W.A. Mozart: Exultate Jubilate Kv. 165
III. Tu virginum
R. Schumann: Piano Sonata No.2 in g minor Op.22
I. So rasch wie möglich
II. Andantino. Getragen
III. Scherzo. Sehr rash und markiert
IV. Rondò. Presto
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G.F. Händel: From “Rinaldo”: Lascia ch’io pianga
F. Chopin: Piano Sonata No.2 in b-flat minor Op.35 “Funeral March”
I. Grave – Doppio Movimento
III. Marche funèbre. Lento
IV. Finale. Presto
Pianist Paolo Rinaldi was born into a family of musicians – his parents being talented pianists and teachers. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Music from the Mantova Conservatoire in Italy. In 2013, he moved to London and with the aid of a part-scholarship he pursued a Master of Arts course at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Sulamita Aronovsky. In September 2016 he began a Post Graduate Advanced (Artist) Programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, studying with Deniz Gelenbe, again supported by a part-scholarship. He recently reached the final round of the coveted John Longmire Piano Competition at Trinity Laban.
Over the past few years Paolo has been selected to take part in masterclasses with Nicolas Pokki and Pascal Rogé, maestro Bruno Canino, Boris Petrushansky and Andrej Jasinski. He has given a number of solo recitals in Italy, France and Switzerland. In London he made his debut at the Regent Hall for the Beethoven Society of Europe in 2015 and since then has performed extensively in venues across the UK.
Paolo is the vice-president of the “Artis Magistri” cultural association whose aim is “preserve, protect, and disseminate the precious patrimony of moral and civil principles, examples, and teachings bequeathed by the unforgettable Maestro Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli”.
Soprano Farah Ghadiali graduated with a high distinction in the Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Mumbai and went on to work in marketing. During this time she was a chorister with the Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble and performed with them in India, China, Germany and Italy. In September 2014 she changed the direction of her life and came to London to study classical music. She now studies with Patricia Rozario at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, where she is a Trinity College London Scholar. She completed her Masters in Music in 2016 and is currently pursuing the Post Graduate Advanced (Artist) Programme with the aid of a part-scholarship from Trinity Laban and support from the ZTFE and a number of philanthropic trusts.
Farah has been selected for the student scheme of the Philharmonia Chorus and has performed with them in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. Her recent operatic performances include Second Lady (Magic Flute), Angelica (Orlando), Fortuna (L’Incoronatione di Poppea), and Ygraine (Ariane et Barbe-bleue). She will be performing the role of Cis (Albert Herring) in April 2017 at the Great Blackheath Halls. Farah also performs regularly in solo and shared recitals at venues in London, Oxford, Kent, Eastbourne and Surrey .