SARA DANESHPOUR & Principals from CHINEKE! Orchestra
Bronze medalist at the 15th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, 2017 – Sara Daneshpour, makes her Southbank debut performing Boulez, Bach and Ravel. Sara will be joined in the second half of the evening by the Principals of Chineke! Orchestra in a performance of Schubert’s Trout Quintet.
Sara Daneshpour is the 3rd prizewinner of the 2017 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, along with the 2014 prizewinner at the Seoul International Music Competition and 2013 Laureate of the ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. She has studied under the direction of Leon Fleisher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School, and Dr. Oleg Volkov. Since 2015 she has been studying under Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
“… a flawless sense of the music’s ebb, flow and surge.” The Dallas Morning News
“…Sara Daneshpour, la magnifique.” Le Devoir (Montreal)
Chineke! Orchestra was founded in 2015 by the double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku to provide career opportunities for young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and Europe. In 2017 Chineke! Orchestra made their BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall to critical acclaim. They have performed in many leading festivals throughout England, in Europe and the USA.
‘Chineke! is not only an exciting idea but a profoundly necessary one. The kind of idea which is so obvious that you wonder why it is not already in place. The kind of idea which could deepen and enrich classical music in the UK for generations. What a thrilling prospect!’ (Sir Simon Rattle)
Tickets are available HERE