Thursday, 10 October 2019 | 7:30pm
Trinity United Reformed Church of Wimbledon
Mansel Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4AA
Sofya Gulyak piano
J.S. Bach / F. Busoni: Chaconne from Partita no. 2 in D minor
J. Brahms: Piano Pieces Op. 118
F. Chopin: Variations brillantes Op. 12
S. Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantaisie Op. 3
S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat Op. 83
“Sofya Gulyak is a fearless pianist, never afraid to scale the most technically demanding heights of the repertoire and equally proud to wear her heart on her sleeve…” – The Guardian Magazine.
In September 2009, Sofya Gulyak was awarded the 1st prize and the Princess Mary Gold Medal at the 16th Leeds International Piano Competition – the first woman in the history of the competition to achieve this distinction. Since then she has received the greatest critical acclaim for her performances in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Walt Disney Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Osaka Symphony and Bridgewater Hall amongst many others. Her concerto appearances include collaborations with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mark Elder, Vasily Petrenko and many more.
She is currently a professor of the piano at the Royal College of Music in London. Her playing has been broadcast on radio and TV in Russia, France, Italy, Germany, USA, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom (BBC3 and BBC4) and other countries.