Maksim Stsura plays Beethoven and Brahms
in London, heard by MALCOLM MILLER
Maksim Stsura impressed a large crowd at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields with formidable performances of two Romantic piano favourites, Beethoven's Sonata in A, Op 101, from the 'experimental' 1815-16 period, and Brahms' Variations on a theme of Handel, Op 24. The concert, presented as part of the lunchtime series of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe on 5 September 2014, formed part of the first prize of the 2013 BPSE Intercollegiate Competition, which Stsura won in December 2014 at the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the recital was followed by a presentation of the Beethoven Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians by the Master Anthony Cleaver, MA FREng FRCM, who congratulated Maksim on his remarkable achievements.
Estonian-born Stsura is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Royal College of Music, having received his Master's Degree there in 2013. A graduate of the Estonian Academy of Music and later the Hochschule, Hamburg, he won several competitions in Russia and Eastern Europe, prior to his BPSE Award...
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