#MedtnerFest 2016

With the support of the British Library, British Library Sound Archive, Royal College of Music, Royal Musical Association, Pushkin House, Russian Embassy, Dutch Embassy, GB-Russia Society and Musica Nova Academy

An international festival dedicated to Nikolay Medtner (1880-1951) will take place in London, 28-30 January 2016

Honorary Patron  Nikolay Lugansky

Artistic Director  Dr Alexander Karpeyev

Academic Advisor  Dr Anastasia Belina-Johnson


PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

THURSDAY

28 January, 15:00-17:00 — Medtner Masterclass with Dmitry Alexeev at the Royal College of Music 

19:00-20:30 — Concert at the Pushkin House with Cahill Smith, Alexander Karpeyev and Elena Mindlina

FRIDAY

29 January, 10:00-16:30 — RMA International Study Day ‘Revealing Medtner: Emerging Research and Repertoire’ at the British Library

18:00-19:00 — Film screening ‘Mystery of Medtner’ by Aida Soboleva at the Musica Nova Academy

SATURDAY

30 January, 12:00 — Trip to Medtner’s grave at the Hendon Cemetery, London. Meeting by Finchley Central Underground

18:00-19:00 — Pre-concert discussion at the Royal College of Music (Corelli Room) with Hamish Milne and Christoph Flamm. Chair: Dr Anastasia Belina-Johnson

19:30-21:30 — Closing concert at the Amaryllis Fleming Hall with RCM students Tamara Bakoch, Lucy Colquhoun, Alexey Demchenko, Djumash Durusaliev, Eunsley Park, Victoria Skornyakova, Varvara Tarasova and Veniamin Zhukov, and Caspar Vos

Come and discover Medtner, the composer whom Rachmaninov considered  ‘the greatest of our time’!

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