Lunchtime Concert

Trinity Laban Pianists

TUE 12 OCT / 13.05


Kyle Nash-Baker Piano

Beethoven Sonata no.31 in A-flat Major, op.110

Celia Margalef Boquera piano

J. S. Bach Partita No. 6, BWV 830
I. Toccata
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Air
V. Sarabande
VI. Tempo di gavotta
VII. Gigue

Celia Margalef Boquera (15 April 1998) is a Spanish pianist and musician. Margalef started playing the piano at the age of 6 with Professor Christiane Leruth. At 16, Margalef continued her studies at El Conservatori de Música de Vila-seca with Professor Jordi López. In 2016, Margalef finished the Intermediate Level with honours and succeeded on getting the second and third positions on the entrance exams at El Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and L’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, respectively. Margalef decided to study her Bachelor in Piano Interpretation at El Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu under the guidance of professor Tensy Krismant. Margalef got the Ferrer-Salat Scholarship for two years during her studies in the city of Barcelona. In September 2020, Margalef started the Masters of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Professor Mikhail Kazakevich. Margalef was awarded with the Trinity College London Scholarship and the Trinity Laban Scholarship for the academic year 2020/21, and the Arthur Haynes Scholarship and the Trinity Laban Scholarship for the academic year 2021/22. Margalef is particularly interested in baroque music and chamber music.

Kyle Nash-Baker (b.1994) is a pianist/composer from Birmingham, based in London. He first started to teach himself to play piano aged 12 and began to write compositions after the colours he saw whilst playing them - a condition known as Synaesthesia. At the age of 15 Kyle’s composition ‘Red’ reached number 1 in the classical Itunes download charts and held this position for over 3 weeks. After hearing his music he was invited to write for people and play all over the country, including Vivienne Westwood who asked him to write a suite of works to perform at her Fashion show at Paris fashion week. During 2013 Kyle toured Budapest, Switzerland and was featured in the Cartagena festival in Colombia with the violinist Geza Hosszu-Legocky and his string ensemble sharing concerts with such artists as Sergei Babayan and the Borodin Quartet. Being self taught until receiving a place at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance, he studied with Gabriele Baldocci and Mikhail Kazakevich.
Taking a great interest in a wide range of repertoire, particularly in the works of Beethoven, Schubert and Debussy. He has since taken part in masterclasses with great artists such as Peter Donohoe, Steven Osbourne, Antti Siirala, Martino Tirimo, Philip Fowke, Pascal Roge, and Oliver Gardon. Most recently Kyle was awarded 1st Prize in Stratford and East London Piano Competition including the Felix Marr prize, 2nd prize in the Christopher Duke international Piano Competition. He has been a finalist in The Alfred Kitchin Schumann competition, The John Longmire Beethoven competition, The Glass Sellers Beethoven Competition and The Guildhall Romantic Prize. He has been a semi-finalist in the The Tunbridge Wells Young Artists International Competition, and at The Livorno International Piano Competition.
Also an active chamber musician taking a keen interest in accompanying lieder, he won the Lillian Ash duo competition with his duo partner Michael Lafferty in 2015 and the Leonard Smith & Felicity Young String Duo Competition with Thibault Dubois Blanchard in 2019. As a chamber musician he has taken part in two masterclasses at the Wigmore hall - with Thomas Quasthoff in 2018 and with György Pauk in 2019.
Kyle completed his Masters Degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Charles Owen as a Leverhulme Trust Scholar. He now studies again at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Sergio De Simone as a Gladys Bratton scholar. He is grateful for the continued support of Vivienne Westwood.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel / FREE

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This event finished on 12 October 2021.

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