Evening Recital I
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E major, Op.109
Musto: Improvisation and Fugue
Debussy: Preludes (selection)
Chopin: Four Ballades
Evening Recital II
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15
Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op.118
Beethoven: “Hammerklavier” Sonata, Op.106
Lunchtime Recital I
Mozart: Sonata in F, K.332
Schumann: Études Symphoniques, Op.15
Lunchtime Recital II
Bach: English Suite No.5 in E minor, BWV 810
Bernstein: Touches (Chorale, 8 Variations & Fugue)
Rachmaninoff: Corelli Variations, Op.42
Praised for his intelligent playing, formidable technique and powerful interpretations, Ryan Drucker is a Belgian-born concert pianist currently based in Manchester. Since performing at the Wigmore Hall at the age of sixteen, Ryan has played in many distinguished venues throughout the UK and abroad in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain and Switzerland,
as well as having a live performance broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Awarded first prize in the Brant International Piano Competition, first prize in the piano category of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship and the Carnwath Scholarship, Ryan is currently completing the Artist’s Diploma course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ronan O’Hora and Martin Roscoe.
Ryan graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first-class BMus (Hons) and was awarded the Alfred Clay Scholarship for achieving the highest mark in an undergraduate final recital. He also won the RNCM Concerto Competition, subsequently playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 (Op.23) with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra in the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Ryan was also a recipient of the Yehudi Menuhin English Speaking Union Scholarship, enabling him to attend the prestigious Piano Masterclass International Series at Banff Arts Centre in Canada.
His previous teachers include Helen Krizos and Seta Tanyel. He has also studied alongside Bernard d’Ascoli, Eugen Indjic, Jonathan Biss, Kathryn Stott, Michel Beroff, Murray Perahia, Nelson Goerner, Noriko Ogawa, Pascal Rogé, Paul Badura-Skoda and Richard Goode.
Alongside his solo successes, Ryan is an avid chamber musician and has collaborated with Nicholas Daniel, Philip Higham, Matthew Jones, Alice Neary, Krysia Osostowicz and Rohan de Saram, as well as being a member of the Johannes Piano Quartet. He has received coaching from Hugh Maguire, Julius Drake, Kenneth Sillito and Ralph Kirshbaum, and from members of the Allegri, Castallian, Elias, Skampa and Talich string quartets.
Ryan, a Boise Foundation Scholar 2017, is extremely grateful to the Fergal O’Mahony Foundation, the Haberdashers' Company, Help Musicians UK, The Musician's Company Carnwath Scholarship and the Noswad Charity for supporting his studies.
Future engagements in 2020 include a performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 in London’s Barbican Concert Hall and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 with the Southbank Sinfonia.
phone number: +44 7540 837105