Online Concert: Graziana Presicce, piano
Time & Location
About the Event
The rest of this year's 2020 Howdenshire Music Project lunchtime concerts will be filmed in Howden Minster behind closed doors and brought to you online via our Facebook and YouTube pages. If and when restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe, we will also welcome audiences back in person. In the meantime - tune in to see and hear our outstanding musicians performing in the wonderful acoustic of the Minster!
This concert will be broadcast online on Monday 27 July at 1pm at on the 'Howdenshire Music' channels on YouTube and Facebook:
The concert will remain available to watch on these channels afterwards.
This special piano concert marks the launch of the Howdenshire Grand Piano Appeal. Graziana will perform in Howden Minster on a FEURICH Model 218 grand piano which has been generously loaned to the Howdenshire Music Project for the rest of this year's concert series by the FEURICH piano company in Vienna. Our previous piano (100+ years old and on loan) is in very poor condition and so we are raising funds to acquire a new permanent instrument to serve our local community and audiences for many years to come. Our aim is to purchase outright the wonderful FEURICH 218 piano used in today's concert.
Any donations towards the Howdenshire Grand Piano Appeal would be very gratefully received. Please get in touch for more information.
Suchon - 'Nocturne' from Mountain Suite
Albeniz - ‘Córdoba’ from Cantos de España, Op.232
Janácek - In the Mists
Debussy - 'Clair de lune' from Suite Bergamasque
Poulenc - Napoli Suite
Brahms - Romanse in F Major, Op.118 No. 5
Graziana Presicce is an Italian pianist currently completing her PhD studies in Music Performance at the University of Hull as part of the university's scholarship programme. Graziana graduated in 2012 with a First Class BA Music Degree at the University of Hull, where she was awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Music Scholarship and Special Prize in Music. The friendly atmosphere and the privilege to study piano under the guidance of Irina Glushenkova encouraged her to pursue her studies at Hull further, by completing a Master course with Distinction.
As a performer, Graziana actively engages in recitals in and out of Hull, both as a soloist and accompanist. Past engagements include what is believed to be the recorded premiere of works by the Hull-born composer Ethel Leginska, performed with baritone Lee Tsang as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 (March 2017) and featured on BBC Radio 3's Music Matters. Graziana performed on various occasions as part of the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, beside an engagement as a concerto rehearsal pianist. Other performances include concertos with the former Hull University Orchestra and the New International Chamber Ensemble (NICE).
Through the course of her studies, she also had the privilege of taking part in collaborative projects with composers which premièred new works, including Nigel Morgan's Deep Sea Diver (Hull, 2012), Sandy Clark's A Blue Scent Rises (Leeds Lieder, 2012), Alastair Borthwick and Rob Mackay's Snake Lines (from Living Museums, Nicosia, 2014; Hull, 2016), and George Marshall's In Memory (Hull, 2017). She is the current holder of the Sinfonia UK Collective's Graduate Placement Scheme.
As a classical pianist, her interests embrace a variety of musical styles and always looks forward to new, creative experiences. Graziana's doctoral research, also explored through her performance activities, investigates music listeners' experiences of visual imagery.