Yulia Chaplina (piano)

St Margaret's Church, Twickenham, TW1 1RL (opp. St Margarets Station)
Yulia Chaplina played to an audience selected by ballot. This is a recording of that concert. Please note that the length of the concert had to be reduced in order to avoid an interval. Consequently, a piece by Weinberg was omitted from the programme.


The Howard Greenwood Concert

Selected Pieces from The Seasons (March, April, May, June, December), Op. 37b
Four Impromptus, D899
Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”

Steinway Artist, Yulia Chaplina was born in Rostov-on-Don (Russia). Now London-based Yulia gave her debut performance aged 7, performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor with the Rostov State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed extensively in Europe and Asia.

Since her first major competition win in Poland, aged 9, Yulia has won first prize in piano competitions in Paris, London, Andorra, Kiev, Kharkov and St. Petersburg. After winning the first prize and gold medal in the junior section of the Vth Tchaikovsky International Competition, Yulia performs regularly both in recital and with orchestras, in many of the world’s finest venues, including Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Grand Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, Main Hall of Busan’s Cultural Centre, Hiroshima’s Bunka Gakuen Hall, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama and many other prestigious venues.

Her recent engagements and tours have included orchestras such as the Russian Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Moroccan National Orchestra and Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra.

Yulia’s debut CD recording – of the solo piano works of Badarzewska – was made by King Records in Japan in 2007 and a subsequent documentary was made by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK).

Yulia’s solo CD of Russian Music, recorded by Champs Hill Records, was released worldwide in May 2014. The American Record Guide described this as “….an outstanding disc and one I’ll return to often” and “at only 26 years, Russian born and trained Yulia Chaplina brings to her playing more than a lifetime of acquaintance with this music.”