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Friday 14 June - Marina Kan Selvik (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly



Brahms - Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24
Bach-Brahms - Chaconne in D minor for left hand

Marina Kan Selvik is Russian-Norwegian pianist.

Marina received her musical education from:

❖ Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Prof. Alexander Mndoyants)

❖ Norwegian Academy of Music (Prof. Jens Harald Bratlie)

❖ Coimbra, Portugal (Prof. Aquiles Delle Vigne).

She is currently student at Royal Academy of Music in the class of professor Ian Fountain, recieving generous support from Ingar Doubloug Trust for her education. .

She is laureate and winner of several international competitions and a prize winner in:

❖ Hannover, Germany (2nd prize)

❖ Murcia, Spain (1st prize)

❖ Val Tidone, Italy (2nd prize)

❖ Mayennes, France (3rd prize)

❖ Jazeps Vitols competition in Riga, Latvia (1st prize)

❖ Nordic Piano Competition: Malmø, Sweden (1st prize)

❖ Winner of ”Marmortaste” at Klavierpodium in Munich

 Marina frequently gives concerts at festivals and concert halls in different countries. She is regularly invited to the International Grieg-Ciurlionis Festival in Lithuania to give recitals and as a soloist with the Lithuanian National Orchestra and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra.

She was selected among young Scandinavian musicians as soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Prokofiev Concerto No 2, conductor Rory Macdonald) and the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninov Concerto No 3, conductor Lars-Thomas Holm).

She gave master classes in Armenia and was at the same time invited to be soloist with the Armenian State Orchestra in Yerevan.

She performed Rachmaninov´s Third piano concerto during the tour of the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra in Russia, Finland and Norway, under conductor Alexander Titov with great success.

Her recent concerts in the Edvard Grieg Museum "Troldhaugen" became an incredibly memorable event garnering great acclaim and praise, where she also gave a special concert for Her Majesty Queen Sonja.

Most recently she has been a soloist with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lijepaja Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonica de la Region de Murcia. She is proud to be a Concordia Artist.