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Open Arts Access Presents...Pianist Marta Felcman

Hull Minster's Open Arts Access Programme Presents...Pianist Marta Felcman.

Enjoy a wonderful lunchtime concert with world renowned pianist;

Thursday September 28, 2017
12noon
Admission: Free

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach - Italian Concerto BWV. 971
Allegro - Andante- Presto

Nikolai Medtner - Sonata Reminiscenza op. 38, No.1

Robert Schumann - Sonata No.1 in F-sharp minor, op.11
Introduzione - Aria - Scherzo e Intermezzo

Marta Felcman

Marta Felcman is renowned for a vast repertoire that ranges from Bach to Rorem and includes composers from her native Argentina. Her concerts are ambitious, exciting, and revelatory. “A major artist!” proclaims Laurence Vittes, music critic of Gramophone Magazine. “A pianist [of] the “greatest musical sophistication,” wrote The Washington Post. “One of the finest recitals in this writer’s memory…Power and dexterity…pure musical enjoyment,” reported The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch. Il Tempo in Rome praised her performance as “…brilliant and poetic! The concert ended with tumultuous applause.”

Marta Felcman has appeared in recitals and with orchestras in the Salon Dorado of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Musikverein in Vienna, Summer Festival in Toulouse, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Bach Festival in Philadelphia, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Corcoran Gallery and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and in many other halls and universities, among them: Yale, Rutgers, Hofstra, Wesleyan, and Texas.

Her début CD includes works by Scarlatti, Bach/Busoni, Guastavino, Schumann and Ned Rorem, who wrote: “not only my piece, but all the others, are played with care, understanding and prowess.” Her Schumann CD on the Eroica label has received accolades for her passionate and sensitive interpretations. Renowned British pianist Peter Katin said: “Her Schumann has to be one of the most imaginative performances I have heard.” And Bill Rosen, music critic, wrote: “Marta Felcman’s dashing romantic spirit and splendid virtuosity…announced her as a significant pianist with the fire of Argerich and the discipline of Kissin.”

Marta Felcman started piano studies at the age of four with Hubert Brandenburg and later with Hebe Brandenburg in her native Argentina. Her musical development was influenced by a succession of distinguished teachers, most notably Hans Graf at the Musikhochschule in Vienna, Peter Katin, Rosalyn Tureck, and Eteri Andjaparidze. Continuing that tradition, Felcman also gives master classes.

Marta Felcman was invited to perform at the McLean, Virginia home of Senator Edward Kennedy to honor Raul Alfonsin, the former Argentine President, Champion of Human Rights. She has donated numerous performances in benefit concerts and is committed to fostering children’s musical education.

Born in Buenos Aires, Marta Felcman has lived in New York City since 1983. An avid runner, she jogs in Central Park and when touring brings her running shoes along with her repertoire.

Hull Minster's Open Arts Access programme

Our programme us to offer free performance space to musicians, artists and groups

Aimed at acoustic performers, the church is offering artists and groups the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and hone their skills. Whether a solo artist, a small band or a poet, performers will be able to develop their repertoire, experiment with new material, or build up a performance portfolio by recording the event.

The scheduled performances are available to book on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1pm and are free of charge. Other dates and times are also available. Audience members may choose to make a donation, which will go to the performer.

The church will help publicise performances through the church’s website and provide refreshments for visitors before and after the events. Practice spaces may also be available beforehand.

To find out more information or have an informal chat about how to book an afternoon performance slot, please contact Holy Trinity’s Events and Operations Co-ordinator Jane Owen at jane@hullminster.org

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Later Event: September 30
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