Leeds 2021 Gold Medal winner to perform in Parbold

Leeds 2021 Gold Medal winner to perform in Parbold

by Henry James (November 2021)

RIDING high on his recent success winning Gold Medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition, Alim Beisembayev is to perform on Saturday, November 13 in Parbold Village Hall.

Alim won the prestigious competition last month. His performance was watched over 1.3 million times in over 140 countries around the world. And not only did he win first prize - awarded by the panel of judges - but he also won the audience prize, voted for by the viewing public at home, plus the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Prize for contemporary performance. He was praised in The Guardian as a “worthy winner” with a “real musical personality.”

The Leeds International Piano Competition is one of the foremost international music competitions and attracts the world’s finest young pianists, drawn by the opportunities offered by the outstanding prize package, the challenge of demanding repertoire and a stellar jury.

The competition has launched the careers of some of the greatest pianists of our time. Alim’s recital in Parbold - which he has been awarded as part of his prize - is a rare opportunity to see a winner perform so soon after winning the Gold Medal.

Part of the attraction for the audience in Parbold is the chance to watch exciting musicians playing a world-class Steinway piano up close - a particularly unique and personal experience very different to a large hall or television performance.

Alim Beisembayevk was born in Kazakhstan in 1998 and began playing the piano at the age of 5. He moved to London to study at the Purcell School, the Royal Academy of Music and most recently the Royal College of Music. He made his Wigmore Hall recital debut in June 2018, and won the Second Prize at the Vigo International Competition with Martha Argerich as president of the Jury. His programme in Parbold will include music by Mozart, Beethoven and the 24 Preludes of Chopin.

Please note that this concert was originally advertised as featuring Eric Lu, who - due to unforeseen circumstances - has postponed his performance. Tickets are in high demand.

Please contact the box office for returns by emailing tickets@pdmlancs.org or telephone 01257 498452 (answerphone).

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