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Thursday Lunchtime Concert – pianist Elena Toponogova

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join us for this exciting piano recital!


Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) “Bell ringing”, “Arietta”, “Melody”

Robert Schumann (1810-1849) Two pieces from “Scenes from Childhood” op 15
“Of foreign lands and people” and “Dreaming”

Anatoly Lyadov (1855-1914) Prelude in B minor

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)Two musical moments op 16 in B minor and D flat major

Frank Bridge (1879-1943) Three sketches: “April”, “Rosemary”, “Valse capricieuse”

Elena Toponogova is a concert pianist and chamber musician based in London. Her repertoire is primarily comprised of Russian music, with a particular focus on the music of Nikolai Medtner.

She recently won the prize for the best performance of a Prelude and Fugue by J S Bach of the Nuova Coppa International Piano Competition, Italy.

In 2017, Elena received a Master of Performance degree from the Royal College of Music, studying under Norma Fisher. Her studies were generously supported by the Norah Seary Trust, Altrusa Careers Trust, the Future of Russia Foundation and Tsukanov Family Foundation. She participated in numerous masterclasses of such world-renowned pianists as Dirk Mommertz (Faure Quartet), G.Gruzman, I.Chukovskaya and was selected to study at the Academie de Musique Riviera in Switzerland with Pavel Gililov with the support of the Help Musicians UK Transmission Fund grant.

Elena has taken part in many international festivals including Chichester Festival, Bloomsbury Festival and Timani Music Festival in Oslo. She has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and appeared at the prestigious Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Salzburg Wiener Saal, Amaryllis Fleming Hall, V&A Museum, St.Martin-in-the-Fields among many others.
In 2017, with the support of the Oleg Prokofiev Trust she performed Prokofiev’s Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova at the Regent Hall together with soprano Eleanor Penfold. The concert was described as “an inspiring performance” by Musical Opinion Magazine.

Together with Norwegian violinist Elisabeth Turmo, Elena will release a CD dedicated to the music inspired by myths and legends in 2023.

Elena is proud to be a part of the Live Music Now initiative that brings live music to care settings and hospitals across the UK.


May 2
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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