Farley Music Festival – Anahit Chaushyan (piano)
Anahit was born into the fourth generation in a family of professional musicians and started musical training from the age of six. After completing her studies in Armenia she had given numerous recitals there; many of her early performances included compositions by contemporary Armenian composers.
Anahit graduated from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles under Evgeni Mogilevski and from Royal Academy of Music (Dip RAM) in London under Pascal Nemirovski. She is a recipient of the Diploma D’Onore at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. Anahit is a laureate of the International Emmanuel Durlet Paino Competition in Antwerp, Belgium.
Her studies were complemented by master classes from the likes of Paul Badura-Skoda, Michele Campanella, Lazar Berman, Lev Naumov and Stephen Hough. In London she held recitals and chamber music performances at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Anahit has also performed at the Santori Hall in Tokio, the Grande Salle du Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and the Gavot Hall in Paris.
Anahit has made numerous concert appearances with the London Soloists Orchestra and has regular performance engagements with the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a member of the Orpheus & Bacchus Ensemble, France, the Amaranth trio, UK and is the founder of the Fugata Quintet, UK, an ensemble with an unconventional instrumentation inspired by Astor Piazzolla’s original compositions and which plays music of all periods. She has also adjudicated at various international piano competitions.
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Kreisleriana , Op.16 (1838)
Levon Chaushyan (b.1946) ) – Déjà vu
Interval 20 minutes
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) – Piano Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.82 (1940)
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for Friends of Farley Music) from Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333), or on the door, to include an interval drink