Pallant Proms: A Harmonious Revival
12 - 1pm
Included with admission
[ Special Event )
Friday 23 February 2024
Friday 29 March 2024
Friday 19 April 2024
We are thrilled to announce the much-anticipated return of Pallant Proms — a celebration of exceptional music and talent.
Join us for three daytime piano concerts, featuring young emerging artists from the Royal College of Music and enjoy a unique performance on a Bosendorfer grand piano in our reserve collection room. It promises to be an unforgettable experience.
23 February | Rieko Makita
29 March | Parvis Hejazi
19 April | Paul Mnatsakanov
How to book?
Whilst entry to Pallant Proms performances is included in Gallery admission, we recommend you secure your spot by pre-booking online. It’s the best way to guarantee your place, as these events are expected to be very popular.
You simply need to book a ticket for Gallery entry on the day of the music event (see left for options). When you add a Gallery ticket to your basket, Pallant Proms will be suggested as an add-on.
You will have the option of a Pallant Proms ticket with a £5 donation or just a free ticket on top of your Gallery admission. Your donations help to ensure that we can continue to provide you with top-class performances throughout the year.
Thank you for your support.
Rieko Makita is a multi-award-winning Japanese-Australian pianist based in London. Rieko has performed in prestigious venues across Australia, Japan, Italy, Germany, and Austria, including the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and the City Recital Hall in Angel Place.
Rieko is currently the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow and Artistic Diploma student at the Royal College of Music, supported by the Help Musicians Postgraduate Award and The Musicians’ Company. She currently studies with Dina Parakhina and Sofya Gulyak. As part of her Junior Fellow projects, she has been collaborating with visual artists alongside performers and composers of the RCM, and curating concerts that promote music by Japanese and Australian composers.
Award-winning pianist Parvis Hejazi is known for his captivating interpretations of the most demanding works of piano repertoire. From Mozart and Brahms to Liszt and Messiaen, Parvis Hejazi shines not only with sparkling technical skill and analytic clarity, but also with his ability to capture the psychological and emotional nuances of the music which transcends to the audience. Continuous exploration of the entire range of sound colours, highly contrasting and innovative programming and a passion for the historical, cultural, and religious contexts of music are some of the trademarks of the London-based pianist, who was born in Germany in 1999.
Parvis has studied with some of the greatest pianists of the present day. In Germany, Austria, Italy and the US, Parvis worked with Konrad Elser, Markus Groh, Christopher Hinterhuber, Igor Levit, Jerome Lowenthal, Gilead Mishory, Jerome Rose, Anatol Ugorski and Lars Vogt. In 2017, Parvis moved to the United Kingdom to study with Norma Fisher and Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music in London. Having graduated with the highest distinction, Parvis pursues an Artist Diploma in Performance at the College.
Paul Mnatsakanov is an emerging young pianist, fortepianist and harpsichordist. Currently, he is studying at the Royal College of Music in London, where he is an RCM scholar, as a Joint Principal Study student with the Head of Piano, Prof. Vanessa Latarche, fortepiano professor, Dr. Geoffrey Govier, and Chair of Historical Keyboard Instruments, Prof. Terence Charlston. He also studies with Philippe Raskin in Vienna and Ekaterina Mechetina in Moscow.
Paul has performed in numerous festivals in the UK, Italy, Russia, France, the USA, Armenia, and other countries. He has collaborated with many orchestras around the world. Recent performance venues include the Royal Albert Hall and the Wigmore Hall.
Paul graduated from the Anglo-American School of Moscow with an IB Diploma. He is passionate about learning languages – he speaks English, Russian, French and Italian fluently – and he has a particular interest in conducting, opera and theatre directing.