Virtuoso pianist to play at ACCS concert (near Eccleshall) June 4th

Young Russian star performer, Ilya Kondratiev

The next quarterly ACCS concert is on Sunday June 4th, featuring Ilya Kondratiev (piano) playing music by Chopin, Beethoven, Scarlatti, Handel and Liszt. 

Young Russian star performer, Ilya Kondratiev is a talented young pianist, who was taught in Russia and Germany before coming to the Royal College of Music in London, where he obtained a Master of Performance and is now studying on the prestigious Artist Diploma course. Ilya has performed as a soloist and chamber music player at venues across Europe and has won a series of piano awards in Paris, Birmingham, Tblisi, Hannover, Budapest and Weimar. Artist’s website:

He is being supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust [patron: Sir Antonio Pappano], which identifies highly talented young performers (aged 18-30) and assists them in developing repertoires and international performance careers:

The concert will be at 5:30pm on Sunday 4th June, at St Michael and all Angels Church, Adbaston, Stafford, postcode ST20 0QE (Located 4 miles west of Eccleshall)

Entrance is just £8 and light refreshments will also be offered. Tickets at the door or in advance via 01785-280490.

Note on the Adbaston Community Concert Society (ACCS): 

Each year, ACCS puts on four high-standard, usually classical concerts [occasionally jazz] in the mediaeval Adbaston church, which has very good acoustics.

Our aim is to make professional concert level music available in the semi-rural Staffs/Salops area, at an affordable price of £8: audience around 50 – 80 people, sometimes more.

We try to give a platform to regional and developing talents who will benefit from the exposure and in building their professional concert CVs

There are several local patrons and most concerts are kindly subsidised by Stafford District Arts Council and/or others e.g. Manchester Camerata offer a sponsored soloist for one concert per year, as part of the orchestra’s outreach programme.

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