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Hosted by Forsyth
Friday 17 May 2019
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Open to all!
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Ahead of his final-year recital at the Royal Northern College of Music later in the month, Romanian pianist Daniel Ropota performs the same programme here at Forsyth – a fantastic opportunity to hear a rising artist perform beautiful music on a fine piano for free in the city centre.
There will be a retiring collection on behalf of the Musicians' Union Benevolent Fund.
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 860
(from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Variations sérieuses Op. 54
Prélude, choral et fugue FWV 21
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor S. 244/12
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Romanian pianist Daniel Ropota is a final-year student under Helen Krizos at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Before leaving school he had won 24 prizes at European piano competitions and in 2013 his results were celebrated with an award from the Education and Training Inspectorate of his hometown, Iași.
He made his debut as a soloist at the age of 15 and has since worked with conductors Olivier Robe, Vladimir Conta, Mihail Agafiţa, Marco Belassi and Juan Ortuño. In 2017, he had the opportunity to play with Manchester Camerata as part of a conducting masterclass at RNCM.
He has given solo piano and chamber music recitals in festivals such as The George Enescu International Festival and Competition (Romania), The Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists (United Kingdom) and the Crescendo Summer Institute (Hungary).
Daniel has played in masterclasses for pianists Kathryn Stott, Philippe Cassard, Csíky Boldizsár, Rostislav Yovchev, Pascal Salomon, Alexandra Dariescu and Josu Okiñena.
Since arriving in Manchester, Daniel has maintained an active schedule, performing in competitions and solo and chamber music recitals throughout England. Consistently commended by his tutors for his contribution in lectures and classes, he was awarded a scholarship award for his first academic year (2015/16).