The Hearn Recital Room
Took place on Mon 18 Dec 2023, 1.10pm


Lunchtime Recital: Elena Toponogova Ensemble

The Hearn Recital Room
Took place on Mon 18 Dec 2023, 1.10pm

Elena Toponogova piano
Yuri Kalnits violin
Anna Ziman violin
Matt Johnstone viola
Julia Morneweg cello
Peter Cigleris clarinet

Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34, for clarinet, string quartet and piano
Stravinsky Three Pieces for string quartet
Medtner Piano Quintet in C major

The Elena Toponogova Ensemble is formed of six of London’s finest musicians comprising piano, clarinet, two violins, viola and cello. They made their début at London’s Conway Hall in March. Elena Toponogova is a concert pianist and chamber musician based in London. Her repertoire is primarily comprised of Russian music, with a particular focus on the music of Nikolai Medtner.

Elena has taken part in many international festivals including Chichester Festival, Bloomsbury Festival and Timani Music Festival in Oslo. She has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and appeared at the prestigious Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Salzburg Wiener Saal, Amaryllis Fleming Hall, V&A Museum, St.Martin-in-the-Fields among many others.

This recital is supported by the Oleg Prokofiev Trust