Tamila Salimdjanova batting in Leeds for all her fans in Ealing .
Tamila Salimdjanova at St Mary’s.
Surrounded by friends and admirers for a try out recital before her performances at the Leeds International Piano Competition .
Tamila was one of the 24 selected from the auditions held worldwide who will compete from the 6th September in Leeds.
(Tamila Salimdjanova plays on the 8th at 16.20 all streamed on the LPC website)
Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of Hugh Mather, Roger Nellist and their splendid team at St Mary’s, Tamila was able to play to a sold out hall yesterday afternoon.
Under the eagle eye of her mentor Vanessa Latarche ,head of piano studies at the RCM and herself a former star pupil of our much missed Eileen Rowe of Ealing , showing the same passionate concern for her star pupil today.
A surprise visit from her great pianist friend Aleksandar Pavlović completed an afternoon of magnificent music making.
From the sublime colours of her Debussy Estampes ,a scintillating account of the 7th Sonata by Prokofiev with a slow movement of sublime beauty.
Schubert impromptus op 90 n.1/3 and the monumental Sonata by Liszt showed off all her intelligent musicality and sensitivity to every nuance.
All best wishes for the success in Leeds that she truly deserves