Priscila Oprescu is a Romanian-born classical pianist. She started playing the piano at the age of six, and by the age of nine had won first prize at the “Concours Musical de France” in Paris.

In the years that followed she was awarded numerous prizes at many of the classical music competitions in Romania and has been performing frequently in concerts across her native country, as well as in Italy and in the UK. Highlights of her more recent performances include appearances at the Wigmore Hall in London and in the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Concert Hall in Bolzano, Italy. 

Priscila is currently studying under Professor Yekaterina Lebedeva at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She has been awarded both the Arthur Haynes and Jimmie Cross Prize Fund Scholarships and was generously supported by the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust and the Finzi Trust. After having won The John Longmire Competition in November 2020, Priscila represented Trinity Laban as a finalist of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Competition in 2021.

Tuna Dyonmez was born in 2005. He started to play piano at age of 6. At age of 12 he passed his ABRSM Grade 8 exam with distnction. Since 2018 he has studied piano at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music with professor Yekaterina Lebedeva. At the college Tuna has been presented with the Granger Award. In March 2021 Tuna participated in Chopin Avenue International Piano Competition where he won 3rd prize, in December 2020 he participated in Fujairah International Piano Competition and received Honarable Mention, in February 2021 he won the Jean Merlow Memorial Scholarship at the Watford Festival and in February 2020, at the same festival, he won the Junior Piano Award. In 2019 he won the recital class for 13-16 years at the North London Festival of Music. Tuna loves classical music, he also plays cello as a second instrument. His favourite composers are Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel. He is passionate about playing chess and painting is his favourite hobby. "Music,"  says Tuna "always has a magical and powerful effect on its listeners. It has no borders and conveys all kinds of emotions and feelings, better than speech."

British-Iranian pianist Roxanna Shini Mehrabzadeh is an accomplished performer from Cambridgeshire, now based in London. She has performed at distinguished venues across the UK and Europe including Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge University, Yamaha Studios, Sala Michelangeli (Italy), The Arlberg 1800 (Austria), Konzertsaal des Augustinum (Germany), Auditoria Joaquin Rodrigo (Madrid) and Nafplio Vouleftikon (Greece). She has performed at international festivals and competitions for acclaimed pianists such as Nikolai Demidenko, Pascal Rogé, Leon McCawley, Artur Pizarro, Kathryn Stott, Graham Scott, Martino Tirimo, Julian Jacobson, Giorgia Alessandra Brustia, Peter Tuite, Charles Owen, Peter Nagy and Sergio De Simone. She was a finalist in the 2017 John Longmire Beethoven Piano Competition, in 2017 and 2018 she was a consecutive prizewinner of the Musical Odyssey Summer School and most recently, she was a finalist in the Alfred Kitchin Chopin Competition 2020 as well as the 2022 Schumann competition. As a chamber musician, Roxanna regularly performs alongside instrumentalists and vocalists, most recently as a finalist in the 2022 English Song Competition with soprano Emily Beech. In 2020 she graduated with First Class Honours from Trinity Laban where she is now undertaking her masters degree, studying under professor Yekaterina Lebedeva. Roxanna would like to thank The Jimmie Cross Prize Scholarship Fund, Help Musicians UK and The Ruth Walker Trust for their support in her studies.

Programme

Bach - Brahms Chaconne in D minor for the left hand

Chopin Mazurkas No 15, No 19, No 42

Chopin Berceuse

Debussy Pour le piano

Chopin Prelude No 18

Chopin Etude Op 12, No 12

Beethoven Rondo a capriccio Op 129

Haydn Sonata No 38 in F major 

Basacopol Impressions from the Village Museum Op 15 

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