Elim Chan, conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano
Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden Suite
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor op. 21
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 2 in C minor op. 17 ‘Little Russian’
Elim Chan is one of the most interesting rising conductors on the music scene today. In 2014, she became the first woman to win the distinguished Donatella Flick Conducting Competition. Yulianna Avdeeva, winner of the Chopin Piano Competition in 2010, performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 2, an emotional and compellingly melodic work with the soloist firmly in the leading role throughout. The Snow Maiden is a character in Russian fairy tales. Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, sub-titled ‘Little Russian’, has been an audience favourite ever since its premiere.