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Farley Music Festival – Isabelle Oehmichen (piano)

Friday 24 June 2016 at 19:00

Isabelle Oehmichen draws upon her French heritage and unusual musical training in her delicately nuanced and technically exquisite performances as a soloist, or in orchestral or chamber music throughout France, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary.

PageWB_Bio_Isa_1As a young musician, Isabelle won First Place in the Milosz Magin International Piano Competition in 1989 and the George Cziffra Competition in 1993. She studied with Milosz Magin, the Polish-French composer-pianist (1929 to 1999) for 8 years and he wrote the Third Sonata for Isabelle who has recorded Magin works.

She also studied with George Cziffra, a Hungarian virtuoso pianist (1921 to 1994) who was renowned for his dazzling performances of Liszt. Under Cziffra the tradition of European pianistic virtuosity was handed down to Isabelle; from Franz Liszt to István Thomán (who also taught Béla Bartók and Ernö Dohnányi) to George Cziffra to Isabelle Oehmichen.

Is Oehmichen 2Isabelle has recorded 13 CDs and has performed in radio and television recitals including a filmed recital in Zelazova-Wola, Chopin’s birthplace; Liszt’s Concerto of Wissmer with the Symphony Orchestra of Leon Barzin conducted by J. J. Werner; and Saint-Saëns’ 2 nd Concerto at the Academy of Franz Liszt in Budapest for Bartók Radio.

Her performance repertoire includes works by Liszt, Chopin, Magin, Sauguet, Collet, Mozart, Dohnányi, and other chamber and solo pieces.

Isabelle is also teaches master classes and lectures in a seminar series on “Musical Heritage”, a conference of the Sorbonne University on the subject of romantic interpretation of the piano.
She is also artistic director of the Association of French Hungarian Music in Paris (A.M.F.H.) and as a Director of the Academy of Chamber Music in Budapest, Hungary. She is active in hosting music festivals and master class programs for professional and amateur musicians.


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)   –   Impromptu Op 90 no.2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)   –    Sonata in D minor, Op.31 no.2 (Tempest)

  1. Largo – Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegretto

Carl Czerny (1791-1857)   –   Nocturne Op 368 no.4 Nocturne Op 304 no.7 « Méditation»


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)   –    Nocturne Op.15 no.2

Polonaise Op 26 no.1
Ballade No.1, Op 23

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)   –   Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Miłosz Magin (1929-1999)   –      Polish Triptych


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All concerts take place in All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH, at 7.00pm

Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for Friends of Farley Music) from Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333), or on the door, to include an interval drink

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