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    Artistic Director and Piano

    Yekaterina Lebedeva

    Yekaterina Lebedeva made her performance debut in an extensive national concert series in her native Russia. In 1988 she entered the Kiev State Conservatoire in the Ukraine. There she became in constant demand as a recitalist, performing solo and chamber concerts and appearing at major festivals in both the Ukraine and Russia. She graduated from the conservatoire with distinction in 1993.

    Yekaterina moved to London to establish a European base from which to develop her solo career further. In March 1998 she made a debut in the Purcell Room, invited to play as part of the SBC Young Musician's Platform "FRESH". Since then she has appeared regularly at the South Bank Centre and abroad.

    Yekaterina has performed Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds with the Orchestra of Colours in the Athens Megaron, and has premiered Schnittke Concerto for Piano and Strings at the Cairo Opera House She has also performed in concerts in Sicily, Cairo, Russia and appeared at Warwick Festival. Recently she has performed in Amman, Jordan under the Patronage of HRH Prince Ali Ben Al Hussein. Future performance plans include concerts at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Bolivar Hall, London and Purcell Room, South Bank Centre.

    “Poetry and insight … her winning ability to capture and project mood … an artist of exceptional attainments"
    Musical Opinion
    “Imaginative and of inner intensity … Beautifully and excitingly played, a gripping performer”
    Musical Opinion
    “Percussive rhythmical robustness and technical championship…”
    Eleftherotypia, Greece

     

     

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