Ugnius Pauliukonis (piano)

25th January 2020, 19:30

Ugnius Pauliukonis (piano)


Ugnius Pauliukonis is one of the leading pianists of Lithuania's new generation. He moved to the UK to study at the Royal Northern College of Music and became the first solo instrumentalist to win the RNCM Gold Medal. As well as performing at the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls, he has given recitals, both as soloist and chamber musician, in several European countries.

Ugnius will play:

  • Haydn: Sonata in E flat, Hob.XVI/52
  • Chopin: Waltzes Op.34 and Mazurkas Op.24
  • Debussy: Images Book 1
  • Chopin: ├ętudes Op 10 Nos 1 & 12; Op 25 Nos 5 & 10
  • Chopin: Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35

Ugnius opens his recital with the last of Haydn's piano sonatas, a work which has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention because of its particular musical interest. He then explores some of the myriad types of shorter pieces written by Chopin and Debussy. Having opened with one great sonata, Ugnius concludes with another, Chopin's second, known as the 'Funeral March, after its profound third movement.

"Pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis took my breath away in the RNCM Gold Medal Weekend. The Magic descended as soon as his hands touched the keys..." (Edward Seckerson, editor, Pianist Magazine.)

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