Lunchtime Concert: Angelina Kopyrina, piano

Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.

Concert Programme

Bach-Busconi - Chaconne in D minor 
F Chopin - Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
F Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1 in A major, S. 514 ​​​​​​​

Russian pianist Angelina Kopyrina was accepted, aged six, into the Central Music School (held at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory), where she studied under acclaimed pianist and pedagogue, Valery Piassetski. At 14, Angelina performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra in Yaroslavl, and won Second Prize at the fourth International Nikolai Rubinstein Piano Competition, in Paris, France. 

Angelina continued her studies under Nina Sereda at Trinity College London, where her natural virtuosic, passionate and powerful interpretations led to performances of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at the Barbican Hall, London as well as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Dukes Hall, Royal Academy of Music and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Angelina has won several UK and European competitions including the Czech Republic International Competition; the Moray Piano Competition, in Elgin; and Second Prize at The Hastings Music Festival Piano Concerto competition. 

Angelina returned to Moscow in 2008, successfully completing a Masters in Music under Vladimir Tropp at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. During this time she gave concerts at the Big and Small Hall at Moscow Conservatory; Rachmaninov’s Hall; Moscow Philharmonic Hall; the Sviatoslav Richter Museum and the Gnessin Academy's Big Hall.

In 2018, Angelina commenced her PhD studies at Chichester University. She is researching the author’s editions and the problems of interpretations surrounding Rachmaninov’s Piano Sonatas No. 1 and No. 2.