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“Alexander Ullman did remarkable things in the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. He heard the score with immense clarity and vision, and brought it to life as if the composer were watching over his shoulder. “
Huffington Post, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, June 2014
JS BACH: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp, BWV.848 (Book 1)
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.6 in F, Op.10 No.2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Theme and variations in F, Op.19 No.6
RACHMANINOV: Etude in E flat minor, Op.33 No.6
CHOPIN: Etude in E minor, Op.25 No.5
LISZT: Paganini Etude No.6 in A minor
STRAVINSKY: Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka
Born in 1991 in London, Alexander Ullman studied at the Purcell School of Music with William Fong, and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Robert McDonald. He has also studied with Elisso Virsaladze at the Fiesole Scuola do Musica, Florence and is currently completing his Masters in performance at the Royal College of Music with Dmitri Alexeev. In 2014 he was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).
During his studies Alexander has won numerous awards at international competitions including 1st Prize at the International Competition in Memoriam Ferenc Liszt (2011), the Lagny-sur-Marne International Competition (2013), the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition (2012), and 2nd Prize at the Isidor Bajic Memorial International Competition (2014).
He has given concerts throughout Europe, Asia and America, taking him to venues and festivals in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark and India. Recent engagements include a tour of China and recitals at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Archive Nationales (Paris), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen), Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante, the Festival Pontino & Teatro Rossini (Italy), La Jolla Arts Festival (California), and concerts in the UK, Spain, Germany and France with the Dover Quartet.
As a soloist Alexander has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Centre, the New Jersey and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Oxford Philomusica, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Danubia and Budapest Radio Orchestra
Advanced tickets have sold out however there may be some tickets available on the door.
Individual concerts: £16
Student individual concerts: £6
Concerts begin at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm.
The final four concerts of the 2014-2015 Chamber series all touch on aspects of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska’s life and work, which is featured in New Rhythms, the current exhibition at Kettle’s Yard. Points of connection include France, the Second World War, music that evokes the world in which Gaudier-Brzeska was working up to his death in 1915, and artistic themes such as dance which was central to his work at the time.