J.S. Bach: Aria variata alla maniera italiana BWV 989
Mozart/Liszt: Reminiscences de Don Juan, S.418
Russian pianist Gala Chistiakova is a prize-winner of more than 30 international competitions. She has a huge repertoire from baroque to modern of concerts with orchestra, chamber ensemble and solo.
As part of her role as an Ambassador for the BeMuse Performing Arts Foundation, Gala presents a day of masterclasses and an evening recital, followed by an interview about her life and career as a concert pianist.
The celebrated Réminiscences de Don Juan, drawn from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, is extremely technically demanding and considered to be among the most taxing of Liszt’s works and in the entire repertoire. For this reason, and perhaps also because of its dramatic intensity, it does not appear in concert programmes as often as Liszt’s lighter pieces. This is a rare opportunity to hear this remarkable work. The brilliant and inventive Aria variata alla maniera italiana consists of a theme and ten virtuoso variations. This is Bach on the piano of the highest quality imaginable.
This event takes place in the Ogston Music School at St Edward’s Oxford.