Artur Haftman - Piano Recital
Monday 13 June 7.30pm
INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES
We are delighted to welcome the outstanding young Polish pianist Artur Haftman for his debut International Concert Series appearance in a recital featuring an all Chopin programme.
Artur Haftman is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist who is highly praised for his creativity and musical sensitivity towards the works of Chopin by international music critiques. 'I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a young pianist in concert whose sound and initial attacks were as lovely and rounded as that of the Pole Artur Haftman. Maybe only Murray Perahia 40-plus years ago was as ear-opening.' David Moran, THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
Tickets for this event are only bookable online via Eventbrite in advance of the performance (Door ticket sales are not available for this event). Please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/337142451147
TICKETS: Full price: £30.00 Concessions: £20.00
Concessions are available to: Under 21s | Those in full time education | Senior citizens | Income support claimants | Disabled people (ID required at the door for concessions)
Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-49)
Waltz in A flat Major Op. 34, No. 1
Ballade in A flat Major Op. 47
Nocturne in D flat Major Op. 27, No. 2
Sonata in B flat minor Op. 35
Four Mazurkas Op. 24
Polonaise in A flat Major Op. 53
(There will be no interval during this performance. The duration of the performance is approximately one hour)
The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable. Latecomers will only be admitted during suitable breaks in the performance.
Is there disabled access in the venue? Yes, there are two wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Please get in touch with the promoter in advance if you wish to book one of these spaces. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor with facilities for disabled people.
Is there a dress code for this event? There is no specific dress code for this event.
Do I need to wear a face mask on the premises? The wearing of face masks is voluntary since the lifting of all Covid restrictions in England on 1st April 2022.
I have never been to a solo piano recital before and I am not certain of the protocol for clapping - what is the general practice in this connection? It is usual to clap at the end of each piece. Where a piece comprises a number of different movements these are numbered on the programme and it is customary to clap at the end of the piece. If in doubt as to when to clap just follow the other audience members and you should soon feel at ease!
Who should I contact if I have any additional questions? Please contact the concert organiser who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding this event.
The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable. Latecomers will only be admitted if there is a suitable break in the performance.
Artur Haftman is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist who is highly praised for his creativity and musical sensitivity towards the works of Chopin by international music critiques. "I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a young pianist in concert whose sound and initial attacks were as lovely and rounded as that of the Pole Artur Haftman. Maybe only Murray Perahia 40-plus years ago was as ear-opening. “ - David Moran from The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
Born in Stargard, Poland, Artur was highly influenced by his mother, Marzena Haftman, who was also a pianist. He began playing piano at the age of six with Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and Jolanta Reszelska and made his début performance with Stargard Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of eight.
Since his debut with the orchestra at the age of eight, Artur has received numerous awards in international competitions such as First prize in the Category Virtuosite II in Concours International De Piano Paris – ST. Maur Des Foses and the prize from the publishing house Combre in Paris (2006), First prize at 7th JuliuszZarębski International Music Competition in Łomianki/Warsaw (2007), First prize at 18th National Competition for Young Pianists in Koszalin (2009), First prize at 7th International Chopin Competiton in Narva – Estonia (2010), First prize at 19th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia (2011), First prize at 16th International Piano Festival in Druskininkai in Lithuania (2011), First prize at 18th International Piano Competition in Palma de Mallorca (2011), First prize at International Chopin Piano Competiton in Rzeszów (2012), First prize at International Music Competiton “Musicaclassica” in Moscow , First prize at International Chopin Competition in Sulechow (2012), Gold Parnas” (The grand prize) at International Piano Forum “Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok (2013), Laureate title at 47th Polish Piano Festival in Slupsk (2013), Second prize at “Cesar Franck International Piano Competition” in Brussels (2014), Second prize at III International Piano Competition ”Villa de Xàbia ” (2015), Second Prize at III International Piano Competition ”Villa de Xàbia ” (2017), First Prize at Thomas Harris International Piano Competition in London, Recipient of Gary and Eleanor Brass Scholarship at Royal College of Music (2019-2020), Recipient of Carnwath Piano Scholarship - only pianist in the entire UK (2020-2021), and more.
Artur is currently residing in London but he performs all around the world. He has performed solo recitals across the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Lithuania, Italy, United States, Slovakia, and Germany. In 2018, he has launched his debut CD in London and sold more than 10,000 copies of the CD. His future plans include Grand Solo Tour in China, Solo Recitals in the United Kingdom, and preparation for his next CD Launch.