Lunchtime Concert: Trinity Laban Pianists Pietro Iacopini and Nefeli Erma Maliali

TUE 31 JAN, 13.05

Take time out this lunchtime for a performance by Trinity Laban students Pietro Iacopini and Nefeli Erma Maliali in the beautiful surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.


Variations on a Georgian Theme


Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K.310
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante cantabile con espressione
III. Presto

Prelude Op. 32, No. 12 in G-sharp minor

Pietro Iacopini was born in Florence, Italy, in 2002, and started to play the piano at the age of 10 with Ileana Horculescu. After three years, he continued his piano studies at 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 Florence Conservatoire, as a result of which he performed Mozart's Piano concerto No. 23 K488 with Florentine Chamber Orchestra in the Conservatoire Concert Haall. 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 doing his 4th year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the guidance of Sergio De Simone and Martino Tirimo.

Nefeli Erma is a pianist from Limassol, Cyprus who is currently living in London, United Kingdom. In June 2021, she completed her Undergraduate Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, majoring in piano performance and having as second study classical singing. She graduated with First Class Honours and received the “Marjorie Hazlehurst Piano Award” for the greatest imagination, enterprise and highest level of performance. In September 2021, she started her Postgraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, majoring in piano performance under the tuition of Mikhail Kazakevich. Nefeli Erma has given numerous piano recitals both in Cyprus and United Kingdom and performed in piano masterclasses and performance classes taken by Mikhail Kazakevich, Gabriele Baldocci, Nino Jvania, Charlotte Tomlinson, John Thwaites, Anthony Hewitt, Robert Markham, Victor Sangiorgio, Peter Tuite and Martino Tirimo. Since 2017, she participated in a lot of competitions and music festivals in the UK as a soloist, chamber music player and accompanist, including Denis Matthews Memorial Prize, Rena Kellaway Piano Recital Prize, Herbert Lumby Prize, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Piano Chamber Music Festival, Beethoven Day Festival, Bottesini Festival and New Lights Festival. Additionally, in 2019, she was part of a CD recording “L’Age De L’or”, performing Debussy Six Épigraphes Antiques, L131.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel
Admission FREE, no booking required

Dates and times

This event finished on 31 January 2023.

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