Lunchtime Concert


THU 20 JAN / 13.05

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No 2 "Moonlight Sonata"
I. Adagio sostenuto
II. Allegretto
III. Presto agitato

Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 "The Dance in the Village Inn"

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Alina Pritulenko began playing the piano at the age of five. She started performing from the age of seven at the numerous concerts and festivals. Actively took part in many masterclasses and soon became a laureate of the International Competitions such as “Le Muse” in Napoli, Italy and “Iste’dod” in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 2008, Alina started her musical education at the Republican Specialized Academic Lyceum of Music named after V. Uspensky. During eleven years of education she studied with professors Irina Arustamova and Gulnora Umarova. After successful graduation from Uspensky’s Lyceum in all musical subjects, in 2019, she was invited to continue her education at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and was awarded “Alfred and Therese Kitchen”, “Trinity College London” and “Bagri Foundation” full scholarships and currently studying with the Head of Keyboard Department professor Sergio De Simone and Martino Tirimo. She actively took part in many masterclasses with Joaquin Achucarro, Gabriel Kwok, Deniz Arman Gelenbe, Pablo Galdo and others.

Govind Dhiman was born in 1999 and began to learn the piano at the age of 7 before being awarded a music scholarship at Ashford School in 2011, where he began studying with Stephen Dandridge. In the following year he made his first public appearance at the Kent International Piano Course. Since then Govind has attended and participated in several masterclasses and competitions. In 2013, Govind took first prize at the Kent Piano Festival and was titled Kent Young Pianist of the Year. He was also a finalist in the Marlowe Young Musician of the Year Competition 2015 where he performed variations from Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Kent Concert Orchestra at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. The following year he was given third prize at the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year Competition. In 2017, Govind was awarded the David Gosling Piano Scholarship to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, completing his undergraduate degree in 2021. He is currently continuing at Trinity Laban, studying for his master’s degree under the tutorage of Professor Mikhail Kazakevich. Govind has performed at venues including the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks, Wigmore Hall, the A.B. Michelangeli Hall in Bolzano and the European Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Motepulciano.

St Alfege Church/ FREE

Dates and times

This event finished on 20 January 2022.

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