The Iris Axon Concert Series Continues

Joanna Kacperek and Andrew Yiangou play Chopin and some four handed duets

Joanna Kacperek and Andrew Yiangou

The next performance in the Iris Axon Concert Series is taking place on Sunday 2 October at 4pm at Acton Hill Church.

It will feature pianists Joanna Kacperek and Andrew Yiangou playing Chopin and some four handed duets.

Together they found Ealing Piano Studios which offers tuition locally.

Here is their programme:

Antonin Dvorzak – Slavonic Dance, E minor, Op. 72 No. 2 (four hands)
Andrew Yiangou:
Fryderyk Chopin – Nocturne in G, Op. 37 No. 2
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22
Joanna Kacperek:
Fryderyk Chopin – Nocturne in C minor (1837)
Waltzes Op. 64 – No. 1 in D-flat major
Polonaise in E-flat minor, Op. 26 No. 2
Scherzo Op. 31 No. 2 in B-flat minor
George Gershwin – Three Preludes (arr. for four hands)

The concerts take place at 4pm on the first Sunday of each month at the venue which is on the corner of the High Street and Woodlands Avenue (W3 9BU).

Programmes can be purchased at the door for £6 or £5 for concessions with children charged £2.

Iris Axon Concert Series Schedule 2022-2023

Nov 6 Hannah Shilvock – bass clarinet
Dec 4 Stavroula Thoma - piano
Feb 5 Catherine Underhill - oboe
March 5 Petar Dimov - piano
April 2 Solomon Markman - violin
May 7 Robert Cart - flute
June 4 Lance Mok - piano
July 2 Ida Pelliccioli - piano

Now in its twelfth year, the Iris Axon Concert Series is an annual season of short (60-70 minute) monthly recitals on Sunday afternoons at the Acton Hill Church. The series was started by Music Director Jane Schopf in 2004 to provide a venue for young musicians starting on their professional careers, many of whom have subsequently enjoyed international success in competitions and on the concert platform. The series has continued to grow and now attracts established international artists as well.

Originally called the Acton Classical Music Concert Series, it was re-named in 2009 in memory of one of its most loyal supporters, Iris Axon, who made possible the purchase of a concert grand, handmade by Clive Pinkham.

The church is deemed ideal for concerts as it has the largest unsupported wooden barrel-vault ceiling in London which brings out the middle harmonics, creating a luxuriously warm sound.

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September 22, 2022