2021 Orchestral concerts and recitals.

For background information about the Isca Ensemble please see the next page.

Tickets are available in advance online at  
www.iscaensemble.org.uk or www.ticketsource.co.uk

Sidmouth concert tickets are also available from

Paragon Books, 38 High Street, Sidmouth (01395 514516).

Tickets may also be obtained in person or by phone at

Exeter Visitor and Information & tickets tel. 01392 665885, 1 Dix's' Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF

Saturday 6th. November 2021 at 7.30 p.m.

 

EXETER CATHEDRAL

Isca Ensemble South West with

LUKA OKROS - piano

 

Takashi Yoshimatsu :

And birds are still .... Op. 72

BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No 1

 

MAHLER

SYMPHONY No 1 'Titan'

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Luka Okros has established himself as one of the most promising pianists of his generation. Okros’s performances have been praised by critics as “intense, strong and natural, with an impressive creativity”. Lang Lang said about his performance of Liszt’s infamous Hungarian Rhapsody: “In such a technical work, he does not deprive musicality. This is a rarity!”.

By the age of 27, Luka had won many awards, including Piano Award by Tabor Foundation at the Verbier Festival, top prizes at the Hong Kong Inter­national Piano Competition, the Valencia Iturbi Prize International Competition and the Scottish Inter­national Piano Competition.

 

Luka has already performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls – Carnegie Hall, Het Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Rudolfinum, Palau de la Musica Valencia, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Liszt Academy, Maison de la Radio. Highlights of the season include performances in Finland, Hungary, Belgium, USA, Norway, UK, China, Georgia, Ukraine, Morocco and Austria.

His first commercial recording of Schumann was recently released on the DiscAuverS label and is available on Amazon, Spotify and Apple Music.

 

In addition to his career as a concert pianist, Luka works on creating an album of his own compositions. One of the pieces was filmed and premiered by Het Concertgebouw’s Sessions. Scores of his works are published by Master Music Publications.

After graduating from the London Royal College of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Art Council of England has granted him the Exceptional Talent Visa. Currently Luka is based in London. As a social media influencer, Luka’s Instagram has more than 50K followers.

 

Visit www.lukaokros.com

Sunday 7th. November 2021 at 3 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church

 

                 LUKA OKROS - piano

 

                 A special afternoon recital

                   by this brilliant Georgian artist.

 

Featured works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt.
 

Promoted by Roger Hendy

Details of the programme will follow.

 

100 complimentary tickets are available upon request.

 

Send your requests for tickets to roghendy@gmail.com

together with a contact telephone number.

 

This marks a welcome return to Sidmouth by this phenomenal international artist.

Visit www.lukaokros.com

Rachmaninov's Moments Musicaux

Watch concert pianist Luka Okros guide you through this mighty work. Lots of insightful thoughts on the pieces. The video is recorded at the Jaques Samuel Pianos showroom in the heart of London and Luka plays a Bechstein grand.

Saturday 18th. December 2021 at 7.30 p.m.

Sidmouth Parish Church

 

Lucas Kuprinski - soloist

 

Programme to include

Chopin : Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor

Mozart  : Symphony No. 40

Tchaikovsky : Nutcracker Suite Op 71a extracts

(note change of programme)

 

 

Roger Hendy - Musical Director

Antony Clements - leader

 

Visit www.lucaskrupinski.co.uk

London-based Polish pianist Lucas Krupinski is the winner of the 7th San Marino International Piano Competition and all of its contest prizes - the Audience Award, the Music Critics’ Award and the Orchestra Award.
 
Lucas was a finalist at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano in 2017, and has won international piano competitions in Hannover (2015), Aachen (2016) and Goerlitz (2020). As a semi-finalist, he ranked among the best twenty pianists at the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015).
 
His debut album Espressione was released in 2017 and includes compositions by Haydn, Chopin and Scriabin, inspired by his musical travels to Italy. The CD was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2018 alongside albums by Krystian Zimerman and Evgeny Kissin, and received excellent press reviews in Pizzicato magazine, MDR Kultur, Radio Luxembourg, Radio France and Gramophone.
 
In 2018, Lucas gave his debut recital at Carnegie Hall / Isaac Stern Auditorium and has since received invitations to play with the Chicago Philharmonic and the Buffalo Philharmonic. In the same year, he went on tour with the Santander Orchestra and the legendary Lawrence Foster. During the Winter Olympics in South Korea (2018), Lucas performed at a special recital in PyeongChang. He has recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Verdi in Milano and Merkin Hall in New York, and has performed recitals in Paris, Tokyo and Sydney, to name but a few locations.
 
In addition to being twice laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize for remarkable artistic accomplishments, Lucas has also received the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship and the Krystian Zimerman Foundation Scholarship. In 2016, he was honoured with a Commemorative Medal from the Frederic Chopin University of Music in recognition of his artistic achievements. In 2017/2018, he received a prestigious DAAD scholarship for his postgraduate studies in Germany. Since 2018, he has been a member of Talent Unlimited UK.
 
Lucas was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1992. He previously studied at the Zenon Brzewski School of Music with Professor Joanna Åawrynowicz, at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he graduated with a “Magna cum Laude” distinction under the supervision of Professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Dr Konrad Skolarski. He continued his studies with Professor Arie Vardi at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (2017-2018) and with Professor Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London (2018-2019).

Lucas Krupinski playing F. Chopin Piano Concerto in F minor (Larghetto)

POLISH CHOPIN PIANO COMPETITION Warsaw, 24th November -- 2nd December 2012

with the Polish Radio Orchestra conducted by Jakub Chrenowicz