Piano Recital

Beethoven, Ravel & Prokofiev

Saturday 29th September 2018


With Alim Beisembayev


(Please note change of artist and programme as Cordelia Williams is indisposed


Beethoven - Sonata No. 7 in D major, op. 10 no. 3

Ravel - Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l’ocean

Prokofiev - Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, op. 83


Alim Beisembayev was born in Kazakhstan in 1998. He started playing the piano at the age of 5 in a music school in Almaty. In September 2008, he moved to study at the Central Music School of Moscow. After two years of studying in Moscow, he moved to continue his studies at the Purcell School for Young Musicians, where he was taught by Tessa Nicholson.

Alim has performed in halls such as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the St. Petersburg Philarmonia of Shostakovich, the Steinway Hall, Milton Court Barbican, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank and the Fazioli Hall in Italy.

In 2014 he was awarded 3rd prize at the Liszt International Junior Competition in Weimar. In June 2015 Alim won the First Prize in the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

In February 2016, Alim was a guest at BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ advertising the concert at the Royal Festival Hall, where he performed Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra.

Since September 2016, Alim continues his studies with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music in London with a full scholarship.

"Alim Beisembayev of Kazakhstan, delivered high-powered Beethoven, fiery Prokofiev and shimmering Rachmaninoff... he is impressive and clearly worth watching.”

Stuart Isacoff, Wall Street Journal


There will be no interval during this performance

TICKETS:  £15 (Concessions £12)