Lunchtime Concert


FRI 21 JAN / 13.05

Schumann Humoreske, Op.20
I. Einfach
II. Hastig
III. Einfach un zart
IV. Innig
V. Sehr lebhaft
VI. Zum Beschluss

Brahms From Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 5
III. Allegro energico
IV. Andante molto
V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato

Pianist Minah Lee was born in 1998 in Epsom, England and raised in South Korea. In Seoul, Minah studied the piano with Eun-ju Jung and was awarded various prizes in competitions and performed in annual concerts. In 2009, her first charity concert was in Seoul, where she played Beethoven Symphony no.5 arranged for two hands. After returning to England, she invested more time in finding her own colour and worked on organisation. She is an active pianist and accompanist, having past experiences of performing with various instruments such as the violin, viola, vocal, flute, and also church choir.
Minah is currently studying with Penelope Roskell in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is now based in London.

Giacomo Tora is currently studying with Deniz Gelenbe at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, supported by the Trinity College London Scholarship award. Before moving to London he graduated with highest honours from Mantua Conservatoire of Music - Italy, where he studied with Roberta Bambace. During his studies he had the opportunity to attend masterclasses with Françoise Thinat, Bruno Canino and Sergio de Simone.
Recently, Giacomo performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Mantua Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carla Delfrate, the concert was part of a Beethoven's 250th Anniversary series. He has also performed for concert series at venues such as the XXXV International Chamber Music Festival Umbria Classica, Piceno Classica, Teatro del Bibiena in Italy and Auditorium Joseph Kosma in Nice, France. He has collaborated with renowned composer Alessandro Solbiati and musicologist Enzo Restagno for lecture-recitals on Debussy, Gershwin, Reich and Kurtág.
Giacomo is a prize-winner of several competitions and scholarships such as the Charles Haimoff Scholarship and Medal awarded by Mantua Conservatoire, Klosious International Music Festival IT, “Firenze Lirica” National Music Competition IT and “Val di Sole” National Music Competition IT. He was also a finalist in the John Longmire Piano Competition where he was commended for his virtuosity and clarity.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel / FREE

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This event finished on 21 January 2022.

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