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Tuesday 11 October 2016
Alexander Receives Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship
Award-winning pianist Alexander Ullman, pictured above with Michael Loubser (left) and conductor Gergely Madaras (right), has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship, named after the famed composer and Royal College of Music alumnus.
Alexander, who studies with Ian Jones and Dmitri Alexeev, said: ‘I am completely thrilled to have received this award. It is a huge privilege for me which will open up avenues, in terms of artistic development, that I have as of yet been unable to explore. I feel very lucky to have been chosen for the Fellowship and will endeavour to make the most out of a spectacular opportunity!’
The Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship is provided by the Philip Loubser Foundation, which supports young talent in dance, music and theatre in collaboration with international institutes such as the Royal Ballet School, English National Opera, Toneelgroup Amsterdam and the RCM.
Michael Loubser, Creative Director of the Philip Loubser Foundation, notes that, ‘through this Fellowship the Philip Loubser Foundation celebrates Benjamin Britten the pianist, and in his name supports an outstanding recipient through the academic year and after graduation, supporting a special project to advance the Fellow’s solo career’.
Alexander has given concerts across Europe, Asia and America, including recitals at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ghione Theatre Rome, Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Beijing NCPA and La Jolla Arts Festival (California).
Alexander will be performing with other RCM musicians this Friday, 14 October at St Mary Abbots on Kensington High Street. His masterclass with Sir András Schiff at the RCM is available to watch below.