Russian pianist to play in Seaton

Russian pianist Alexander Ardakov is set to perform in Seaton tomorrow.

Internationally celebrated Russian pianist Alexander Ardakov is to give a recital at Seaton Town Hall tomorrow (Thursday).

Ardakov is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire and prize-winner at the Viotti International competition in Italy (1984).

Between 1981 and 1991 he played with the Moscow State Philharmonia. Since 1991, he has lived in London, working as Professor of Piano at Trinity College of Music, London.

He has performed for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and made numerous CD recordings, including pieces by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Sergei Rachmaninov – he has recorded Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson.

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He is to visit Seaton tomorrow (November 4), where he will play a wide ranging programme of mainly romantic works on SeatonMusic’s fine Steinway piano.

The programme will include music by Tchaikovsky and John Skiba, as well as a piano reduction of Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition. The evening will be completed by a short programme of four of Chopin’s well-known Polonaises.

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The concert is at Seaton Town Hall at 7.30 pm. Tickets are priced at �12 on the door, subject to availability, and are free if you are a student. They are also available from Eve Gallery, Fore Street, Seaton on (01297) 21482, if you wish to book in advance for what will undoubtedly be a memorable concert.

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