London and was so impressed with him that he immediately invited Roman to take part in the 16th NNMF.