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Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 15) - The Beethoven Sonatas
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Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 15) - The Beethoven Sonatas
Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 15) - The Beethoven Sonatas

Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 15) - The Beethoven Sonatas

St Giles Cathedral

Edinburgh

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St Giles Cathedral plays host to the inaugural Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series. This exciting and prestigious new concert series will feature all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas throughout 2024. Featuring exceptional performances from leading UK and international pianists, these concerts will be an unrivalled opportunity to enjoy some of the world's greatest piano repertoire, as curated by our guest performers. Set in the stunning candlelit venue of St Giles Cathedral, with it's newly installed Steinway Grand Piano, this will be a musical experience to remember! St Giles is situated in the heart of the Royal Mile with many bars and restaurants nearby to complete your evening. Featuring Olga Stezhko (piano) Programme Beethoven - Sonata No. 18 (Op.31, no.3) Debussy - Hommage à Rameau Beethoven - Sonata No. 32 (Op.111) About Olga Stezhko Olga Stezhko is an award-winning concert pianist and critically acclaimed recording artist. Her striking and idiosyncratic programmes often explore hidden connections between music, science, and history across the past four centuries. Acclaimed by Classical Source in a Wigmore Hall review as 'a supremely delicate master of her instrument' who possesses 'an extraordinary presence', Olga has performed worldwide from the Barbican Hall in London to Salle Cortot in Paris to the Carnegie Hall in New York City. Recent highlights include performances in Bridgewater Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Palermo Classica Festival, the Ulverston International Music Festival and a tour in Norway where Olga premiered a new work for piano, chamber orchestra and narrator 'Blooming' by Kari Beate Tandberg, based on the book 'The Unwomanly Face of War' by exiled Belarusian Nobel Prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich.     Olga is the winner of many international competitions and awards including the Grand Prix at the 'Halina Czerny-Stefanska In Memoriam' International Piano Competition in Poland and the First Prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in France. Born in Minsk, Olga was educated in Belarus, Italy and the UK where she completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music.Olga's debut album 'Eta Carinae' (Luminum Records) combined her passion for astronomy with music by Scriabin and Busoni and was hailed by the Gramophone Magazine as 'an outstanding debut'.

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Opens Mon 4th Nov at 6:30 PM (GMT)
High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE, United Kingdom
St Giles Cathedral
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