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Free Lunchtime Concert Series - Marisa Gupta




Concert starts at 1.10pm and will last approximately 40 minutes

Series: Free Lunchtime Concert Series

Music at City University London is delighted to announce a series of free lunchtime concerts, this year featuring outstanding young pianists on the Doctor of Musical Arts programme run jointly by City University and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and our new DMA programme director, renowned pianist Ian Pace. This series also celebrates our purpose-built new performance space, with a Steinway piano purchased with support from the Alumni Annual Fund supported by hundreds of City alumni over recent years.

Admission is free

Marisa Gupta

Chopin  Preludes Op. 28, selectionSchumannCarnaval

Born of Thai and Indian parentage, pianist Marisa Gupta spent her formative years in Houston, Texas where she began her studies with John and Nancy Weems, and Horacio Gutierrez. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a top prize at the 2007 International Concours Maria Canals in Barcelona, a prize at the 2007 Gian Battista Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, a Fulbright Grant for study in the UK, a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Award (US), first prizes at The Corpus Christi International Competition for piano and strings and the Kingsville International Music Competition in the US, as well as first prize at the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist's Competition in the UK. She was also named the recipient of a 2007 award from the Georg Solti Foundation.

Equally at home with the solo and chamber repertoire, her concert appearances as a soloist and chamber musician include recent and upcoming performances in some of the world's premier venues: London’s Wigmore Hall, The Purcell Room, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica Catalana, The Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, the Ateneul Român in Bucharest, The Hague's Diligentia, The Bulgarian Philharmonic Hall, the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, St. John's Smith Square in London, as well as at other venues throughout the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany, Lithuania, Italy, the UK, Spain and the USA. Additionally, she has been heard on radio broadcasts in the US, the Netherlands, Spain’s Radio Catalunya, and on BBC Radio 3. As a concerto soloist, she has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Corpus Christi Symphony, Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès of Barcelona, the Orchestre de Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Montgomery Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and The Haverhill Sinfonia. Festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, Festival Consonances in St. Nazaire, France, the Barga Festival in Tuscany, Spain’s Castell de Santa Florentina Festival, the IMS at Prussia Cove, the Aspen Summer Music Festival, and the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival. She has also collaborated regularly with several prominent artists including Lynne Dawson, Mats Lidstrom, Philippe Graffin, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Thomas Meglioranza, Katrina Marzella and members of the Berlin Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. 

In masterclasses and privately, Marisa has worked closely with important artists including Christoph Eschenbach, Leon Fleischer, Menahem Pressler, Stephen Kovacevich, Joan Havill, Anne Queffelec and Claude Frank. Marisa attended London's Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Christopher Elton and Maria Curcio. She received the prestigious Diplôme de Soliste from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Switzerland, where she studied with Pascal Devoyon. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at City University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the class of Joan Havill. She was recently appointed Pianist in Residence at the University of Huddersfield.

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12.00am - 12.00amFriday 5th March 2010