Sat 27 Apr, University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Dating from the 11th century, the church is historically the most important building in Oxford. Among other things, it is where the Protestant Archbishops Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer were tried for heresy in 1555 and condemned to be burned at the stake. It was also used for university ceremonies and examinations before the building of the Examination Schools and the Sheldonian Theatre.
Facilities: No parking facilities. Refreshments sometimes available if arranged by promoter. Disabled access.
Walking: approx. 10 mins
Parking: St Giles parking, Monday - Saturday, 8am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm, Sunday, 10am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm - £1.50 up to 30 mins, £3 up to 1 hour, £5 up to 2 hours, £3 for evenings.
Presented by The International Music Competition "Grand Prize Virtuoso"
The Virtuoso Italian pianist Fernanda Damiano, first prize winner of the 2017 International Music Competition Vienna "Grand Prize Virtuoso", and winner in over 50 national and international competitions.
She has performed a large number of piano concerts for the most important music festivals including: Gläserner Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall New York, Cremona Mondomusica, Emilia Romagna Festival, Festival of Karditsa (Greece), Circle of Music in Bologna, in the Music Hall in Ferrara and the Marfisa; Este for Frescobaldi’s Circle, in Villa Puccini for the Friends of Music of Pistoia, the Popular University of Milan, Accademia Tibor Varga (Sion) , Valentini’s Palace (Rome), Albrizzi’s Palace and Cavagnis’ Palace (Venice) for the Italo-German Cultural Association, Monteverdi Auditorium of Mantua Conservatory, in Piombino for the Classic Etruria Association and for the Rotary Club, in the Archaeological Museum of Naples, at the English Fort for the Portoferraio festival. When she was only ten years old she performed with orchestra the Haydn Piano Concerto in D major. Successively she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto K 488, and Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau conducted by Ovidiu Balan, John Carmichael’s Concierto folklorico for piano and string orchestra with Magna Grecia Orchestra and “Il Divertimento brillante“ for piano and string orchestra on the themes of The Sonnambula by V. Bellini of M.Glinka in the Fraschini Theater of Pavia conducted by A. Dindo.
Programme to include:
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Ballata n. 2 in si minore, S 171
Allegro moderato. Lento assai. Allegro deciso
C. Debussy (1862-1918)
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Allegro de concierto
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Sonata n.2 in si bemolle minore, op.36 (seconda versione)