RMA Study Day & Film Screening at the British LIbrary

With the support of The British Library, The British Library Sound Archive, Musica Nova Academy and The Royal Musical Association

The RMA Study Day  ‘Revealing Medtner: Emerging Research and Repertoire’ will take place on Friday, 29 January 2016 at British Library’s Centre for Conservation (Foyle Room), 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Programme is as follows:

  • 9:40am – Registration at the Foyle Room
  • 10am – Welcome and morning session
  1. Nathan Uhl (Arizona State University): Beauty and Secrets: An Analytical Exploration of Medtner’s Sonata-Vocalise, Op. 41 No. 1
  2. Bradley Emerson (University of Texas Austin): Virtual Object and Reminiscing Agent in Nikolay Medtner’s Sonata-Reminiscenza, Op. 38 No. 1
  3. Wendelin Bitzan (Berlin University of Arts): Self-Quotation, Spiritual Narrative, and Hybrid Form. Reflections on Medtner’s Sonate-Ballade
  • 11:30am-1:15pm – lunch, Exhibition and Recording listening
  • 1:15pm – afternoon session
  1. Francis Pott (University of West London): ‘Born with sonata form?’
  2. Hanna Choi (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland): A practise-based approach to the piano sonatas of Nikolay Medtner
  3. Satoru Takaku (Nihon University, Tokyo): Making critical edition of Medtner’s piano music — problems and a possible solution
  • 2:45-3:15pm – coffee break
  • 3:15-4:15pm – Keynote Speech. Christoph Flamm (University of Music Lübeck): ‘Researching and teaching, playing and preaching: What do we do with Medtner in the 21st century?’
  • 4:15-4:30pm – closing remarks and end of the Study Day

Should you wish to attend, please register your interest by filling the form below. The entry fee  (£18, £10 for RMA members) must be paid to alexander_karpeyev@yahoo.co.uk via PayPal . Unless you have a Paypal account already, you can register hereNB the entry fee is for the participation in the Study Day only, however a series of other events organised around the study day will be free of charge to all delegates.  

After the Study Day, a film screening will take place at the Musica Nova Academy, only 7 minutes walk from the British Library. Aida Soboleva’s ‘Mystery of Medtner’ was premiered in Moscow at the 2013 international conference ‘The Medtner Family in Russian and World Culture’.  The film is in Russian, however English subtitles have been especially created for the British premiere! The film is one hour long. Please confirm your attendance by filling the form below. The entry is free. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Study Day and the film screening!