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Dinara Klinton

 

7.30pm Saturday, 23 September 2017

 

 

  Beethoven Sonata in A, Op.101

  Tchaikovsky Two Pieces, Op.10

  Prokofiev Sarcasms, Op.17

  Liszt selection from Études d'exécution transcendante

 

 

 

 

 

Pianist Dinara Klinton was born in Ukraine and has completed the Artist Diploma in Performance course at the Royal College of Music where she was under the tutelage of Dina Parakhina. Prior to this, she was awarded a Master of Performance degree with distinction at the RCM. Upon graduating from the Moscow Central Music School, where she studied with Valery Pyasetsky, she went on her Graduate Diploma with Honors at the Moscow State Conservatory, where she worked with Eliso Virsaladze. Dinara is the first inaugural recipient of the Benjamin Britten Fellowship, supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation, and is a City Music Foundation artist.

 

Klinton has won many awards in prestigious international competitions, among them are Third prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, USA (2016), Third prize BNDES International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014),  Second Prize and Special prizes for the best performance of the Semi-final recital, Chopin’s composition and Paderewski works at the 9th International Paderewski Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2013), Second Prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy (2007). She has also received the Diploma for the best pianist who did not qualify into the Final of the Chopin competition in Warsaw (2015) and is the top prize-winner of the Sheepdrove and the Norah Sande Award Competitions in the UK (2013, 2014) and a Second prize winner at the Sussex Piano Competition (2015). Dinara has appeared at many international music festivals including the “Progetto Martha Argerich” Festival in Lugano, Rheingau Music Festival, Ravello Music Festival, International Festival of Piano “La Roque d’Antheron”, “Chopin and His Europe” in Warsaw, Cheltenham Music Festival, Aldeburgh Proms.

 

Dinara has performed at such venues as Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall in London, Tchaikoivsky Concert hall in Moscow, Great hall of Moscow State Conservatory, Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Warsaw Philharmonic, Tokyo Sumida Triphony Hall. She has worked with orchestras such as The Philharmonia Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Musica Viva and The Moscow Virtuosi. Her performances have been broadcast by EBU, BBC2, BBC Radio3, All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company.

 

Dinara’s debut recording Music of Chopin and Liszt was made in the age of 16 with an American label DELOS. Her second album Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139 was released in 2016 with GENUIN Classics, and the next CD is to be released in spring 2017 as a part of the The Fryderyc Chopin recording series: Chopin. Complete Works on contemporary instruments.