Nelly Akopian-Tamarina plays the German Romantics

Tue, 4 June 2019

Nelly Akopian-Tamarina plays the German Romantics 


Tuesday 4th June 7.30pm in aid of St Albans Cathedral Music Trust

Garden open from 6pm


Preceding her performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 26th June, Nelly Akopian-Tamarina plays the German Romantics in a concert in aid of the St Albans Cathedral Music Trust, hosted by Sir Simon and Lady Bowes Lyon (Caroline) at St Paul’s Walden Bury.

From the grand tradition of the Russian piano school, the connoisseur’s pianist plays works including Schumann’s turbulent Kreisleriana and Brahms’ Op.76.

Born in Moscow, Nelly Akopian-Tamarina was one of the last students of the legendary Alexander Goldenweiser. She carries on an illustrious line of Russian Romanticism going back to Anton Rubinstein and Liszt.

Former soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonie, Nelly Akopian-Tamarina has won multiple awards, including the Robert Schumann Prize. Following her recent critically acclaimed Brahms album for Pentatone, this June she makes a triumphant return to Queen Elizabeth Hall, where she made her London debut in 1983.



Schumann: Arabesque in C, Op.18; Kreisleriana, Op.16


Brahms: 8 Pieces for piano, Op.76


Reviews of Nelly Akopian-Tamarina

“Brahms – enchanting, intimate and irresistible”  

The Guardian, 14th Dec 2017


“Nelly Akopian-Tamarina’s Brahms recital is so personal, distinctive and musicianly, that it makes one think again, erasing all pre-conceptions. This is Brahms as you never previously knew him. … a pianist of rare poetic empathy … inspirational and enlightening.” 

Bryce Morrison, International Piano, February 2018


“The piano sound made by …  Nelly Akopian-Tamarina was not only distinctive, but almost tangible, like a new thing in the room. Or, rather, an old thing – a sound one associates with … a playing tradition going back to the giants of the past, to Rachmaninov, Moiseiwitsch, Scriabin and what we imagine of Liszt … a fragile, poetic creation ….”

Paul Driver, The Sunday Times



Tickets are £25 and include canapés and a drink and an opportunity to enjoy the gardens from 6.00pm

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