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Anna Tsybuleva piano
Chopin Scherzo no. 1
Chopin Nocturne in B minor, op. 9, no. 1
Chopin Nocturne in D-flat, op. 27, no. 2
Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, op. 66
Chopin Waltz in E minor, B. 56
Chopin Polonaise, op. 53
Debussy Preludes (selection)
Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015, Anna Tsybuleva has appeared as a soloist with some of the world’s most renowned orchestras and conductors. Her performances on the great international stages, as well as her debut concerto recording with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, have garnered enormous critical acclaim. Characterised by a unique and captivating intimacy, Tsybuleva’s ‘superb pianism and intelligent musicianship’ (Gramophone) draw the listener into a private sphere of music-making inspired by the beauty of the small rural village in which she was brought up. Her programme features some of Chopin’s most famous works, including the virtuosic and sublime Fantaisie-Impromptu and the exquisite Nocturne in B minor, alongside a selection of Debussy’s much-loved and evocative Preludes.
‘A pianist of rare gifts: not since Murray Perahia’s triumph in 1972 has Leeds had a winner of this musical poise and calibre’ (International Piano Magazine)