Duo Recital: Pianist Artur Haftman and Singer Pallavi Seth

Date: 24-05-2024 Hour: 19:00

Event place: London - Ognisko

Welcome to the Duo Recital featuring Pianist Artur Haftman and Singer Pallavi Seth! Join us for an evening of beautiful music at Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth Club. Artur’s mesmerizing piano sound combined with Pallavi’s enchanting voice will surely captivate your senses. Don’t miss out on this unique musical experience of Indian music and classical music! Reserve your ticket now for a night filled with soulful melodies and unforgettable performances.

Artur Haftman Biography

Artur Haftman is an internationally renowned concert pianist, widely acclaimed for his exceptional artistry and profound interpretation of Chopin’s compositions, as acknowledged by music critics on a global scale. In the review for The Boston Musical Intelligencer, David Moran expressed his awe at the exquisite and mellifluous sound, along with the captivating approach Artur Haftman brings to his performances, comparable to the remarkable impact Murray Perahia had over four decades ago.

Born in Poland, Artur Haftman’s passion for music was kindled under the guidance of his mother, Marzena Haftman, also a pianist herself. At the age of six, he embarked on his piano journey under the tutelage of Ewa Kubiak-Kubacka and Jolanta Reszelska, culminating in his debut performance with the Koszalin Youth Philharmonic Orchestra when he was merely eight years old.

Since his noteworthy orchestral debut, Artur has garnered a stellar reputation through triumphs in over 25 esteemed international competitions. Noteworthy achievements include securing prizes such as the Virtuosite II category in the Concours International De Piano Paris – ST. Maur Des Foses, alongside a prestigious accolade from the publishing house Combre in Paris in 2006. Furthermore, he achieved first place at the 7th Juliusz Zarebski International Music Competition in Lomianki/Warsaw in 2007, the 7th International Chopin Competition in Narva, Estonia in 2010, the 19th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia in 2011, the 18th International Piano Competition in Palma de Mallorca in 2011, the International Chopin Piano Competition in Rzeszów in 2012, the International Music Competition „Musicaclassica” in Moscow, the „Gold Parnas” (The grand prize) at the International Piano Forum „Bieszczady bez granic” in Sanok in 2013, and the Laureate title at the 47th Polish Piano Festival in Slupsk in 2013. He has also been recognized with notable awards such as the prizewinner at the „Cesar Franck International Piano Competition” in Brussels in 2014, III International Piano Competition „Villa de Xàbia” in 2015.

During his studies at the Royal College of Music, he was the esteemed recipient of the Gary and Eleanor Brass Scholarship, as well as the Carnwath Piano Scholarship, an honor exclusive to him among all pianists in the entire United kingdom. In 2020, he graduated from the Royal College of Music with highest honours for the Artist Diploma Degree in the class of Professor Dimitri Alexeev and Professor Jianing Kong.

While currently based in London, Artur Haftman’s musical pursuits extend far beyond, as he captivates a global audience with his extraordinary aptitude and remarkable talent. His solo recitals have enraptured listeners across a diverse range of countries, including the United Kingdom, Poland, France, Lithuania, Italy, the United States, Slovakia, and Germany. He is highly honoured to have esteemed audience members including, HRH Duke of Kent, HRH Princess Alexandra, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, Former Ambassador of Poland to the United Kingdom Arkady Rzegocki, Lord Frederick Windsor, Lady Campbell and more.

Moreover, Artur actively participates as a jury member in the London International Chopin Competition, of which he is a co-founder and the Artistic Director and serves as the Artistic Director of SIMA Classics, a preeminent classical music education company. This summer, Artur is scheduled to conduct a Masterclass and perform in Seoul, South Korea, further enriching the global stage with his exceptional musicality.

Pallavi Seth Biography

Hailing from Delhi, the vibrant capital of India, Pallavi Seth is a trained Western Classical vocalist from the renowned Mannes Conservatory in New York City, Pallavi started her journey at the young age of 5 when her grandmother realized she had the pitch and started training with her, which created an instant interest.

After spending a summer camp learning about Western classical music, she realized her passion for this genre. Over the years, she has performed at iconic stages across the globe, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Gaiety Theatre, India International Center, and so on.

In 2021, she introduced the Western Classical Genre to the Indian Masses through the medium of Hindustan Times, one of the country’s leading publications. In her exploration, she has been able to amalgamate the Indian and Western styles of music, combining Indian instruments & western classical voice. For her “It has been an explorer’s journey.”

Whether it was learning multiple languages or understanding different vocal techniques. Beyond the stage, she sees herself simply as a conduit for the universal language of music, aiming to inspire and uplift others with every note she sings.

WHERE: Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth Club, 55 Princes Gate, London SW7 2PN

WHEN: Fri, 24 May 2024 19:00 – 21:00

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