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Launch of new Wisbech Music Society season on Friday

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Wisbech Music Society launches its 2019-2020 season on Friday with a performance by a pianist with an international reputation.

Twenty-eight-year-old Latvian-born Antonina Suhanova will treat the audience at Wisbech Grammar School’s Russell Hall to a concert featuring works by Schubert, Beethoven, Berg and Prokofiev.

The event heralding the start of the society’s 74th season starts at 7.30pm and tickets, priced at £10 – £7 for students over 18, accompanied children free – are available on the door or in advance from Fraser Dawbarns at 1-3 York Row, Wisbech.

Antonina Suhanova (20908020)
Antonina Suhanova (20908020)

Antonina, who was born in Riga, Latvia, started playing at the age of five and has performed all over the world, including at renowned festivals in the UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Latvia, Switzerland, Austria and Russia.

She gained First Class Bachelor of Music and Master of Performance degrees, both with distinction, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD, London).

Antonina has participated in masterclasses of such world-renowned pianists as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Idil Biret, Pavel Gililov, Jaques Rouvier, Steven Osborne, Matti Raekallio, Richard Goode, Robert Levin and Yefim Bronfman.

She has won competitions in Estonia, Slovakia, Italy, Spain and France and this year took the Help Musicians UK Transmission Fund award, the Making Music UK Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists award, and the Musicians’ Company award.

She received the William Brown prize in the Scottish International Piano Competition (2017) and was a nominee for the International German Piano Award in 2018.

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