IMMA SETIADI piano
Saturday 30 October 2021
Tickets by donation:
Attending the live performance: min donation £25
Watch the live-stream: min donation £15
The Hunger Project is delighted to host this concert for Halloween performed by two extraordinary pianists, Imma Setiadi and Nigel Clayton. Using one Steinway grand piano and twenty fingers, they will battle it out playing dance-inspired music.
Saint-Saëns (Arr. Hiscocks) Danse Macabre
Brahms 5 Hungarian Dances
i. In G minor: Allegro Molto
ii. In D minor: Allegro non assai - Vivace
iii. In F major: Allegretto
iv. In F minor: Poco sostenuto - Vivace
v. In F# minor: Allegro - Vivace
Bahama Rumba (Carribean)
From Latin American Suite
Chabrier (Arr. Messager) Espana
- INTERVAL -
Dvořák 3 Slavonic Dances
i. In G minor (Op. 46 No. 8)
ii. In E minor (Op. 72 No. 2)
iii. In C major (Op. 46 No. 1)
Gluck (Arr. Anderson) Ballet from Orphée et Eurydice
Six - Eight
Vocalise (Arr. Anderson)
Slava, Op.11 No.6
For Nigel Clayton and Imma Setiadi, bringing classical music to a wider audience in an engaging way has always been at the heart of their work together. Recently they have been engaged in a number of cross-arts projects, one of the most significant ones has been Debussy La Mer working with visual art and dancers at the Turner Contemporary Gallery. They have also worked in collaboration with a choir (Joyful Company of Singers) and have been invited to perform in festivals such as the Barnes Music Festival (for Czechoslovakia Centenary), Queen Mary University, Trinity Laban Arts Festival and the Deal Festival.
Their next project will include a programme of music and poetry in London and recitals at the Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen as well as the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Both share a love of teaching and have designed several courses/workshops in chamber music, piano and Art of Teaching for aspiring musicians.
Nigel Clayton studied with Stephen Savage and Angus Morrison at the Royal College of Music London, where he won prizes in every category of piano performance and was awarded the College’s yearly prize for his Bachelor of Music Degree. Whilst there, a particular interest in chamber music and accompanying developed and was further encouraged by international prizes from competitions in London, New York (Concert Artist Guild) and from the English Speaking Union. Since then, his worldwide travel has included four major tours of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with Indian cellist Anup Kumar Biswas, tours of the Middle East and America with Wissam Boustany, of Scandinavia with Gerard LeFeuvre and several throughout Europe; he has also appeared at most of the music clubs and festivals in the UK, at the BBC’s radio network, the Wigmore hall, the South Bank Centre, as well as longstanding partnerships with Gina McCormack, Michael Cox, the Bingham Quartets among others. He has performed many times in Japan and since 2013 has made regular recital and lecture tours of Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Nigel is a piano professor and Art of Teaching lecturer at the Royal College of Music. For his services in the musical world Nigel was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music (FRCM) presented by HRH Prince of Wales in 2017.
Imma Setiadi was born in Surabaya, Indonesia where she started her early training. She then received her BMus degree from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore) with Albert Tiu, her MMus (distinction) where she studied with Nigel Clayton at the Royal College of Music London, and her Doctoral degree from the RCM, with Nigel Clayton and Amanda Glauert. She is truly grateful for the support of RCM Study Award, Indonesian Beasiswa Unggulan, the Seary Charitable Trust, Talent Unlimited Charity, anonymous, and PAL charity.
Since her coming to the UK, she has performed in many prestigious venues as a soloist and chamber musician such as at the Bridgewater Hall, the Purcell Room, Steinway Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, the National Gallery, Blackheath Halls, Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Her playing was further encouraged through prizes at the BPSE Concerto Competition and RCM Beethoven and Piano Chamber Music Competition. She was selected as LPO Foyle Future Firsts 2018/2019, young artist for the Park Lane Group, Manchester Mid-Day Concerts Society and Leeds Lieder Festival, and a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She is a Leverhulme/Pro Corda Fellow in Chamber Music, works as a collaborative pianist and teaches aural skills at the RCM, she also teaches piano at Junior Trinity Laban and Whitgift School.
In 2021 she is also being supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund, in association with Harriet’s Trust.