The representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted a piano concert “Tales of Russian Winter” dedicated to Tchaikovsky performed by Konstantin Lapshin. London-based Russian pianist, Konstantin is a prize-winner of more than 15 national and international competitions.
The programme of the concert included pieces by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky from the "Four Seasons" series, as well as concert suite from ballets "The Nutcracker" and "Sleeping Beauty."
After graduating with honors from the Moscow Conservatory and getting a Masters degree from the Royal College of Music, Konstantin was awarded with Chappell Gold Medal and the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl - the highest RCM award, and consequently played for HRH Prince of Wales.
"Any musician who receives Russian musical education, should consider himself lucky, - says Konstantin, - because it is one of the best schools out there, maybe even the best."
Konstantin has given performances at various concert halls across the Europe including the Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Steinway Hall, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, the Salle Cortot in Paris, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. Konstantin’s CD with recordings of pieces by Schumann and Tchaikovsky-Pletnev was highly esteemed by a prestigious American magazine Fanfare. Musician’s recordings were aired on the "Orpheus" radio station, as well as on the National Radio of Serbia and Poland.
The concert was led by actress and singer Alexia Mankovskaya.
Since 2012, Konstantin teaches at the Royal College of Music. In 2014 Konstantin was invited to play Rachmaninov's Concerto no.3 with Odessa Philharmonic and Grammy award-winning conductor and pianist Mikhail Pletnev as part of Rachmaninov Festival. The performance was organised in memory of the victims of the war in Ukraine. Musician’s appearances in 2017 include concerts in England, Russia, Finland and Germany, as well as a debut concert in Berlin.