This is the debut album featuring pianist Yasmin Rowe, a rising and talented exponent of all genres of piano music. Since her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, UK, Yasmin has won numerous prestigious awards and prizes, having given recitals both in the UK and overseas. Venues have included the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, as well as recital and concerto appearances in Peru, Australia and Canada. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 3.
This album shows Yasmin Rowe's technical and musical mastery to its full extent, in music from J. S. Bach to Nikolai Kapustin.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth.
Étude in C sharp minor, Op.25 No.7
Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1
Étude in F major, Op.10 No.8
Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Leoš Janáček: Sonata 'I. X. 1905, From the street&'
I. Předtucha (Foreboding) - Con moto
II. Smrt (Death) - Adagio
Nikolai Kapustin: Concert Étude in B flat major, Op.40 No.6 'Pastorale'
Recorded in Holy Trinity Church, Hereford, UK on 18th & 21st December 2015
Front Cover Photograph: Kaupo Kikkas
Steinway Concert Grand Piano
Piano Tuning & Maintenance: Philip Kennedy
Design: Willowhayne Records
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Recording Production: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Total Time: 64:29
Release Date: December 2016
British pianist Yasmin Rowe performs as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist throughout the UK and overseas. She studied at Chetham's School of Music with Bernard Roberts and Murray McLachlan and at the Royal Northern College of Music with both Murray McLachlan and Stephen Savage, where she gained a BMus. with first class honours, MMus. with Distinction and the prestigious International Artist Diploma.
Yasmin has won numerous competitions and awards throughout her career, including the EPTA UK Piano Competition, the Moray International Piano Competition, the Maisie Lewis award by the Worshipful Company of Musicians (of which she is now a Yeoman), the Myra Hess award (administered by Help Musicians UK) and the 2015 Antena 2 prize in Portugal.
She made her BBC Radio 3 début in a live broadcast from the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, performing Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge with tenor Nick Pritchard and the Zelkova Quartet in January 2014.
Solo appearances have included concerts in the Wigmore Hall and St John‘s, Smith Square, as well as a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.9, K. 271 with Manchester Camerata.
Equally adept as a chamber musician, Yasmin frequently plays as Y-Squared with ‘cellist Yelian He. Noted for their dynamic yet sensitve partnership and creative programming, they have won awards from the Kirckman Concerts Society and the Tunnell Trust. In 2014 they were made London City Music Foundation Artists. In November 2016 they will
return to Australia for a series of trio recitals with violinist Wilma Smith.
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