Lunchtime Piano Recital – Marianna Kapsetaki
Tue 14 November at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
Dr Marianna Kapsetaki is a classical pianist, neuroscientist, and medical doctor.
She has been presented with over 110 awards/scholarships, such as being included in the Forbes “30 Under 30” list, 1st prize in 12 international and national piano competitions, the UNESCO Medal, an Honorary Award from the Rotary Club ‘El Greco’, the Citizens of Honour Award from the Municipality of Hersonissos Crete, and a scholarship from the Athens Megaron Music Friends Society and ‘World in Harmony’ Association conferred by HRH Princess Irene at the Gina Bachauer Awards. She was a finalist for the Next Generation Women Leaders Award by McKinsey & Company, the Study UK Alumni Awards of the British Council, the Greek International Women Award, the UK Women of the Future Award, and the Imperial College London Emerging Alumni Leader Award.
Marianna has performed over 160 concerts to date appearing at venues such as Cadogan Hall (London), St John’s Smith Square (London), St George’s (Bristol), Albert Long Hall (Istanbul), Stadthalle Graz, Athens Megaron, Cheltenham Town Hall, Britten Theatre (London), Aegean Arts International Festival, and has performed concerti by Grieg, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and Poulenc with major orchestras under prominent conductors including Oliver Gooch, James Blair, and George Petrou. She enjoys regular invitations from radio and television where the 3 CD recordings with her twin sister are played and has been featured in international media outlets including BBC News, The Guardian, and Classic FM.
She started playing piano at the age of 9 with a full scholarship from the Minoan Conservatory of Heraklion where she obtained a Piano Soloist Diploma (1st Hons, Distinction, 1st Prize) at the age of 17 and received further lessons with Dimitris Toufexis until 2013 and then with Professor Emeritus of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Christopher Elton. Following her Medical Degree (1st Hons), she obtained a MSc (Distinction) in Performing Arts Medicine from University College London, a PhD in Neuroscience from Imperial College London, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at University College London where she also taught as Guest Lecturer, and is currently undertaking specialty training in Neurosurgery. She has mentored/supervised over 40 students and has been invited to give over 80 talks/presentations, including at Harvard University, University of Oxford, and TEDx.
Chopin 24 Preludes op.28
Liszt Spanish Rhapsody