Admission Price: Free to attend; please book a place.
The innovative pianist performs meticulously crafted works by living composers side by side with the great keyboard masters of the Baroque and 20th Century. Mysterious, dark or playful in turn, each piece offers a glimpse of a different world.
- Leo Chadburn The Reflecting Pool
- Debussy La Cathédrale engloutie
- Ed Bennett Gothic
- Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K10
- Patricia Alessandrini Étude d’après Scarlatti
- Bach Selections from Little Preludes
- Heather Hindman Two and a Half Miniatures
- Arlene Sierra Birds and Insects
- Annea Lockwood RCSC
- Richard Emsley Flow Form
Described as “outstanding” (Tempo), “stunning” (Wales Arts Review), “ravishing” (Pizzicato) and “remarkably sensuous” (New Zealand Herald), pianist Xenia Pestova’s performances and recordings have earned her a reputation as a leading interpreter of uncompromising repertoire of her generation. Pestova’s commitment and dedication to promoting music by living composers led her to commission dozens of new works and collaborate with major innovators in contemporary music. Her widely acclaimed recordings of core piano duo works of the Twentieth Century by John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen are available on four CDs for Naxos Records. Her evocative solo debut of premiere recordings for the Innova label titled “Shadow Piano” was described as a “terrific album of dark, probing music” by the Chicago Reader. Currently, she is the Director of Performance at the University of Nottingham, and continues to mentor emerging musicians in workshops at conservatories and universities around the UK, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, USA and Brazil.