St Bride's: Music - Mignonette Aarons – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Mignonette Aarons – piano

Tuesday, 2 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Mignonette Aarons – piano

J S Bach

Italian Concerto BMV 971

  i. Allegro

 ii. Andante

iii. Presto

L van Beethoven

Sonata no. 24 in F sharp major, op. 78

 i. Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo

ii. Allegro vivace

F Chopin

Scherzo no.1 in B minor, op. 20

Nocturne no. 2 in E flat major, op. 9

M Moszkowski

Caprice espagnol op. 37

Mignonette Aarons started studying music as a schoolgirl and progressed very quickly, passing exams with distinction in piano and singing without any voice training. However, she could not continue her dreams to be a musician, as her parents could not afford for her to go to music college, and she had to work to earn money. However, many years later when her family were at school, Mignonette was able to return to her first love, the study of music. She then sought teachers of piano, singing, theory and the history of music. She burnt the midnight oil and achieved her L.R.A.M. diploma, one of two percent of external candidates to do so. She had a period of study with the composer Paul Barker, followed by an extensive period of study under the guidance of Elaine Fenn, the Australian virtuoso who was herself a Premier Prizewinner of the Belgian Conservatoire. Mignonette played at masterclasses of Edith Vogel at the Guildhall School of Music, and was under her guidance.

Mignonette has performed extensively at City Churches, Music Clubs, Halls and many other venues. She performed in Israel as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations. She also sings Lieder, Opera and light cabaret music. She also turns her home into a concert hall for concerts to raise money for charity. She teaches successfully at her home piano, singing and theory of music, and many of her pupils have won scholarships to further their education.

Mignonette Aarons has performed extensively at City Churches, Music Clubs, Halls and many other venues. She performed in Israel as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations. She also sings Lieder, Opera and light cabaret music. She also turns her home into a concert hall for concerts to raise money for charity. She teaches successfully at her home piano, singing and theory of music, and many of her pupils have won scholarships to further their education.