RCM: Sofía Medina
Wed 10 Apr 2024, 1.05pm
The Venue, Leeds ConservatoireVenue Name
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|Wed 10 Apr 2024, 1:05pm - 1:55pm|
Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music 23/24:
Royal College of Music
Sofía Medina – piano
Antonio Soler Keyboard Sonata, R 90
Antonio Soler Keyboard Sonata, R 87
Antonio Soler Keyboard Sonata, R 88
Vítězslava Kaprálová Four April Preludes
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition
Approximately 50 minutes without interval
Spanish pianist Sofía Medina was born in Madrid 1998. She has developed an eclectic activity both as a Concert Soloist and Chamber Musician, as well as in the field of historical performance. She is the 2023-2024 Mill Williams Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music. She will also be a Help Musicians Scholar for the same academic year. Showing great capabilities from a very young age, Sofía began her musical studies at the age of 5. In 2007 joined the “Centro Integrado de Música Padre Antonio Soler ” in Madrid with Anatoli Pozvoun and Lydia Rendón as her piano teachers.
After graduating with distinction in her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, she is currently completing her final year of Masters in Performance in the same institution, where she studies piano with Dina Parakhina and harpsichord with Robert Woolley. Her studies are generously supported by the “Michael Redman” scholarship. During her career she has obtained numerous academic recognition, (multiple Honors and distinctions), as well as various awards and prizes in different competitions, like the “Juventudes Musicales de Madrid”, a prestigious award handed by Her Majesty the Queen Sofía of Spain at the National Auditorium of Spain in 2019.
Recently she has received first prize at Don Benito National Piano Competition (April 2023), and first prize at the Kendal Taylor Beethoven Competition at RCM (May 2023). As a soloist, Sofía has performed in many venues and concert halls of different cities. Sofía is a very active chamber music musician, she collaborates and performs in many different groups formations. This has led her into taking part in many festivals and projects such as RCM Chamber Music Festival, Lucca Belcanto Festival, Watford Piano trio festival among others. Chamber music Masterclasses include – Mark Messenger, Danny Driver, Marc Danel Mari Tampere, Lars Anders Tomter, Nathan Braude,Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius, Yuri Zhislin, Giuseppe Mancini, Antonello Farulli.
Sofía’s musical interest in historical performance has led her to study harpsichord with Professor Robert Woolley, as well as to participate in fortepiano seminars with Geoffrey Govier. In this field she has performed multiple times in masterclasses and festivals and most recently has been invited to play at the “Broadwood” exhibition, where she had the opportunity to play and perform on new models of different clavichords, in order to introduce to the public these brand new instruments manufactured by the prestigious firm. She has also participated in different projects of chamber ensembles, playing basso continuo in Mozart Symphonies and Bach cantatas. Harpschiord Masterclasses include with Jean Rondeau, Claudio Astronio, Carole Cerasi and Kathryn Cok.
|Wed 10 Apr 2024||1:05pm - 1:55pm||
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Tickets & Times
|Wed 10 Apr 2024, 1:05pm - 1:55pm|
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