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Nicola Meecham - piano recital

Fri Jul 12th 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DQ


Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op.82                             Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

         i Entritt (Entrance)
        ii Jäger auf der Lauer (Hunter in Ambush)
        iii Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers)
        iv Verrufene Stelle (Haunted Spot)
        v Freundliche Landschaft (Friendly Landscape)
        vi Herberge (At the Inn)
        vii Vogel als Prophet (The Prophet Bird)
        viii Jagdlied (Hunting Song)
        ix Abschied (Farewell)

Skazki, Op.8 No.1: Allegro con espressione               Nicolai Medtner (1879-1951)

Skazki, Op.26 No.1: Allegro frescamente                   

Sonata-Reminiscenza in A minor, Op.38 No.1: Allegretto tranquillo (Andantino con moto) 

Sonata No 3 in A minor, Op.28                                       Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
a) Allegro tempestoso - b) Moderato - c) Allegro tempestoso - d) Moderato -

e) Più lento - f) Più animato - g) Allegro 1 - h) Poco più mosso      

Artist info:-

Nicola Meecham

With her playing described as “sensational” [Gramophone], British pianist Nicola Meecham has been gaining international acclaim for her performances and recordings since her London debut for the Park Lane Group Music Series.

Her recording for SOMM of works by Janá?ek, Kodály and Enescu earned her top recommendation in the American Record Guide and exceptional reviews in Gramophone, International Record Review and International Piano Magazine.

In January this year Nicola recorded a disc of solo works by Tchaikovsky, including his rarely performed sonatas, which is scheduled for release in 2013, a project indicative of her exceptionally wide-ranging recital repertoire.

Nicola has performed in all the major halls, including Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, and at prestigious international festivals including Exeter and King’s Lynn. Abroad, she has performed in Holland, Italy, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

She has given premières of works by a number of composers for which she has received critical acclaim, notably by Henyrk Gorecki, HK Gruber and David Horne. This year she will be premièring a new work by the British composer Tom Armstrong.

In addition to recordings of music by Kurt Schwertsik and the American composer Louis “Moondog” Hardin, Nicola has also given broadcast recitals for BBC Radio 3 and Dutch Radio, and has featured on BBC 2.

Born in Bath, Nicola started playing the piano at the age of four and gave her concerto debut at the age of thirteen. She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music where she won numerous competitive prizes, including the Macfarren Gold Medal, the Academy’s highest distinction. Her teachers have included Hilary Coates, Hamish Milne and Andrzej Esterhazy.

Nicola currently teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church

St. Sepulchre, The Musicans Church

Photographs of St Sepulchre at the Flickr website


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, also known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holborn), is an Anglican church in the City of London. It is located on Holborn Viaduct, almost opposite the Old Bailey. In medieval times it stood just outside ("without") the now-demolished old city wall, near the Newgate. It has been a living of St John's College, Oxford, since 1622.

Visit the St. Sepulchre website.


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