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Free Lunchtime Concert: Elena Toponogova (Piano)

Monday 30 September 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Programme

Rachmaninov – Etude-tableaux No 2 in A minor
Rachmaninov – Etude-tableaux No 5 in E flat minor
Medtner – Sonata Reminiscenza in A minor
Prokofiev – Sonata for Piano No 2 in D minor

Elena Toponogova Piano

Performer

Elena Toponogova is a concert pianist from Siberia based in London. Her main interest is Russian repertoire and especially music by Nikolai Medtner. Elena recently received her Master of Performance degree from the Royal College of Music, studying under Norma Fisher. Her studies were kindly supported by the Norah Seary Trust, Altrusa Careers Trust, the Future of Russia Foundation and Tsukanov Family Foundation.

She previously graduated with distinction from the Academic Music College at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she was a recipient of Elina Bystritzkaya scholarship.

Elena has taken part in many international festivals including Bloomsbury Festival in London. She has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK, Germany, Russia and appeared in many prestigious concert halls such as Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Amaryllis Fleming Hall, London.

In 2016 together with Norwegian violinist Elisabeth Turmo Elena formed a duo and since that the duo is a regular guest in Norway and has successfully performed in many venues across the UK. The duo’s debut CD will be released in 2020.

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