Music Recital - Chaturika Rajapakse

Music
  • Venue

    Cathedral

  • Time

    3:15 PM

  • Price

    FREE

Free music recital

Chaturika is a professionally qualified pianist and has given solo piano recitals at various venues in the heart of Central London.  Chaturika completed the Professional Performers Diploma in Piano – the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music London(L.R.S.M) in 1998.  Chaturika has gathered a diverse repertoire that spans Baroque to 21st-century music. 

Alongside her solo performances, Chaturika also spends her time as an accompanist in support of other musicians and was once an integral part of a West London-based Choral Society for three years. She contributed as the pianist in their annual summer and winter concerts with guest soloists from the English National Opera. Chaturika also enjoys donating her time and skills to charities by performing at various fund-raising events.

Chaturika had her piano education in Sri Lanka with Bridget Halpe.  In London, Chaturika was able to privately study under Brazilian concert pianist Cristina Ortiz, Cristopher Elton, and Albert Sassmann.  Chaturika’s debut performance as a professional pianist was at the age of fourteen when she was the piano
accompanist for Mozart Requiem excerpts for a series of concerts. In 1999, she won a local competition and received a summer musical Scholarship in the UK to follow an Advanced Pianists course.

Chaturika is described as a “selfeffacing pianist of quiet charm”. Chaturika’s talents are not confined to the piano. She is employed in a world-renowned Wall Street American Financial firm. In addition to music qualifications, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computing and Pure Mathematics with First Class Honours and Post Graduate qualifications with Distinction from the University of Surrey, UK.


Piano Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI:34
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)


Adagio from Concerto Nº 3 in
D minor, BWV 974
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) /
Marcello


Chôros No 5( Alma Brasileira )
Valsa da Dor
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959)

 

Lieder
Franz Schubert (1797–1828),
transcribed by Franz Liszt


Ständchen
Auf dem Wasser zu singen