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Farley Music Festival : Petr Limonov (piano)

Thursday 20 June 2013 at 19:00

Petr Limonov

Gibbons: Lord  Salisbury’s Pavan and Galliard
Schumann: “Kinderszenen”, op. 15
Scriabin: Sonata no. 10, op. 70
Chopin: 3 Mazurkas, op. 59


Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960

The Farley Music Festival 2013 – a feast of classical music in the charming setting of All Saints’ Church, Farley

All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH

Tickets (£15) on sale now from Salisbury Playhouse box office
01722 320333  or on-line

Petr Limonov was born in 1984 in Moscow and started playing the piano at the age of 5. In 1991 he entered the Central Music School, where he studied under Siyavush Gadjiev, Valery Pyasetsky and, later, Andrei Pisarev. After winning the First prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein piano competition in Paris (1998) he started giving concerts in Europe, Russia and Japan, sponsored by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation. In 2003 Petr was awarded a full international scholarship by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, which allowed him to continue his studies in the Royal Academy of Music (London) under professor Hamish Milne and visiting professor Alexander Satz. Since then Petr took part in master classes given by Alfred Brendel, Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Hough, Boris Petrushansky, Leslie Howard, Bernard d’Ascoli and Vitaly Margulis. After graduating from RAM Petr continued his studies in Paris with Ramzi Yassa and Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy. In 2010 Petr returned to London to start his Masters program in the Royal College of Music under Dimitri Alexeev on a full scholarship. At the same time he also commenced his conducting studies under Peter Stark. In July 2012 Petr became the principal conductor of the Belsize Chamber Orchestra.

Petr’s notable appearances included the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, La Roque d’Antheron festival (broadcast by radio France Musique), Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Salle Cortot, a recital in Duke’s Hall in presence of HRH Prince Charles, broadcasts for “Culture” television channel in Russia and BBC Radio 3. His repertoire stretches from Orlando Gibbons to Elliott Carter.
 “…Petr Limonov, avec un détachement apparent, a joué les morceaux les plus ardus avec une aisance incroyable, une simplicité et une sincérité parfaite.”- La Nouvelle République

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