Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation

RTPF

GRANTEES

RTPF Musicians Covid Relief Grant awarded to

Nikita Lukinov

www.lukinoff.com

 

Nikita is a disciple of the Russian Piano School. In 2020 he was appointed as an “Emissary of the Muses of San Antonio”. His performances took place in Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Fazioli Hall. 

 
Mr Lukinov conveys the music with deceptive ease making his performances delightful entertainment.” – Leslie Howard.
 

Link to performances:
Scriabin, Valse op.38 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0AbdqwIBC0

Rachmaninov, Etude 1 op.39 
https://youtu.be/pJ3qMYE0YeM

Schumann, Symphonic Etudes op.13
https://youtu.be/Fp3txcPLReE

RTPF Musicians Covid Relief Grant awarded to

Albert Cano Smit

www.albertcanosmit.com

 
Spanish-dutch pianist. Born in Geneva, based in Barcelona and New York. Attracted to music ranging from Gibbons to living composers. A student of life and music, pursuing a professional career with the spirit of a music fan.
 
Link to performances:
YCA debut recital:
 
Bach: Art of Fugue selection
 
Schumann: Humoreske:

RTPF Musicians Covid Relief Grant awarded to

RTPF Musicians Grant 2021 Awarded to

Robert Fleitz

www.robertfleitz.com

 
Pianist and composer Robert Fleitz performs, commissions, and writes music to curate evocative, surprising, and often multi-disciplinary experiences for audiences. He is particularly interested in the curatorial responsibility and spiritual potential of the solo piano recital. He is based in New York City and Rīga, Latvia with his husband, the composer Krists Auznieks.
 
Link to performances:

RTPF Musicians Grant 2021
awarded to

Elliot Wuu

https://www.elliotwuu.com

Praised for his “power, speed and finesse of artists twice his age” (Tribune Star), 21 year-old Elliot Wuu has captured audiences with colorful tones, sensitive musicality and emotional depth in his music.  Wuu, a Young Steinway Artist, was named a 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, one of the most prestigious award bestowed every two years to two young pianists up to 22 years old.  Wuu is also a winner of the Salon de Virtuosi 2021 Career Grant. 
 
Link to performances

RTPF Musicians Grant 2021 Awarded to

Leandro Isaac Motta

 

Leandro Isaac Motta (24) is a Brazilian pianist currently living in Chicago (USA). An avid performer interested in a wide variety of repertoire (from Baroque to Contemporary music), he truly believes in music’s transcendent nature as well as its social and humanitarian power, connecting people through expression and emotion. Besides his works as a concert pianist, he is often involved in Chamber music and collaboration projects.

 
Link to performances:

L.V.Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.3 , Leandro Isaac and Campina’s Symphonic Orchestra – YouTube
(6) José Siqueira – Murucututú and Chiquinha Gonzaga – O Gaúcho – YouTube
(6) Herman Schreiner e Leandro Motta – Concertos 2019 – Beethoven – YouTube

 

RTPF Musicians Grant 2021
Grant awarded to

Héctor Melicoff Rosso

“Described by critic Ricardo Marcos as “a pianist with a strong poetic sense and subtle control of rhythm,” Héctor Melicoff Rosso has emerged as one of the leading Mexican performers of his generation. After winning the First Prize of the Premio Esperanza Cruz, he has continued to refine his skills under the guidance of the masterful Mexican pianist Jorge Osorio. He seeks to infuse his performances with great vitality, while achieving a very intimate relationship with the musical texts he works with.
 

Link to performances:
https://youtu.be/fU-7rKLPcdc
https://youtu.be/-v5csyxpFOU
https://youtu.be/IUJioeBtWeM

RTPF Musicians Grant 2021 Awarded to

Mao Thon

 

Born in 1999, Mao Thon is from Cambodia, 4th year student, receiving scholarship to study bachelor’s degree in classical piano performance at College of Music, Mahidol university, Thailand. He has interested and started to study the piano performance since he was twelve. There are many performances he joined during study including student concert in the university, and other university events.

 
Link to performances:

RTPF Musicians Grant 2021
Grant awarded to

Lamis Abdelshafy

Known for her dedication and passion for music, the 27 year-old Egyptian pianist was able to reach the highest degrees in her homecountry. She believes in the power of music in changing lives and elevating soceities. Her performances include solo, chamber music and orchestra collaborations in different cities of Africa, Europe and USA.  Currently based in Chicago, Lamis continues to enrich her knowledge and sharpen her skills as a concert pianist. 

 

Link to performances:

https://youtu.be/dFUyLvTaGmY
https://youtu.be/jVewod3Expo
https://youtu.be/sSUJVqpAua8

RTPF Musicians Covid relief granT Awarded to

Ignas Maknickas

https://www.ignasmaknickas.com/

In July 2021 Ignas Maknickas received “The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence” as the highest scoring graduate (Bachelor of Music) of the Royal Academy of Music. He is a recipient of the Molyneaux Prize, the ABRSM Scholarship Award and the Imogen Cooper Music Trust Scholarship.

 
Link to performances:
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
https://youtu.be/whTEVQ2OizI
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Aax7PZ_bko&ab_channel=IgnasMaknickas
Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIpgJkmScwk&ab_channel=IgnasMaknickas
Phillip Glass Opening from Glassworks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWu9VxVQ6Lg&ab_channel=IgnasMaknickas
 
The forthcoming performances:
November 24th, 5PM – Semi-finals of the Vendome Prize
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