Recital: Mignonette Aarons – piano

Friday 5th November, 2021, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Mignonette Aarons – piano

W A Mozart

Fantasia in D minor, KV97

L van Beethoven

Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op 31 No 3
i. Allegro
ii. Scherzo. Allegretto Vivace
iii. Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso – Trio
iv. Presto con fuoco

F Chopin

Prelude in D minor, Op 28 No 4
Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op 9 No 2

J Brahms

Two Rhapsodies, Op 79
1. Rhapsody in B minor – Agitato
2. Rhapsody in G minor – Molto passionato, ma non troppo allegro

The Artist

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 Premier prizewinner of the Belgian Conservatoire. She was under the guidance of Edith Vogel at the Guildhall School of Music and played in masterclasses for her. Mignonette has performed extensively at City churches, Music Clubs, Halls and many other venues. In particular, she performed in Israel as part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations.

Mignonette sings lieder, opera and light cabaret music. She also turns her home into a concert hall for concerts to raise money for charity. At home, she teaches successfully piano, singing and theory of music, and many of her pupils have won scholarships to further their education.

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