Tigran Mansurian: Nostalgia, Performed by Kristina Arakelyan live at the Holywell Music Room, Oxford

PIANIST

Kristina has given recitals most notably at the Wigmore Hall, Steinway Hall and St. Martin-in-the-Fields and she often performs her own compositions.

 

Kristina has extensive accompanying experience, having played entrance examination accompaniment at all the major UK conservatoires, including the RAM, RCM and Guildhall. She has repetiteuring experience at the Grimeborn Festival where she worked on the UK premiere of the opera Fire Ring by Avet Terterian and she has previously worked on George Benjamin’s opera Lessons in Love and Violence, among other operas.

 

She also regularly accompanies the ABRSM and Trinity syllabus examinations (Grades 1-8 and Diploma). If you are interested in talking to Kristina about playing as a soloist or an accompanist, please get in touch via the contact form below.

Watch Kristina's performance of Beethoven's Variations op. 34 recorded live at the Wigmore hall and listen to the composer's own interpretation of her piano piece, To The Stars.

 
 

REPERTOIRE

Kristina’s piano solo interests are varied but she does have a particular interest in contemporary composers. She very much enjoys playing world premieres of new works, alongside any 21st century music. Of course, she loves the classics too, in particular the music of J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin as well as music of the early 20th century, including Bartok, Debussy and Webern. Kristina enjoys performing her own work and loves to theme her recital programmes, concentrating on her musical influences, or other topics and enjoys interspersing her own works in programmes of more well-known composers.

 

Three sample recital programmes are below, please don’t hesitate to contact Kristina if you want to discuss specific recital ideas.

Sample recital programme 1:

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Book I

Ludwig van Beethoven Waldstein Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53

Robert Schumann Fantasie in C

Kristina Arakelyan Fantasy on a theme by Ludwig van Beethoven (piano solo version)

 

Sample recital programme 2:

Frederic Chopin Nocturne Op. 9, No. 3

Frederic Chopin Etude in E minor Op. 25, No. 5

Claude Debussy Prelude No. 4, Book 1

Olivier Messiaen Prelude No. 7

Edvard Baghdasaryan Prelude in B minor 

Edvard Baghdasaryan Prelude in C# minor

Kristina Arakelyan Melody in the Mist

 

Sample recital programme 3:

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, Book 1

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major, Book 1

Béla Bartók A selection from Mikrokosmos, Book 6

György Kurtág Splinters

Anton Webern Klavierstuck

Tigran Mansurian Nostalgia

Kristina Arakelyan To the Stars