Syrian Pianist Riyad Nicolas performs Romantic and Arabic Compositions
Chopin Sonata No.3 in B minor
Chopin Ballade No 4 , Op. 54 in F minor
Dia Al Succari Tukish March
Dia al Succari Danse de Laila
Dia Al Succari Syrian Suite
Riyad Nicolas is a Syrian pianist born in Aleppo who studied at the Royal College of Music with Dmitri Alexeev as a Steinway Scholar supported by a Frederick Johnston Award.
Riyad has won numerous international prizes and awards including First Prize at the Norah Sande Award in the UK, the Christopher Duke Recital Prize in the UK and the Ciutat de Carlet International Piano Competition in Spain, among others. He was also selected to be a Tillett Trust Young Artist in 2012 and an artist at the Countess of Munster Trust Concert Scheme in 2014.
Riyad made his first appearance as a soloist with an orchestra at the age of ten in Aleppo. Since then, he has performed with many orchestras including the London Chamber Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall, Emirate Symphony Orchestra in Dubai, Young Musician Symphony Orchestra at St. John's Smith Square, the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra at the opening of the new Damascus Opera House, as well as with the Gomidas Chamber Orchestra of Aleppo.
Riyad has given solo recitals in many prestigious venues in London, including Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James's Piccadilly, and Leighton House. He is regularly invited to give recitals hosted by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe and the Chopin Society UK.
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