Sergei Podobedov

Sergei Podobedov

12th April 2019


Shottle Hall Orangery

An Evening of Classic and Cocktails

Russian born pianist Sergei Podobedov has been described as: 'a magnificent pianist who possesses outstanding virtuosic skills combined with true musicality and a refined sense of style.'

Since making his orchestral debut at the age of 12 performing Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto, Podobedov has toured throughout the world performing the major concert repertoire, new works and also fully improvised recitals.

In 1991 he was invited by the Queen Mother to perform at Windsor Castle. Sergei has performed at London's Wigmore Hall, Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, the Bolshoi Hall of The Moscow Conservatory and San Francisco's Herbst Theater, among others. In 1990 he
was the first ever recipient of a Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Scholarship at the Royal College of Music and was also the youngest ever winner of the Edward Boyle Award in London.

In recent years, Podobedov, in addition to giving dozens of recitals and constantly expanding his repertoire, has moved into a new and unique area. He performs fully improvised solo recitals, that usually consist of two large works; his current 'Dimensions' series has
included fourteen concerts in London so far this season. Constituting both a revival of the improvisation/premiere practice common in the 18th/19th centuries and a new direction in contemporary performance, Podobedov literally composes in real-time in front of you, the result being, according to one commentator: 'A strong, structurally coherent work of music, that surpasses much contemporary composition' (David Braid, Music & Vision Daily).

Arrive: 7.00pm
for a sparkling cocltail reception

Concert: 7.30pm

Adults - £19

Tickets also available at Oxfam Books and Time and Again (King St, Belper) and Derby Live