Tuesday 26 November 2019

Winner of the 2018 Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition in recital at the Wigmore Hall

Dmytro Choni
Dmytro Choni
The Ukrainian pianist Dmytro Choni won the First Prize and the Gold Medal at the Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition in Spain in 2018, and now there is a chance to hear him in the UK when he plays at the Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 27 November 2019. Choni's programme at the Wigmore Hall includes Liszt's Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata from the Années de pèlerinage, Schumann's Gesänge der Frühe (one of his last compositions, completed just three months before his attempted suicide), two Brahms Rhapsodies and music by Rachmaninov including his Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 36.

Choni had his first piano lesson at the age of four, and started studying in Kyiv. He is currently studying with Prof. Dr. Milana Chernyavska at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. The video shows his winning performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 (with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española, conductor Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez) at the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander, Spain in 2018).

Full details from the Wigmore Hall website.

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