Lunchtime Concert


THU 17 JUN / 13.05

A performance of solo piano music from Pietro Iacopini, and Bo Lyu.


Beethoven Piano Sonata No 7 in D major, Op 10, No 3
I. Presto
II. Largo e mesto
III. Menuetto: allegro
IV. Rondo: allegro


Chopin From 24 Preludes, Op 28
XIV. Allegro
XV. Sostenuto
XVI. Presto con fuoco
XVII. Allegretto
XVIII. Allegro molto
XIX. Vivace
XX. Largo
XXI. Cantabile
XXII. Molto agitato
XXIII. Moderato
XXIV. Allegro appassionato

Pietro Iacopini was born in Florence, Italy, in 2002, and started to play the piano at the age of 10, with the teacher Ileana Horculescu. After three years, he continued his piano studies at the Liceo Musicale “Dante” of Florence under Chiara Montelatici, and was admitted in 2017 to the Florence Conservatoire of Music in the piano class of Giovanna Prestia. During these years he also studied harmony and musical analysis with Leonardo Abatangelo, and from 2016 to 2018 he attended a chamber music course with his piano trio at Fiesole School of Music coached by Matteo Fossi.
In 2019 Pietro won an internal competition in the Florence Conservatoire, as a result of which he performed Mozart's Piano concerto No. 23 K488 with the Florentine Chamber Orchestra in the Conservatoire Hall.
The following year, he performed Bach's Triple Concertos BWV 1063-1064 as part of the project “Universo Bach”, the complete performance of Bach keyboard concertos realized by Florence Conservatoire, in collaboration with Florentine Chamber orchestra in October 2020.
Pietro is currently living in London, studying piano performance with Sergio De Simone in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Bo Lyu is a PGAD student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and an Artist in Mousikos Classical Company. Following achieving first prize at the Norah Sande Award Piano Competition in 2018, Bo Lyu has won several top prizes in competitions including Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition at the Wigmore Hall, and the Windsor International Piano Competition. Most recently, he won the 2021 Trinity Laban’s Soloists’ Competition, and will perform the Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.1 with Trinity Laban’s Shapeshifter Orchestra next season.
Bo has given concerts at Bristol Colston Hall, Huntingdon Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts and Bedford Quarry Theatre. Recent performances include a solo recital at the Oundle International Music Festival, a performance of Britten's Young Apollo, Op.16 with the Dartington Festival Orchestra and Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No.2 with St John’s Chamber Orchestra at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead.
Bo Lyu studies piano with Professor Sergio De Simone and Professor Martino Tirimo at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He was previously awarded a full scholarship for his BMus degree in September 2014 and his Mmus degree in September 2018 at the Royal Academy of Music, studied with Professor Joanna MacGregor CBE. He has been generously supported by the Trinity College London Scholarship, the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, the GREAT China Scholarship, the Helen Roll Trust Scholarship, Help Musicians UK, the Sterndale Bennett Scholarship, Pisani Scholarship and Derek Butler London trusts and foundation.

St Alfege Church / FREE

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This event finished on 17 June 2021.

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