The Sunday Series returns with a very special one off concert with Leeds International Piano Competition 1st Prize Winner Alim Beisembayev
Alim Beisembayev was born in Kazakhstan in 1998 and began playing the piano at the age of 5. He moved to study at the Central Music School in Moscow in September 2008 and later that year, he won the International Television Contest for Young Musicians ‘Nutcracker’ which led to wide exposure around Russia from a young age. By the age of 12, Alim had played with numerous orchestras and conductors and after two years in Moscow, he pursued his studies at the Purcell School for Young Musicians where he was taught by Tessa Nicholson. In addition to his already wide performing experience, Alim won several prizes during his time at the Purcell School including the First Prize at the Junior Cliburn International Competition in the US.
In 2016, Alim continued studying with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music where he was supported by a generous scholarship. He achieved numerous successes the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Competition which led to his Wigmore Hall recital debut in June 2018.
Beisembayev won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2021, performing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Manze. He also took home the medici.tv Audience Prize and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Prize for contemporary performance.
His forthcoming recitals include debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (under Case Scaglione), BBC Symphony Orchestra (Clemens Schuldt), RCM Symphony Orchestra (Sir Antonio Pappano), SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart (Yi-Chen Lin) and St. Petersburg State Academic Capella (Henry Cheng). Recent and forthcoming recitals include the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Oxford Piano Festival, Bath Mozartfest, St George’s Bristol, and Chopin Institute in Warsaw. His debut release with Warner Classics was released in September 2021 — an EP featuring Scarlatti, Ligeti and Ravel.