César Franck (1822-1890) – Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) – Prelude and Fugue in D minor
This concert is generously sponsored by NFU Mutual
Amiran Zenaishvili (piano)
Amiran studied piano since the age of five at the Gnessin Special Music College, Moscow under the guidance of Professors Ada Traub and Tatiana Vorobieva, and has performed publicly from an early age.
In 2003 Amiran performed at Cambridge University for the “Young Russian Talents” programme. In 2006, he received 1st Prize at the VIIth Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica juniors (Varallo, Italy). In 2007 he made his debut as a soloist with the orchestra of the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella and went on to receive 3rd Prize at the VIth International Competition “A Step toward Mastery” in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 2008 Amiran received the Grand Prix and special Diploma for the best performance of Classical composition at the VIIIth International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists in Vilnius, Lithuania.
From 2009 Amiran continued his studies at the Central Music School (College) of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory as a student of Professor Alexander Mndoyants. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship by The Yuri Rozum International Charitable Foundation, and in the same year he won 1st Prize at the International Carl Filtsch competition in Hermannstadt, Romania. In September 2012 he was awarded a special scholarship from the Government of the Russian Federation. In June 2013 he graduated from the Central Music School with Highest Honours and was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music with full scholarship, where he studies until now under guidance of Professor Christopher Elton. In October 2014 he went on to become a finalist of the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition and performed at Wigmore Hall. In August 2015 he was invited to perform an opening recital at The Romantic Age festival in Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, and in July 2016 he performed solo recitals and took part in different concerts on the Piano Festival in the Royal Academy of Music, and on the
16th Encuentro de Musica Festival in Santander, Spain.
Amiran also frequently appears as solo performer and in chamber music ensembles in public recitals and concerts in Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, USA, and the United Kingdom (including the Wigmore Hall, St James Piccadilly, Steinway Hall. He is also fond of conducting and reading.
Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for Friends of Farley Music) from Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333), or on the door, to include an interval drink