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"In 2020, Riyad will be performing for Bideford Music Club, Dartford Grammar School, Oriental Club and St Nicholas Church at the UK amongst other concerts. 

*Please subscribe to Riyad's Youtube channel to follow up on new videos: Enjoy watching recent vidoes including Ligeti Fanfares  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri40AiuFxmc, and Bach Prelude and Fugue Book 2, No. 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=997aujGQ9w8

" In April 2019, Riyad has joined the stage with Dame Mitsuko Uchida for a concert at Cadogan Hall in London raising £90000 for "Hands up for Syria" organization.

*In August 2018 Riyad won the Grand Slam/ First Prize at the International Liszt Ference Piano Competition. 

*In December 2017 Riyad won the mid-day Manchester audition and will be making his debut at the Birdgwater Hall in Manchester in 2018-2019. 

 *Riyad has recentely been invited to teach Piano at the Junior Department of Guildhall School of Music from September 2017.

*In April 2017 Riyad won the Gold Medal at the Berliner International Piano Competition and will be presented by Manhattan Concert Artists. 

* New Video recording of a Syrian Compositions  by Kareem Roustom and Chopin Nocturne Op.9, No. 3 can be found at VIDEOS

* ITV Border interview Riyad about Syria before performing for Carlisle Music Society and video can be found at VIDEOS

 *In August 2016, Riyad has been sellected as one of 24 finalists to complete at the Busoni International Piano Competition in August 2017.

*In June 2015 The Countess of Munster Trust has exceptionally sellected Riyad as an artist for a 2nd year. He will be giving regular solo recitals  at many prestigious music socities at the UK and abroad, including some concerto performances with orchestras during the next season 2015-2017.

 *In June 2015 Riyad graduated with distinction in Master of Performance from the Royal College of Music .

* Recent reviews from Sunderalnd amd Cockermouth Societies can be found be clicking on Sunderland or Cockermouth

*In June 2014 Riyad has been selected as an artist at The Couness of Munster Concert Scheme.

 *A recent review on 1s prize winner concert of Norah Sande Award "Riyad Nicolas" can be found be clicking on Eastbourne review

*In February 2014 Riyad won the Gold Medal at the prestigious Chappell Medal Piano Competition at the Royal College of Music.

"In July 2013 Riyad won the 1st prize in Norah Sande Award Piano Competition and will be performing in Eastbourne and Cambs in the UK as part of the prize. Please go to "Concerts" section for more updates.

* The success of his Beethoven Emperor Concerto performance with London Chamber Orchestra led to a considerable fund raising of over £150000 for The International Rescue Committe (for Syria) at the UK. Samples of videos can be seen by clicking on VIDEOS

* In February 2012 , Riyad was chosen as one of the Tillett Trust’s Young Artist Platform Scheme. Very recentely in October 2012 he made his debut in Wigmore debut and soon he will be making his debut in Cadogan Hall performing Beethoven 5th Concerto with the London Chamber Orchestra. In addition he will be performing in many prestigious festivals in the UK and also in Spain.

*Riyad is working on his CD recording offer in France being the 1st prize winner of Francaix International Piano Competition. 

*Teaching: In addition to Riyad's performance career, Riyad has an extensive teaching experience having started to teach the Piano from 2007 till now. He is now teaching at the JD of Guildhall School of Music and Dartford Grammar School. For private teaching please email info@riyadnicolas.com




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Concerts :
 
Concerts 2020
Date Location Programme
 2 February 2020 ,
  3 pm

 The Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AN 1ES

http://www.bidefordmusicclub.org.uk/

 

 To include some Classical and Romantic compositions
 31 March 2020 ,
  7:30 pm

 Dartford Grammar School, The Mick Jagger Center, West Hill, Dartford, DA1 2HW

 

 To include some Classical and Romantic compositions
 20 May 2020 ,
  7 pm

 The Drawing Room at the Oriental Club, Stratford House, Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES

http://www.orientalclub.org.uk/Club-Events/Events-Calendar-2017.aspx

 

 To include some Classical and Romantic compositions
 12 June 2020 ,
  7 pm

  St Nicholas with St, Mary Magdalene, Church Street, Chiswick, London, W4 2PH

 

 To include some Classical and Romantic compositions
 
Concerts 2019

Date Location Programme
11 January 2019 ,
  7:30 pm

Organized by "Hexam and District Music Society " 

 To include Beethoven Sonata Op.27, No. 1 and Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
 1 February 2019 ,
  1 pm

 The Bridgwater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3WS

http://www.brigwater-hall.co.uk/

"Manchester Mid-day series"  

 

 To include Beethoven Sonata Op.27, No. 1 and Scriabin Sonata No. 5
 2-9 April 2019 ,
 

 Knox College, 2 East South St, Galeburg, IL 61401 , USA

 

 

 to include some masterclasses, solo and Chamber Music Concerts
  26 April 2019 ,
  1:00 pm

 St Barnabas church, North Ealing, W5 1QL

http://www.barnabites.org/page/12/friday-lunchtime-concerts

 

 To include some works by Tchaikovsky
  27 April 2019 ,
  1:00 pm

 Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

http://www.hebdenbridgepianofestival.com

 

 To include some works by Tchaikovsky
  12 June 2019 ,
  7:30 pm

 Cadogan Hall, London,5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London, SW1X 9DX

https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/music-for-syria/

 

 To include some works by All Succari and Liszt
  18 June 2019 ,
  7:00 pm

 All Saints' Church Farley, Salisbury,SP5 1AH

http://www.farleymusic.co.uk/tuesday-18th-june-7-00pm-riyad-nicolas-piano/

 

 To include some works by Beethoven, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Liszt and others
  21 September 2019 ,
  1:00 pm

 Queen's Hall Arts Centre, 1-2 Beaumont St, Hexham, NE46 3LZ

"Hexham and Distrcit Music Society Music Society "  

 

 To include Brahms Variations on a theme by Paganini Book 1 and other major works by Chopin and Schumann
  16 October 2019 ,
  7:30 pm

 The Assembly Hall, King's Lynn Town Hall, Norfolk, PE30 0DQ

"King's Lynn Music Society "  

 

 To include Beethoven Sonata Op.27, No. 1
  6 November 2019 ,
  7:30 pm

 Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Center, York St, Clitheroe, BB7 2DJ

http://clitheroeconcerts.org

 

 To include some works by Chopin
   
Concerts 2018
Date Location Programme
5 February 2018 ,
  1 pm

 St Lawrence Jewry Guildhall Yard London EC2V 5AA

http://www.stlawrencejewry.org.uk//

 

 To include Schumann Fantasiesctucke Op. 12 
6 July 2018 ,
  7:30 pm

  Aegean Arts Festival, Crete, Greece

 

  To include works by Beethoven and Liszt 
 10 July 2018 ,
  2 pm

 St Mary's Perivale Church, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8SS

http://www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-001.shtml

 

 To include Schumann Fantasiestucke Op. 12
15 July 2018 ,
  2:30 pm

  Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Pl, Hamspstead, London NW3 1NG

Organized by "Musicians for Peace and Disatmament" 

 To include works by Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel 
     25 September 2018 ,
  7:30 pm

 Sunderland Pottery Room,   Museum and Winter Gardens, Burden Road, Sunderland.

"The Sunderland Pianoforte Society" http://sunderlandpianofortesociety.org/

 

 To include Schumann Fantasiestucke Op.12
 7  October 2018 ,
  7:30 pm

Staller Hall, Chetham's School of Music, Lonf Millgate, Manchester M3 1DA  

 https://celebratingsyria.org/portfolio/a-bridge-for-peace-classical-music-concert/

  Progrmme to include Chopin Sonata No. 3
  October 2018 ,
  7:30 pm

Ripon Cathedral, Minster Road, Ripon HG4   "Ripon Cathedral Concert Society-UK"" http://www.riponconcerts.co.uk/

 

 

 To include Chopin Sonata No. 3

"For previous concerts please click on ".........Concerts in Year 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011