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Alim Beisembayev, piano (Celebrity Concert)
Alim Beisembayev, piano (Celebrity Concert)

Sat, 17 Feb


Holy Trinity Church

Alim Beisembayev, piano (Celebrity Concert)

8pm, doors open 7.30pm

Time & Location

17 Feb 2024, 20:00

Holy Trinity Church, Church Rd, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JP



SCRIABIN:  4 Preludes, Op 22

RACHMANINOV:  13 Preludes, Op 32, No 10 in B minor

RACHMANINOV:  Etudes-tableaux, Op 39, No 9 in D major 

RAVEL:  Gaspard de la nuit


DEBUSSY:  Images, Book 1

RACHMANINOV:  Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 36

Young pianist Alim Beisembayev from Kazakhstan won First Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2021, performing Rachmaninov’s 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini' - 'a worthy winner' (Guardian). He also took home the Audience Prize and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Prize for contemporary performance.

Since winning the prestigious Leeds competition, Alim has played in many countries and is beginning to build his international career in both orchestral and recital performances. During the Summer 2023 BBC Proms season he was asked to step in at very short notice to replace pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, performing Rachmaninov's famous Second Piano Concerto. He was recently appointed as a member of the BBC New Generation Artists programme, commencing September 2023.

Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 1998, Alim began playing the piano at the age of five and went to study in Moscowwhen he was ten. There, in 2008, he won the Nutcracker International Televised Competition for Young Musicians held in Moscow. He later moved to the Purcell School in London and began to make an international impact, taking third prize at the International Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar, Germany. He also won the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Texas, USA, among other international competitions. Alim completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College.

We are delighted to host a performance by this young rising star.


Click here to listen (YouTube)


 'a worthy winner' with a 'real musical personality'  The  Guardian

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