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ELIZAVETA KOPELMAN, piano

Born in Moscow in 1974 to a family of musicians, Elizaveta Kopelman studied at the Central School of Music in Moscow with Dina Parachina and with Arnaldo Cohen at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she won numerous prizes and awards.
In 1995 Elizaveta was selected for representation by the Young Concert Artist Trust in London. She has appeared at major venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe including critically acclaimed debut recitals at the Purcell Room (1996) and Wigmore Hall (1998). At the opening of the 1999/2000 season she performed Mozart’s concerto K.467 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and the Royal Festival Hall in London.


In December 2000 Elizaveta gave a recital at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre.


Since 1999 Elizaveta has given a series of recitals in the Channel Islands and toured throughout Wales, the South West and the North of England. In addition she has appeared as guest artist with the Leopold String Trio and performed Bartok’s Sonata for two pianos and percussion at Wigmore Hall, Harewood House and the Flanders Festival in Belgium. Festival engagements have included recitals at Winchfield, Ribchester, Cirencester, Henley, Newbury, Guiting, Chester, Norfolk & Norwich. In 2001 Elizaveta gave a recital at the Mecklenburg Festival in Germany.


As a concerto soloist Elizaveta’s work has included performances of Rachmanninov’s Paganini Variations with the London Concert Orchestra at the Barbican Hall and with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich’s Concerto No.2 with the London Philharmonic, Rachmanninov’s Concerto No.2 and Beethoven’s Concerto’s Nos.4 & 5 at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and the Schumann Concerto with the Guilford Philharmonic Orchestra. In February 2002 Elizaveta performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the New York Chamber Symphony at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.


Abroad Elizaveta has given recitals in Moscow, Saratov and Lvov (Ukrain) and toured throughout South America as a soloist under the auspices of the British Council. She has given live broadcasts for both BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.


In the summer of 2002 Elizaveta performed duo recitals with her father violinist Mikhail Kopelman at several festivals in New York and New Jersey.