St Bride's: Music - Irena Radić – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Irena Radić – piano

Tuesday, 7 May at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Irena Radić – piano

J Haydn

Piano Sonata no. 61 in D major, Hob XVI: 51

i. Andante

ii. Finale: Presto

C Debussy

Preludes Book 1 no.10

La Cathédrale Engloutie

R Schumann

Humoreske in B flat major, op. 20

British pianist Irena Radić is currently studying with Dina Parakhina for her Master of Performance degree as a Cotes-Burgan Scholar at the Royal College of Music. As a recipient of the John Mortimer Award, Irena is a Philharmonia MMSF Piano Fellow 2018-19. She is also generously supported by the St Marylebone Educational Foundation, and is a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder. She holds a First Class Bachelor of Music degree from the RCM, having studied there previously with Niel Immelman. Irena began learning the piano with Jenny Macmillan and later studied with Lynette Stulting at the RCM's Junior Department where she was generously supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation and the Else and Leonard Cross Charitable Trust.
A finalist in the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition (2018), Irena won second prize in the RCM's Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition (2018) and was a prizewinner at two international music festivals: Verão Classico Masterclasses (2017), Portugal and Alion Baltic International Music Festival (2017), Estonia. Other awards include the Teresa Carreño Piano Prize (2014), Young Musician of the Year (2013) at both Peterborough and Oundle Music Festivals, the Head of Junior Programmes Prize (2013), and runner up in the Gordon Turner Memorial Competition (2013) receiving the May Edwards Memorial Prize. She was also chosen to perform at Wigmore Hall as a prizewinner in the Jaques Samuel Junior Department Piano Festival (2012 and 2013). Irena has performed in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Bolivar Hall, West Road Concert Hall and the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall. She has also performed in numerous masterclasses with pianists including Bruno Canino, Charles Owen, Cristina Ortiz, Eldar Nebolsin, Jura Margulis, Mikhail Voskresensky and Norma Fisher.
Irena frequently performs as a chamber musician, with recent concerts featuring Mozart's Sonata in D for 2 Pianos, Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano, a world premiere of Tantrum - a new work for Piano and Percussion by Nino Russell, and a performance of Bartok's Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion. This year she will be working with musicians including Martin James Bartlett, David López Ibañez, Deni Teo, and Sirius Chau. With Swedish guitarist Jonatan Bougt, she creates new arrangements for their Piano and Guitar duo - their current programme includes Ravel's Ma mère l'Oye and Shostakovich's 24 Preludes Op.34 which they have arranged with kind permission from Irina Shostakovich. In 2016 they won second prize at the Twents Guitar Festival in the Netherlands.
In addition to her work as a chamber musician, Irena plays orchestral piano and celeste and has performed with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Diego Masson, Alexander Polishchuk, Peter Stark, Richard Dickins and Tim Lines in venues including Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square and the Royal Festival Hall. Recent performances include works such as Copland's Appalachian Spring, Ravel's Daphnis & Chloé, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite, Shostakovich's Symphonies nos. 1 and 5, Bernstein's West Side Story - Symphonic Dances, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Reich's Three Movements for Orchestra and Webern's Five Pieces for Orchestra.
www.irenaradicpiano.com

British pianist Irena Radić is an avid soloist and chamber musician, and is currently studying with Dina Parakhina for her Master of Performance degree as a Cotes-Burgan scholar at the Royal College of Music. As a recipient of the John Mortimer Award, Irena is a Philharmonia MMSF Piano Fellow 2018-19. She is also generously supported by the St Marylebone Educational Foundation, and is a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder. A multiple prizewinner, she was a finalist in this year's Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition, and won second prize in the RCM's Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition 2018. This year she will be working with musicians including Martin James Bartlett, David López Ibañez, Deni Teo, Sirius Chau and Jonatan Bougt.
www.irenaradicpiano.com