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Discoveries: A new series of piano recitals

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The piano in Leighton's studio, Leighton House

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25 October 2022 / Multiple dates




Leighton House

£25; includes access to Leighton House

About the concerts

Music recitals performed in striking settings, amongst beautiful works of art, have an unforgettable magic. Leighton himself was a lover of music and welcomed leading musicians of his day to perform in his home. This series continues that passion.

Discover the remarkable talents of five young award-winning pianists, with recitals from Chopin to Rachmaninoff performed on a grand Steinway piano in the striking setting of Leighton's studio.

Please note that these events take place in Leighton's studio and ticket price includes access to the museum and the opportunity to meet the musicians after each recital.

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Dates and programme

Tuesday 25 October, 6:30-8:30pm

Pianist: Jacky Zhang

Bach /Busoni, Organ Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV564

Chopin, 24 Preludes op.28

Tuesday 1 November, 6:30-8:30pm

Pianist: Lorenzo Adamo

Chopin, Ballade No.4 op.13

Brahms, Variations on a Theme of Handel op.24;

Debussy, Images Deuxième Sèrie

Tuesday 10 January, 6:30-8:30pm

Pianist: Thomas Kelly

Rameau, Le Rappel des Oiseaux

Rameau, Gavotte and Variations

Scriabin, Sonata No.3

Scriabin, Poeme-Nocturne op.61

Scriabin, Fantasie op.28

Tuesday 24 January, 6:30-8:30pm

Pianist: Ariel Lanyi

Franck, Prelude, aria, et final

Schumann,  Symphonic Etudes op.13

Tuesday 7 March, 6:30-8:30pm

Pianist:  Victor Maslov

Rachmaninoff, 6 Etudes-tableaux op.33

Janacek, Excerpts from “On an overgrown path”

Stravinsky, Agosti “Firebird”


Meet the musicians

Jacky Zhang

14-year-old pianist and composer Jacky Zhang is prize winner of many international competitions, including London Open, Classic Piano Dubai, Vladimir Krainev in Moscow and EPTA Composition Competition. His interests also include conducting as well as historical performance. Currently he is studying piano with Prof. Dmitri Alexeev and Jianing Kong, and composition with Prof.Kenneth Hesketh. 



Lorenzo Adamo was born in Italy in February 2000. He recently graduated from the Royal College of Music gaining a Master of Performance with Distinction, where he studied with Professors Norma Fisher and Alexander Romanovsky. Lorenzo has won numerous competitions. Since 2019, he has been supported by the charity Talent Unlimited. 


Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly has won prizes in a number of competitions in Europe and the UK, including Leeds in 2021. Since the pandemic restrictions in 2020, Thomas' artistic activities include participating in all 3 seasons of the "Echo Chamber" an online concert series curated by Noah Max, and releasing 3 singles under the Ulysses Arts label on digital platforms. 



In 2021 Ariel Lanyi was awarded 3rd Prize (The Roslyn Lyons Bronze Medal) at the Leeds International Piano Competition and was a prize winner in the inaugural Young Classical Artists Trust (London) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions. Over the last year Ariel has returned to Wigmore Hall as soloist and chamber musician, participated in the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont and toured Argentina and the US. Linn Records released his recording of musicy by Schubert to critical acclaim. 



Russian pianist Victor Maslov has enjoyed success in international competitions, including the Rachmaninoff Competition in Moscow and the Classic Piano Competition in Dubai. He has performed throughout the UK, in Europe, Russia and at Carnegie Hall. 


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