St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Adrian Oldland - piano

Friday, 20 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Adrian Oldland - piano

Robert Schumann

Kreisleriana Op 16

       Äußerst bewegt (Extremely animated)

       Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch (Very inwardly and not too quickly)

       Sehr aufgeregt (Very agitated)

       Sehr langsam (Very slowly)

       Sehr lebhaft (Very lively)

       Sehr langsam (Very slowly)

       Sehr rasch (Very fast)

       Schnell und spielend (Fast and playful)


Adrian Oldland celebrated not only for his virtuosic displays at the piano but also for his sensitive and unique interpretations, Adrian Oldland has gone on to establish himself as an exciting and formidable performer on the concert platform.

Adrian began his musical studies at the age of seven when he joined his local church choir. His love for the piano began shortly after joining, where he received his first piano lessons. Adrian's talent was immediately spotted and remarkable progress led to early successes in competitions and music festivals.

His love in particular for music of the Romantic Period, brought Adrian his first victory when he was awarded first place at the Chelmsford Competitive Festival of Music for the 'Roots trophy' (2007) playing works by Chopin. 

In 2008 Adrian was successful in gaining a place to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where he completed his BMus (Hons) and Master's (MMus) degrees studying under Alexander Ardakov. During his studies Adrian was active in performing in concerts, master classes and competitions. Whilst only in his second year, Adrian was winner of the much sought after Alfred Kitchin Piano Competition (2010), playing works by Schumann.


Since completing his studies, Adrian has embarked on an international career, performing in numerous countries such as Russia, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Italy.

Amongst the many awards achieved by him, the following stand out:


2nd prize, «XXI Century Art» Competition, Madeira. (2013)

3rd prize, «XXI Century Art» Competition, Austria. (2013)

4th prize in the 23rd Dmitri Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, Russia. (2012)


Adrian has participated in many master classes with distinguished pianists such as Peter Donohoe, Melvyn Tan and William Howard, and currently enjoys a busy career, performing regularly across the UK and throughout Europe. His repertoire stretches from Bach to the Twentieth Century with a particular interest in the life and works of Robert Schumann.


Highlights this year include performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 and a solo recital at Colditz castle, Germany.