• 31st Mar 2023
  • 7:30pm
  • £20.00

about this event

Russian pianist Victor Maslov was praised as “one of those
people who is close to all-round mastery of his repertoire” by the New York
Concert Review, following his performance at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie
Hall), New York.

In 2021, Victor graduated from the Royal College of Music,
London, having completed his Artist Diploma as a Carne Trust Junior Fellow, and
previously having received his Masters of Performance with Distinction and his
Bachelor of Music with a First class grade. At the RCM, Victor studied piano
with Professor Dmitri Alexeev and Head of Keyboard Professor Vanessa Latarche,
and conducting with Toby Purser, Head of Conducting. Upon his graduation,
Victor was announced as the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Rose Bowl for his achievements at the RCM, which was awarded to him by HRH
Charles, The Prince of Wales in May 2022. Throughout his studies, Victor has
been grateful for the support of the Ruth West Scholarship, the Eileen Rowe
Musical Trust Award, the Future of Russia Scholarship, the Munster Trust Award,
and the Talent Unlimited. Victor is the Keyboard Charitable Trust Artist, and
the Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme Artist.

Victor began his studies at the Gnessin Moscow Special School
of Music, where he was taught by his mother Olga Maslova. He later became a
scholar of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. Victor also
has received masterclasses from Sir András Schiff, Dmitry Bashkirov, Peter
Donohoe, Marios Papadopoulos, Tatiana Zelikman, and Leslie Howard.

Victor has been a prizewinner in several international
competitions. After winning the AntwerPiano International Competition in 2020,
he was invited to take part in the 2021 Classic Piano International Competition
in Dubai. Victor performed two solo rounds and three piano concertos for the
jury comprising Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Michel Beroff, Pavel Gililov, Jan Jiracek
von Arnim, Ewa Poblocka and others, and received the Second Prize.

Further successes include winning the First Prize at the 2nd
International Rachmaninoff Piano Competition (Moscow 2020), being Overall Prize
Winner of the 47th Concertino Praga International Radio Competition for Young
Musicians (2013), two-time winner of Concerto Competition (Royal College of
Music, 2015, 2018), winning the First Prize at the Musicale dell’Adriatico
piano competition (Ancona 2007), and the First Prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein
International Piano Competition (Paris 2004).

Additional prizes include Fourth Prize at the Vladimir
Horowitz International Competition for Young Pianists (Kiev 2012), Second Prize
at the Astana Piano Passion (Astana 2015), Second prize at Joan Chissell
Schumann Prize (London 2019), Third prize at the 6th Umanitaria Societa
Competition (Milan 2019), and the Second prize at the Kendall Taylor Beethoven
Piano Competition 2021 (London 2021). He gave his concerto debut at the age of
nine with the State Symphony Orchestra of Moscow and has since performed with
orchestras such as RCM Symphony, RCM Philharmonic, Symphonic Orchestra of Czech
Radio, Astana Opera Symphonic Orchestra, Kostroma Symphonic Orchestra, Penza
State Symphonic Orchestra, and the State Orchestra “New Russia”. Victor has
given solo performances at international music festivals across the UK,
Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Switzerland,
Russia, Israel, and the USA. Venues have included Royal Festival Hall, Queen
Elizabeth Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Elgar Room at the Royal
Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Smetana Hall and

Also available for Online Streaming

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L. Janacek – “On an overgrown path” 28’

Stravinsky – Agosti – “Firebird” 12’


M. Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition 34'

Promenade l

The Gnom

Promenade ll

The Old Castle

Promenade lll

The Tuileries: Children's dispute
after play


Promenade IV

Ballet of the unhatched chicks

Two Polish Jews: Rich and poor

Promenade V

The market at Limoges

Roman Catacombs – With the dead
in a dead language

Baba Yaga: The Witch

The Heroes Gate at Kiev


30th Anniversary


The Keyboard Charitable Trust’s mission is to help young
keyboard players reduce the element of chance in building a professional
musical career. The Trust identifies the most talented young performers (aged
18-30) and assists their development by offering them opportunities to perform
throughout the world. For the most gifted, this means débuts in London, New
York, Mexico, Berlin, Rome and other music capitals.

In collaboration with its partners worldwide, the Keyboard
Trust has developed a circuit of some fifty venues in seven principal
countries, from the most prestigious concert halls to locations where classical
music is rarely heard. Over the past thirty years, the Trust has presented
nearly 300 young international pianists, historic keyboard players and
organists (aged 18-30) in over 900 concerts worldwide.

With such notable musicians as the late Claudio Abbado,
Alfred Brendel and Evgeny Kissin among its trustees, this formula has proved
its worth: many Trust artists receive an offer of a new engagement, a
broadcast, a recording or management. Nearly half of the artists have subsequently
made serious professional musical careers.

Recent years have seen a further expansion of the Trust’s
work in Germany, Italy and Russia as well as in the USA where the distinguished
conductor, the late Lorin Maazel, invited the Trust to present its artists at
his Festival Theatre in Virginia. In the UK, we have an ongoing collaboration
with Manchester Camerata which provides concert performances in major
Manchester venues each year.

Recent highlights include Alexander Gadjiev being made a
‘BBC New Generation Artist’ for 2019-2021 and winning the Sydney International
Piano Competition 2021; Edward Leung being awarded the Philharmonia Orchestra’s
2021–2022 MMSF Piano Fellowship Thomas Kelly being selected as a finalist in
the 2021 Leeds Piano Competition; and Yuanfan Yang winning First Prize in the
2022 Casagrande International Piano Competition.

The Keyboard Charitable Trust is funded entirely by
voluntary donations. Detailed information about the Trust, how to become a
Friend, join the One Thousand Club or to provide corporate support, may be
found on our website.

This concert is fundraising for Cranleigh Arts

​CONDITIONS OF SALE – Tickets are non-refundable and
non-transferable – To ensure performances start on time, latecomers will not be
admitted until a suitable break in the programme


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