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Ignas Makicknas (piano)

Friday January 12, 2024 at 19:30
Outwood Academy Foxhills, Scunthorpe
£18; full time students and accompanied schoolchildren - free
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  1. Nocturne No 8 in D flat Op 27 No 2 - Fryderyk Chopin
  2. Fantasie in C Op 17 - Robert Schumann
  3. Sonata for Piano No 21 in B flat D 960 - Franz Schubert

In July 2021 Ignas Maknickas received “The Queen’s Award for Excellence” as the highest-scoring graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. In June 2023 Ignas became the winner of Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International Auditions. He has taken First Prize at the XIX Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Youth in Szafarnia, First Prize at the XX Piano Competition 'Young Virtuoso' in Zagreb, Third Prize at the Aarhus Piano Competition and, in 2021, was the semi-finalist of the Vendome Prize.

Ignas has appeared with the Aarhus Symphony, Alicante Philharmonic, Dartington Festival Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony, Lithuanian State Symphony, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra.

2023-24 highlights include Mozart K 467 with London Mozart Players in London, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2 with Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in Indiana and solo recital at the Wigmore Hall in London.

Today I heard a great artist ready to take the world by storm. But not only for his extraordinary natural technical skill but for his intelligence and simple but profound musicality.’ Christopher Ashworthy, Musical Commentary

Ignas is kindly supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Fund

Outwood Academy Foxhills
2 Foxhills Road
DN15 8LJ

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