Recital: Louis-Victor Bak – piano

Tuesday 23rd November, 2021, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Louis-Victor Bak – piano

J S Bach

Prelude and Fugue in F major, BWV 856
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major, BWV 858

A Berg

Piano Sonata Op 1

C Chaminade

Etude de Concert, Op 35 No 5, ‘Impromptu’
Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 21
i. Allegro Appassionato
ii. Andante
iii. Allegro

The Artist

Born in France and currently based in London, Louis-Victor Bak is a solo and chamber music pianist. After beginning the piano at the age of fourteen following seven years of flute studies, Louis-Victor was taught by Vinca Bonnaud, then by Chrystel Saussac at the Conservatory of Lyon (CRR). Finishing these studies in 2017, he started to work with Laurent Boullet in Berlin and then moved to London in 2019.

Louis-Victor has recently performed as a soloist at St James’s Piccadilly, Saint James’s Paddington and at the Amaryllis Fleming Hall of the Royal College of Music. He has also performed at St John’s Waterloo, St Paul’s Bedford, the Russia Culture House of London, the Routh Hall Bromsgrove and in France (Salle Witkowski, Palais St Jean, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon, Salle Debussy), Sardinia and Switzerland. He was invited to perform in the Second Prokofiev Festival in London in 2021, and in the festival ‘Musique et Or’ and the 17th edition of the festival ‘Printemps des Poètes’ in 2015.

In 2021, Louis-Victor has been awarded the 1st Prize at the North International Music Competition, the 3rd Prize at the Windsor International Piano Competition (1st not awarded), a 2nd Prize at the Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition, a 2nd Prize at the International Music Competition Opus 2021 and the special Prize ‘Debut in Transylvania – Recital award’ at the Youth of Music International Competition.

Louis-Victor Bak is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London for a Bachelor of Music with Edna Stern (herself a pupil of Krystian Zimerman and Leon Fleisher). At the same time, he is studying Pianophysiology and Musical Interpretation in Berlin with Laurent Boullet, who is Head of Department of Piano Technique & Physiology at the International Piano Academy, Lake Como. Louis-Victor Bak is generously supported by Talent Unlimited.

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