St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Aliya Turetayeva - piano

Thursday, 29 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Aliya Turetayeva - piano

Robert Schumann


                           I. Äußerst bewegt (Extremely animated)
                           II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch (Very inwardly and not too quickly)
                           III. Sehr aufgeregt (Very agitated)
                           IV. Sehr langsam (Very slowly)
                           V. Sehr lebhaft (Very lively)
                           VI. Sehr langsam (Very slowly)
                           VII. Sehr rasch (Very fast)
                           VIII. Schnell und spielend (Fast and playful)

Franz Schubert

               Sonata op.120 D 664 in A Major

                           I. Allegro moderato
                           II. Andante
                           III. Allegro

Aliya Turetayeva is one of the most promising and talented Kazakh pianists of her time. She was born in 1986 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and received her first piano lesson at the tender age of five. She was soon accepted into a special music school for gifted children in Almaty, and during her first year of studies there, she gave her debut performances, both as a recitalist and as a soloist with orchestra. During her early education, she performed at many festivals, and participated in masterclasses including those given by Professor V. Krainev in Kiev, and by Professors Y. Slesarev and Y. Airapetyan in Almaty. She appeared on several occasions as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra and State Symphony Orchestra at the State Philharmonia in Almaty and at the Kazakh Concert Hall.

After graduating from the music school with distinction, Aliya was accepted in to the Dresden University of Music at the age of 16. Two years later, she moved to Cologne and continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz as a student of Professor Pavel Gililov. She was awarded her Masters degree in 2010.
During this time, Aliya played at many festivals, including the Dresden Music Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, European Classical Festival, Ruhr, International Holland Music Sessions, Festival Pianistico di Spoleto, Aurora Classic Festival, Sweden, Ars Haliaeti Festival, Slovenia. She also performed at many prestigious venues such as the Steinway-Haus in Düsseldorf, WDR Funkhaus Kleiner Sendesaal, Bechstein Centre, Cologne as part of the Young Professional Series, Alexander Girardi Hall during the Academy Artists Series at Dino Ciani Festival (Italy), St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Gesellschaft für Musiktheater, Vienna and Kammerkonzertreihen in Niederrhein.

Aliya was a prizewinner at the International Piano Competition for Young Pianists V. Krainev, and at the International Piano Competition in Almaty. She was also awarded the Meissen Rotary Club Award at the Meissen International Music Academy and Beethoven Piano Master Best Participant Award.

She has worked with many celebrated musicians including D.Bashkirov, M.Voskresensky, V. Krainev, A.Jashinski, W. Manz, S.Mikowsky, H. Sigfridsson, K.-A. Kolly, G.Wallisch, G.Scott, Ch.Elton, N.Fisher and S.Mikowsky, H.Milne, J.Swann and C.M.Mehner. She also participated at masterclasses at the Mozarteum Summer Academy, Turku International Festival Masterclasses, Sommerclassics Summer Masterclasses, London Master Classes, Wiener Meisterkurse, Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Montepulciano and Beethoven Piano Master.

As well as her work as a soloist, Aliya is a dedicated chamber musician. She recently recorded chamber music works by G. Crumb und A. Schnittke for WDR Radio Cologne.

At present she is a Konzertexamen postgraduate student at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg under the tutelage of Professor Gililov. She additionally has studied with Professor Norma Fisher und Professor Ronan O'Hora in London.