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Free Lunchtime Concert: Nadia Koudasheva (Piano)

Friday 25 January 2019

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Part of the Pianist of the World Series

Programme

Vivaldi arr. Bach arr. Feinberg – ‘Allegro’ from Concerto in A minor
Bach arr. Feinberg – ‘Largo’ from Sonata for Organ in C
Bach arr. Ioheles – ‘Esurientes implevit bonis’ from Magnificat
Bach arr. Siloti – ‘Sinfonia’ from Geist und Seele wird verwirret
Bach arr. Siloti – ‘Andante’ from Brandeburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
Bach arr. Nikolaeva – ‘Prelude’ from Prelude and Fugue in G minor
Bach arr. Cherlitsky – Fugue in G minor ‘Little Fugue’
Bach arr. Siloti – ‘Prelude’ from Prelude and Fugue in G minor

Nadia Koudasheva Piano

Performer

Russian-Australian pianist Nadia Koudasheva is an active solo and ensemble performer. Nadia has performed in Australia, Russia, Cana, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and China in venues suchas the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Moscow Conservatory, City Recital Hall (Sydney), Moscow Prokofiev Museum, Government House (Sydney), Freiburg Kaisersaal (Germnay).

Nadia graduated with First Class Honours from the Sydney Conservatorium in 2014, studying with Philip Shovk. She then furthered her studies at the Moscow State Conservatory, completing a ‘stazhyrovka’ extension course. Nadia is currently undertaking a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Sydney Conservatorium with Philip Shovk and David Larkin. Her thesis focuses on analysing polyphonic texture through studying Russian/Soviet transcriptions of works of J.S. Bach.

Nadia was a prizewinner at the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition, an national finalist at the Australian National Piano Award, a recipient of the George Henderson Scholarship, Irene Hope Gibson Memorial Award, John and Dorothy Vimpani Pianoforte Scholarship amongst others.

Nadia is a laureate of the XVI Moscow International Festival of Young Soloists, where she performed Rachmaninov’s Concerto for Piano No 2. She has also played at the Alion Baltic International Festival, The International Piano Academy Freiburg (Germany), the ANAM Piano! Festival (Australia), and the International Piano Festival in Italy.

She has presented at international research conferences at the Gnessin Acadamy of Music in Moscow (on Bach transcriptions), in St Petersburg, Russia (on resources for visually-impaired musicians), at the Orpheus Doctoral Conference in Ghent, Belgium, as well as Sydney Conservatorium symposiums.
Nadia has recorded on various occasions for Sydney’s Fine Music Radio.

She has played in masterclasses for pianists such as Boris Berman, Angela Hewitt, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Oxana Yablonskaya, Nina Tichman and Daniel Pollack. Nadia is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium High School.

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