Recital: Zacharias Brandman – piano

Tuesday 25th June, 2024, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Zacharias Brandman – piano

Franz Schubert

Fantasie in F Minor, D940, Op 103
i. Allegro molto moderato
ii. Largo
iii. Allegro vivace
iv. Finale

with Raphael Brandman

Frédéric Chopin

Ballade No 4 in F Minor, Op 52

Alexander Scriabin

Piano Sonata No 3 in F♯ Minor, Op 23
i. Drammatico
ii. Allegretto
iii. Andante
iv. Presto con fuoco

The Artists

Zach Brandman is a 22-year-old British classical pianist currently studying Classics at the University of St Andrews and piano with Ancuta Nite. Zach is the recipient of the Gordon Craig music scholarship and the Christina Kennedy music scholarship. Earlier this year, Zach won first prize in the John Ireland music competition and also performed Rachmaninoff’s piano concerto no 2 at the University. Previously, Zach attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he studied with Ronan O’Hora, and Westminster School as a music scholar. Zach has performed in concert halls in the UK, Europe and Asia.

In 2023, Zach performed Mozart’s sonata for two pianos with Murray McLachlan. He also performed a programme of works for two pianos including Rachmaninoff’s Suite No 1 with Petr Limonov at the West Road concert hall, Cambridge. In Spring 2019, Zach was appointed Musician in Residence at St Mark’s English Church, Florence. He is a prizewinner of numerous competitions and was awarded Young Musician of the Year at the Stratford Music Festival. At the age of 16, Zach was awarded the Una Clark Young Artist Jellinek award and was selected to perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, with the Guildford Symphony Orchestra. At the age of eight, he was selected to appear with Lang Lang at the Royal Festival Hall. In November 2019, Zach was selected by the Zubin Mehta Foundation to perform a recital at the NCPA, Mumbai, India as part of their Rising Stars concert series.

In his musical education, Zach has taken part in masterclasses with renowned pianists – Joanna McGregor, Martin Rosco, Stephen Kovacevic and Murray Mclachlan. “Full of romantic warmth, virtuosity, stylish and engaging,” are some of the comments from leading adjudicators in the UK.

Raphael Brandman is a 17-year-old classical pianist, currently studying at City of London School.

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