Lunchtime Piano Concert: Zoltan Galyas
The autumn Tuesdays Till Two season begins with a concert by Slovak pianist Zoltan Galyas.
As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.
The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.
Chopin – Ballade no.1 op.23
Chopin – Scherzo no.4 op.54
Chopin – Polonaise no.2 op.26
Rachmaninnof – Etude no.5 op.39
Rachmaninnof – Etude no.8 op.39
Liszt – Sonetto 104 del Petrarca no.5
Scriabin – Etude no.1 op.2
Schumman – Arabesque op.18
Slovak pianist Zoltan Galyas was born into a Hungarian musical family in 1992. He began to play piano at age of 10 under Valeria Hricovova at the Elemenyary art school of music (SVK). Two years later he gave his first piano recital and soon after he was a 1st prize winner at national competition of Dezider Kardos. At age of 13 Zoltan was offered a place at State Conservatory of music and Dance in Košice where he studied with professor Dravecka. In 2005 he and his family moves to England and four years later Zoltan was offered a place at the Voyager Academyin Peterborough, specialising in teaching, accompanying and coaching. Here he had a significant role in school productions of musicals such as Les Miserables and Miss Saigon.
Zoltan is currently studying with Russian professor Alexander Ardakov at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where his mentors and teachers includes Gabrielle Baldocci, Penelope Roskell and Geza Hosszu Legocky.