Representing the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (BPSE)


Beethoven – Concerto for Piano No 5 in E flat ‘Emperor’

Greenwich Sinfonia
Manuel Arellano Bover Conductor
Imma Setiadi Piano


Since her coming to the UK, Indonesian born pianist Imma Setiadi has performed in prestigious venues in the UK both as a soloist and chamber musician such as at the Bridgewater Hall, the Purcell Room, and St. John’s Smith Square. She recently completed her Doctorate at the RCM supervised by Nigel Clayton and Amanda Glauert, where she explored her interest in cross-arts practice and concert experience as a pianist. In 2015/2016 she was selected as Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM and young artist for the Park Lane Group. A recent winner of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Concerto Competition, she is currently a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at Trinity Laban and one of the young artists for the Manchester Mid-Day Concerts Society.

An engaging, versatile musician, Manuel Arellano combines his conducting activities with his passion for the violin, teaching and chamber music.

Manuel studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Badajoz (Spain) where he graduated with first class honours in violin performance under the tutelage of Olga Vilkomirskaia, a pupil a David Oistrakh. He continued his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London), holding the Gladys Bratton Scholarship, where he finished his Master’s degree with distinction.

Manuel is a member of the Bedriska Trio, an award-winning Piano Trio based in London as well as the founder and conductor of the Siegfried Camerata, an emerging orchestra composed of former and current graduate students based in London. Manuel currently works as a violin tutor at Blackheath Conservatoire of Music.

The Greenwich Sinfonia features some of the most talented young musicians in London. It has been created recently and this is their Central London debut.