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Sun, 28 Jan



The World of Boris Pasternak

Pianist Hannah-Elizabeth Teoh performs the only surviving compositions of Boris Pasternak, author of Dr Zhivago, alongside works by Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Chopin.

The World of Boris Pasternak
The World of Boris Pasternak

Time & Location

28 Jan 2024, 17:30 – 19:30

Twickenham, Church St, Twickenham TW1 3NJ, UK

About the event

One of Russia's most beloved writers,  Pasternak's first love was music. Raised amongst the Russian elite, his mother was a renowned concert pianist, and Scriabin and Rachmaninoff were regular household visitors. As a teenager Pasternak was an accomplished pianist with aspirations to become a composer; this concert provides a rare opportunity to hear his only surviving works.

Tickets £15 [£10 for U18 and students] from Eventbrite [booking fee applies]

 and on the door.


Boris Pasternak: Prelude No. 2 in G-sharp minor

Scriabin: Mazurka Op. 3 No. 6 in C-sharp minor

Scriabin: Prelude Op.11, No.15 in D-flat major

Boris Pasternak: Prelude No. 1 in E-flat minor

Scriabin: Etude Op. 42, No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Boris Pasternak: Piano Sonata in B minor

Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49

Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de salon, Op. 10:

- Waltz in A Major

- Romance in F minor

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23

New Zealand born Hannah-Elizabeth Teoh studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and the Royal College of Music, and has won numerous awards including the Harold Samuel Prize, the Florence Murray Award, the Lesley Holland Scholarship and the Ivy Corkill Recital Award. 

As a concerto soloist she has performed around the world, including a premiere recording of Ross Harris’ Concertina for Piano and Orchestra with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and most recently making her Italian debut with the Master Orchestra in Brescia playing Saint-Saëns’ second piano concerto. 

Supporting her musical life, Hannah-Elizabeth draws inspiration from literature and art and has a Masters in Philosophy from Birkbeck University.

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