Three major works for piano by the Romanian Enescu, the Moravian Janacek and the Hungarian Kodaly performed on this CD with great clarity and finesse by the young pianist Nicola Meecham. Her long-held affection for the folk-inspired music of Eastern European composers has inspired the programme presented on this disc.
Nicola Meecham – Piano
Born in Bath, pianist Nicola Meecham studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, winning numerous competitive prizes including the Academy’s highest distinction, the Macfarren Gold Medal. Study awards included scholarships from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and from the Czech government to study in Prague. Since her debut for the Park Lane Group Twentieth Century Music Series in London, Nicola has performed throughout Britain and overseas in Belgium, Holland, Italy and the Czech Republic. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Dutch Radio and has appeared on BBC 2 television.
“A strong and commanding musician” – Financial Times
“She played the music of Janacek with extraordinary understanding” – Prague Evening News
“A superbly rhythmic and zestful performance by Nicola Meecham” – The Guardian
“A very special sort of pianist” – The Scotsman
On This Recording
- Nicola Meecham,