Maya Irgalina (piano)  

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Friday 16 August 1.10pm

London-based pianist Maya Irgalina performs internationally with the UK highlights including Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Machynlleth Festival, Oscar Wilde Weekend, and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. 

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  • As a soloist she has played with orchestras including City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Belarusian Opera House Orchestra, RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Batumi Symphony Orchestra and others. 

    Maya has won numerous prizes in piano competitions, including Dudley, Sydney, Maria Yudina and Scriabin. She is the winner of the RNCM’s highest accolade for solo performance, the Gold Medal, and had her Wigmore Hall debut in February as a winner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians auditions. Her playing was broadcasted by ABC (Australia), BBC Radio 3 and Belarusian Radio. 

    Maya is a frequent guest in PIANO WEEK Festival and Masterclasses as a performer and educator.  In 2023 Maya became the ambassador of the PH Pianos, recording the videos on the Danish design pianos. 

    Claude Debussy – Images, 

     Book 2: 

    • Cloches à travers les feuilles (Bells Through the Leaves)
    • Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut  (And the Moon Sets over the Temple That Was)
    • Poissons d’or (Goldfish)

    Sergei Rachmaninoff – Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 in B-flat Minor 

    1. Allegro agitato
    2. Non allegro – Lento
    3. Allegro molto

    Valentin Silvestrov – Three Pieces from Kitsch Music 

    • Allegro vivace (light and transparent, free, reverent, but calm)
    • Alegretto (freely, very quietly and transparently, aloof (extremely quietly!)
    • Moderato (free, light and transparent, listening attentively)