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Introducing the 'sensational' pianist Nicola Meecham

Wed Jun 8th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


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Nicola Meecham

British pianist Nicola Meecham has been gaining international acclaim from critics and concert-goers alike since the release of her recent CD on the SOMM label. International Piano magazine described her playing as “sensational”.

Nicola gave her concerto debut at the age of thirteen and went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music winning numerous competitive prizes, including the Academy’s highest award, the Macfarren Gold Medal. She is a recipient of study awards from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Czech Government, and a winner of the Goddard Concert Trust.

Her debut for the Park Lane Group Series in London was received with unanimous acclaim and she has since performed in all the major halls, including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John’s Smith Square, as well as at prestigious international festivals including Exeter and King’s Lynn. Abroad, she has performed in Holland (The Icebreaker, Amsterdam), Italy, Belgium and the Czech Republic (the House of Artists, Prague).

Nicola’s recent disc of solo piano music by Enescu, Janácek and Kodály for SOMM received unanimous praise in the international press. She has also recorded music for solo piano by Austrian composer Kurt Schwertsik for Largo Records, and the maverick Louis “Moondog” Hardin for Kopf. Upcoming plans include a disc of solo piano music by Tchaikovsky.

Nicola has broadcast recitals for BBC Radio 3 and for Dutch Radio, and has appeared on BBC 2. She has premièred a number of works by international composers, including Górecki (Four Preludes, Op.1) and HK Gruber (Luftschlosser), for which she has received critical acclaim. Collaborations with other artists include performances of chamber music and stage projects, including with broadcaster Richard Baker and singer and presenter Aled Jones.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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