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The 'Sensational' Nicola Meecham - pianist

Fri Jun 10th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Margaret Pattens, Rood Lane, Eastcheap, London EC3M 1HS


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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 Margaret Pattens

St Margaret Pattens (photo: LondonAlex)

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The church of St Margaret Pattens was first established over 900 years ago. The present building was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1684 and 1687 to replace an earlier Tudor building that was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.

Wheelchair access is available via the pedestrianized street running along the north side of the church. The nearest tube stations are Monument, Bank and Tower Hill.


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