Robert Schumann & Clara Schumann
performed by Nafis Umerkulova, piano
Saturday 11 November 7.30pm
At the Razumovsky Academy, 56 College Road NW10 5ET
£15 (under 25s)
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R. Schumann – Bunte Blätter Op. 99
C. Schumann – Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann Op. 20
C. Schumann: Nocturne Op.6, No. 2
R. Schumann: Novelette Op. 21. No. 8
Born in Tashkent, Nafis Umerkulova started piano at the age of 5 inspired by her mother who was also a pianist.
In 2004 Nafis was awarded a full scholarship to continue her musical education in the UK at the Purcell School and later at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Her numerous performances in the UK feature solo, concerto and chamber music recitals in Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, Glasgow City Halls, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony and Town Halls.
Among various competition prizes and awards, Nafis is a prize winner of the International BRANT Piano Competition and a recipient of the Myre Hess award by Help Musicians UK.
In 2019 Nafis released her debut album “Darkness illuminated” featuring the music of Alexander Scriabin and Alexei Stanchinsky. In addition to her performance career Nafis regularly dedicates time to sharing her experience with the young generation. She is currently a member of the piano department at the Purcell School for Young Musicians and the annual Philomel Music Academy.