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Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 9) - The Beethoven Sonatas
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Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 9) - The Beethoven Sonatas
Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 9) - The Beethoven Sonatas

Edinburgh Royal Mile International Piano Series 2024 (Concert 9) - 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 Maiko Mori (piano) Programme Handel - Suite in E major, HWV 430 V. Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" Beethoven - Sonata in C major Op.2-3 Schubert - Impromptu Op. 142, D. 935 - No. 3 in B-Flat Major Chopin - Fantaisie Impromptu Op. 66 - Nocturne no. 11 in G minor, Op.37 no.1 Liszt - Grandes Études de Paganini S 141: No. 3 in G sharp minor, "La Campanella"   About Maiko Mori Since winning first prize at the Birmingham International Piano Competition in 2002, Maiko Mori has continued to establish herself as one of the outstanding soloists and chamber musicians of her generation on the international stage. Maiko has garnered acclaim at prestigious venues and festivals in the UK, including the Purcell Room, West Road Concert Hall, and Cheltenham Festival, as well as abroad in countries such as Japan (Suntory Hall), Serbia (Kolarac, Montecatini International Piano Festival), India (TATA Theatre), and Sweden (Lidköping Music Festival). Her performances have been broadcast on Radio France and BBC Radio 3. Her concerto debut in the UK with the RCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, in 2006 marked the beginning of her successful collaborations with various orchestras worldwide. Notable recent concerto performances include Grieg's Piano Concerto in Osaka, Japan, with the NTT Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Takaya Mitsunobu. Maiko is known for her diverse repertoire, encompassing a wide range of concertos and solo works, with a particular affinity for 20th-century music and jazz/classical fusion repertoire. Her upcoming album, "Private Studies," features Etudes by four contemporary composers, incorporating crossover elements of classical and jazz idioms, including 8 Concert Etudes, Op.40 by Kapustin. This album will be released under KNS Classical later this year. In addition to her performing career, Maiko is deeply committed to mentoring young musicians globally. She is a piano teacher at the University of Chichester and has been a faculty member of the international piano festival "Piano Week", where she gave masterclasses and recitals. She has served twice as a jury member for the Montecatini International Piano Competition, including the most recent 2023 edition. Recently, Maiko was appointed as an Artist for TIPA - Tokyo International Piano Association.

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Opens Mon 2nd Sep at 6:30 PM (BST)
High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE, United Kingdom
St Giles Cathedral
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