Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester's internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.
Louis Perera piano
Fruzsina Szücs piano
Programme to include Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, Brahms and Strauss.
Louis Perera is currently in his fourth year at the Royal Northern College of Music. A pupil of Paul Janes, he is a recipient of the RNCM’s Mark Ray Prize for first-year pianists, the Dianne Bolton Prize with double bassist Filipe Dandalo, the Robert Elliott Memorial Prize for keyboard continuo playing, and the RNCM Piano Duo Prize with Fruzsina Szucs. He has participated in masterclasses by musicians such as Rohan De Silva and Martino Tirimo, and received lessons from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Philippe Cassard, Stephen Hough, Nicholas Oliver, and Sophia Rahman. Prior to studying at the RNCM, Louis studied conducting with Keiko Kobayashi and Eshantha Peiris and was assistant conductor of the Junior Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka.
Fruzsina Szücs began her piano studies at the age of 8 under the tutelage of Dániel Molnár in Debrecen, Hungary. She has taken part in several competitions including the György Ferenczy International Piano Competition in Budapest and performed at the Faculty of Music of the University of Debrecen. In 2013, Fruzsina continued her studies in England with Anthony Williams, under whom she obtained her DipABRSM certificate. In 2016, she was admitted to the Royal Northern College of Music and she is currently in her second year, studying with Paul Janes. Here, she has received chamber music lessons from accomplished musicians including Sally Ann Macleod, David Jones, Qian Wu, Petr Prause, Tim Reynish and members of the Trio Gaspard, as well as had the opportunity to play to many other internationally renowned artists including Philippe Cassard and Barbara Szczepanska.
Louis and Fruzsina appear by kind permission of the RNCM.