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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Angels for Peace

To celebrate the Finissage of Kim Poor’s exhibition ‘The Shadow of Angels’, we’re presenting a very special evening – ANGELS FOR PEACE – at St Stephen Walbrook with perfomances by the celebrated Aleppo-born concert pianist Riyad Nicolas and up and coming singer/songwriter Katya D’Janoeff. The Finissage will run from 6pm with music from 7.45pm.

One of the most exciting young artists to emerge from the Middle East. Riyad Nicolas was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1989. “Syria’s leading young pianist” (International Piano Magazine 2012) was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1989, and has already established himself as a leading figure of his generation on the international performing circuit. Among his recent achievements he lists First Prize at the Francaix International Piano Competition in Paris and his débuts at the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Cadogan Hall in London and the Kennedy Centre in Washington.

‘Syria’s leading young pianist … A fine account of Debussy’s Images Book I … Jean Francaix work delivered with Gallic Charm, and some superb Messiaen.’
International Piano

Katya DJ is 22 year-old London based singer/songwriter. Influenced by artists such as Amy Winehouse and Beth Hart, her sound incorporates elements of jazz/ blues influenced pop and she has been described as “… the best new artist I’ve heard since Adele.”

She has performed at various venues around London including The Troubadour, Chelsea Arts Club, The Pheasantry and Ronnie Scott’s and also at Somerset Series at Somerset House and other festivals this summer. Katya graduated from the University of Oxford in 2015 with a BA in Music and has recently completed a Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance at BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) in conjunction with the University of West London.


Riyad Nicolas - Danse de laila.

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