In tune with the 1930s: Konstantin Lapshin

'Revolution: Russian Art' and 'America After the Fall'

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Friday 31 March 2017
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Konstantin Lapshin

Award-winning pianist and doctoral student Konstantin Lapshin presents a concert exploring the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, alongside a talk on the Russian-born composer by Royal College of Music professor Ivan Hewett.

Named “a very special talent” by Murray Perahia, London-based Russian pianist Konstantin Lapshin is an accomplished musician with a unique artistic vision. A prize-winner in numerous international competitions, Konstantin is currently pursuing a doctoral degree (Expressive Inflection: Applying the Principles of Sergei Rachmaninov’s Performance in My Own Practice) at the Royal College of Music. He has given performances at concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Salle Cortot in Paris, and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire. In 2014, Konstantin was invited to play Rachmaninov’s Concerto No.3 with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra and Grammy award-winning conductor and pianist, Mikhail Pletnev, as part of a Rachmaninov Festival.

Lapshin will be joined by Royal College of Music professor, journalist and presenter Ivan Hewett, who will examine how the Russian Revolution and America After the Fall affected the life and work of the Russian-born composer.

“An impressive technique, and the impulsive and Romantic expression that has been a hallmark of so many Russian pianists, including Rachmaninov and Horowitz”Fanfare magazine (USA) on Lapshin.

Kindly supported by Dasha Shenkman.

All ticket prices include one complimentary drink at a reception following the event.

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Friday 31 March 2017

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£8, £5 concessions. Free for carers.

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