John Skiba: Atmosphere No.1
John Skiba: Peace
John Skiba: Song for Iker
John Skiba: Nocturne in G
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004 transc. Busoni for piano
Alexander Scriabin: Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor, Op.23
Interval
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in E, Op.10 No.3
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in E flat minor, Op.10 No.6
Fryderyk Chopin: Etude in C sharp minor, Op.25 No.7
Fryderyk Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Edvard Grieg: Nocturne, Op.54 No.4
Edvard Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op.65 No.6
Franz Liszt: Consolation No.3 in D flat
Franz Liszt: Valse from Gounod's Faust transc. for piano, S.407

International recitalist Alexander Ardakov performs Chopin, Grieg, Liszt and John Skiba.

He has taught at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance since 1991, and his notable recordings for radio include performances for BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM

At home not only with the Russian classics but also the composers of the romantic period, his extensive discography includes Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson.

John Skiba studied composition with the English composer Edmund Rubbra and writes mainly for the piano. His music is published by Schott & Co London.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Performers

Alexander Ardakov piano

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