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Elizaveta Kopelman

Elizaveta Kopelman
Elizaveta Kopelman was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. She studied at the Central School of Music with Dina Parakhina, and started her performing career from the early age. She moved to England in 1991 to study with Arnaldo Cohen at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she won numerous prizes and awards. In 1995 Elizaveta was selected for representation by the prestigious Young Concert Artist Trust in London. She has appeared as a soloist throughout the UK, Europe, USA and South America including debut recitals and concerti at the Purcell Room, Harewood House, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Opera House, Le Salle Cortot, Bridgewater Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, among others. Her chamber music collaborations include violinists Priya Mitchell, Lucy Gould, Shmuel Ashkenasi, violist Jeanne Mallow and Michael Klotz, cellists David Geber, Julia Lichten, Nathaniel Rosen and Alexander Chaushian, the Leopold String Trio, Ying Quartet, Jupiter Chamber Players, and members of the Vermeer String Quartet, New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestras. Elizaveta has appeared at such festivals as the Mozarteum Argentino, Flanders (Belgium), Mecklenburgh ( Germany ), Pharos ( Cyprus ), Summit ( USA ) and Cratfield ( UK ), where in 2004 she performed Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues.

At the opening of the 1999/2000 seasons she performed Mozart’s Concerto K.467 at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Chamber Orchestra. Other concerto performances include Rachmaninov Paganini Variations with the London Concert Orchestra and with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich Concerto No.2 with the London Philharmonic, Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven Concertos nos.4 & 5 with the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra, and the Schumann Concerto with the Guildford Philharmonic. In February 2002 Elizaveta performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with New York Chamber Symphony at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. In the past few years she has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East.

2009/2010 highlights included tours of Italy, Spain and Holland with the Kopelman Quartet, performances of Arensky and Tchaikovsky piano trios at the Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, and the recording of Shostakovich Violin Sonata with Shem Guibbory for MSR Classics.

Elizaveta has given live broadcasts for both BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, made several TV appearances worldwide, and recorded for Naxos and Boston Records. She has given solo and chamber music master classes in Europe and the United States. Together with violinist Alina Komissarova and cellist Roberto Trainini, Elizaveta has formed ‘Anton Rubinstein Trio’, that received much critical acclaim during their debut tour of Italy in the spring of 2011. She also performs regularly with her father, violinist Mikhail Kopelman, former leader of the Borodin String Quartet.
Future engagements include recitals and chamber music appearances in the United States and Canada, as well as several European tours and master classes. The recording of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Piano Quintet with the Kopelman Quartet is now available on Nimbus label.

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