Riyad Nicolas

Sat 6th July, 7.30pm
  • Riyad Nicolas piano

Riyad Nicolas is a Syrian / British pianist born in Aleppo, Syria.  Another fantastic young pianist who will create a wonderful evening of European classical and contemporary music from the Middle East at DerBunglehoff!

Riyad Nicolas

Riyad has given solo recitals in the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and Barbican. Concert performances have also taken him to USA including a debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington and Chicago Cultural Center(Dame Myra Hess series), Yehudi Menuhin Forum in Switzerland and other performing venues in France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Malta,  the Gulf, Lebanon and Syria.

Riyad made his first appearance as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of ten in Aleppo. Since then, he has performed with many orchestras including the London Chamber Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (UK), Emirate Symphony Orchestra in Dubai and the Young Musician Symphony Orchestra at St. John’s Smith Square.

Riyad first came to London in 2005 when he was awarded a two-year scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music with Sulamita Aronovsky, continuing to work with her at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated in 2011.  In June 2015, Riyad graduated with a distinction in a Master of Performance course at the Royal College of Music, studying with Dmitri Alexeev and Vanessa Latarche, when he won the Gold Medal at the prestigious Chappell Piano Competition. Riyad also teaches piano at the Junior Department of Guildhall School of Music, Dartford Grammar School and Woodford Green School.  

Through music Riyad has been promoting peace and raising awareness for the plights of the Syrian people and performing for many organizations such as UNHCR, the International Rescue Committee, the Arab British Centre, Said and Asfari Foundation.

Riyad is very talented and he has a very high level of musical sensitivity. He reached an impressive level of musicianship which speaks a dedication to music that bodes well for his career” Daniel Barenboim

..he had given a prodigious recital which rose head and shoulders above everything else we have heard this year’,’…every aspect of his performance…melding all together into an indissoluble unity of conception.” Beethoven Piano Society of Europe.

Website: www.riyadnicolas.com

 

 

Admission ticket price: £22.00 (where does the money go?)

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