26 RAJESHKUMAR Kausikan

RAJESHKUMAR Kausikan
United Kingdom
age 27

Scuola di Musica di Fiesole 2014–2015
Accademia Pianistica di Imola 2014–2015
Royal College of Music, London 2011–2014
University of Cambridge 2008–2011

Kausikan Rajeshkumar (born 2 January 1990) has performed extensively across the UK and abroad, including at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. He won the International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists in Weimar in 2009, and the prize for improvisation. More recently, he won thefirst prize at the Parnassos International Piano Competition and the International Piano Competition María Herrero, second prize at the Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition 2013, first prize at the RCM Schumann and Beethoven Competitions and the Hopkinson Gold Medal at the RCM. His teachers have been Eliso Virsaladze, Leonid Margarius, Ian Jones and Tessa Nicholson. He has studied at the University of Cambridge, the Royal College of Music, the Accademia Pianistica di Imola and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

First round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor (WTK I)
BEETHOVEN Sonata no. 30 in E major op. 109
CHOPIN Etude in F major op. 10/8
LISZT Concert Etude ”Waldesrauschen”
DEBUSSY Etude no. 11 ”Pour les arpèges composés”
TAKEMITSU Rain Tree Sketch I (1982)

Second round

IMPROVISATION
SIBELIUS Opus 76: VII Affettuoso; Bagatelles op. 34: II Air de danse, V Boutade
SCARLATTI Two Sonatas in D minor, K. 213 and K. 141
SCRIABIN Sonata no. 2 op. 19
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke op. 12: I Des Abends, II Aufschwung, III Warum?, IV Grillen, V In der Nacht, VI Fabel, VII Traumes Wirren, VIII Ende vom Lied

Finals

SCHUMANN Piano Quintet op. 44
CHOPIN Piano Concerto no. 1 op. 11