Riyad Nicolas is one of Syria’s leading young classical musicians who builds a bridge between the East and the West through his music. This unique compilation of classics is bound to light up your Sunday!
BEETHOVEN Sonata, Op. 110
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
SUCCARI Two folklore pieces
SUCCARI Danse de laila
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3, Op. 58
PAGANINI-LISZT Etude no. 6 in A minor
Born in Aleppo in 1989 and dubbed as the “Syria’s leading young pianist” (International Piano Magazine2012), Riyad has already established himself as a leading figure of his generation on the international performing circuit. Among his recent achievements are First Prize at the Francaix International Piano Competition in Paris and his débuts at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Cadogan Hall in London. He has performed with many orchestras such as the London Chamber Orchestra, Young Musician Symphony Orchestra, Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Aleppo.
Riyad moved to London in 2005, when he was awarded a scholarship to study at both the Purcell School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. In September 2013 he began studying at the Royal College of Music with Dmitri Alexeev.
This event is now free of charge for all audience members
Please note change to the originally advertised programme; this is now a solo piano recital by Riyad Nicolas
19:30 – 21:00