Wednesday 19th June 2019, 8pm
Letters from Chopin
A Piano Recital by Ugnius Pauliukonis
The programme will include a selection from
Chopin’s 2nd piano Sonata in B♭ minor op.35 (the Funeral March) as well as some of his Mazurkas op.24 and a selection of Etudes from op.10 and op.25.
Also J. Haydn Sonata in E-flat Major, C. Debussy Images Book I
One of the leading pianists of Lithuania’s new generation, Ugnius Pauliukonis has been performing professionally since the age of six. After studying with Eilina Stropaite, Donaldas Racys and Valentina Berman, Ugnius left Lithuania and moved to the United Kingdom to study at the Royal Northern College of Music where he graduated with Distinction.
Ugnius has won numerous awards, including RNCM Gold Medal (first ever solo recipient), the Schubert and Mark Ray Prizes, the Recital Prize and a prize at the International Amy Brant Piano Competition in Birmingham. Most recently, Ugnius was awarded with the Silver Medal Award for excellence in performances by the Worshipful Musicians Company UK, as well as PDG Young Artist award from Music Making UK for 2018-2020.
As a soloist Ugnius played with the BBC Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. He has given solo and chamber music recitals in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and all the Baltic states performing in venues such as the Wigmore Hall (London), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Lithuanian National Philharmonic(Vilnius), Vilnius Town Hall, Kaunas Philharmonic Hall (Lithuania), Lake District Music Festival, Ribchester Festival, Pazaislis Music Festival, Christopher Music festival, Music Festival Perugia, Rokiskis Music Festival. In the past Ugnius has worked with famous musicians such as Lang Lang, Jean Efflam-Bavouzet, Matti Raekalio, Stephen Hough, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Eduardo Delgado, Nelson Goerner.
Ugnius is a member of ‘Confero’ Piano Quartet which was formed in the summer of 2016. The quartet has toured Lithuania playing masterpieces by Faure, Schumann, Brahms, Turina, Brahms, Dvorak.
United Church of Egham, Egham High Street
£11 standard price, £6 student and under 21
Accompanied children under 16 free
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