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British concert pianist & graduate of the Royal College of Music London. Irena Radić is an active soloist, chamber musician and piano tutor.
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An award-winning pianist and versatile chamber musician, Irena Radić is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied with Niel Immelman and Dina Parakhina as a Cotes-Burgan Scholar. She completed her Master of Performance degree with distinction in 2020, and also holds a First Class Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree (2018). Prior to that she attended the RCM’s Junior Department where she studied with Lynette Stulting, supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation and the Else and Leonard Cross Charitable Trust. As a recipient of the John Mortimer Award, Irena was selected as a Philharmonia MMSF Piano Fellow 2018-19, and was a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder 2018. She is also grateful to have received support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Hilda Martindale Educational Trust and the St Marylebone Educational Foundation. A finalist in the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition (2018), Irena won second prize in the RCM’s Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition (2018) and was a prizewinner at two international music festivals: Verão Classico Masterclasses (2017) (Portugal) and Alion Baltic International Music Festival (2017) (Estonia). Other awards include the Teresa Carreño Piano Prize (2014), Young Musician of the Year (2013) at both Peterborough and Oundle Music Festivals, the Head of Junior Programmes Prize (2013), and runner up in the Gordon Turner Memorial Competition (2013) receiving the May Edwards Memorial Prize. She was also chosen to perform at the Wigmore Hall as a prizewinner in the Jaques Samuel Junior Department Piano Festival (2012 & 2013). Irena has performed in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, The Forge, Bolivar Hall, Routh Hall, West Road Concert Hall and the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall. She has also performed in numerous masterclasses with pianists including Bruno Canino, Charles Owen, Cristina Ortiz, Eldar Nebolsin, Jura Margulis, Mikhail Voskresensky and Norma Fisher. Most recently, performances have featured works such as Rachmaninoff’s 10 Preludes Op.23, Brahms’ Piano Trio no.1 in B major, Prokofiev’s Five Melodies Op.35 for Violin & Piano, Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute & Piano, Schumann’s Three Romances Op.94 for Oboe & Piano and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D major Op.70 No.1 ‘Ghost’. Other recent performances have included Mozart’s Sonata in D for 2 Pianos, Schumann’s Humoreske Op.20, Shostakovich’s Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, a world premiere of Tantrum – a new work for Piano and Percussion by Nino Russell, and two performances of Bartok’s Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion. She regularly works with musicians including Martin James Bartlett (piano), Katherine Bryer (oboe), Sirius Chau (flute), and is a founding member Trio Tonada with David López Ibañez (violin) and Deni Teo (cello). With Swedish guitarist Jonatan Bougt, she creates new arrangements for their Guitar and Piano duo and their current programme includes Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye and Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes Op.34, which they have arranged with kind permission from Irina Shostakovich. In 2016 they won second prize at the Twents Guitar Festival in the Netherlands. Alongside her career as a concert pianist, Irena is a dedicated and passionate teacher who has a wide range of students of all ages and abilities. When working with children, her teaching is inspired by the Suzuki method, having studied with Jenny Macmillan from an early age. Irena teaches privately and, since 2020, as a Visiting Music Teacher at St Catherine’s School in Bramley. Irena also plays orchestral piano and celeste and has performed with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Diego Masson, Alexander Polishchuk, Peter Stark, Richard Dickins and Tim Lines in venues including Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square and the Royal Festival Hall. Recent performances include works such as Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloé, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite, Shostakovich’s Symphonies nos. 1 & 5, Bernstein’s West Side Story – Symphonic Dances, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Reich’s Three Movements for Orchestra and Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra.

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Song list

SOLO WORKS
Albeniz - Seguidillas from ‘Suite Española, Op.47 
Bach - Prelude & Fugue in B minor bk.II, BWV 893
Bach - Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Beethoven - Rondo in C, Op.51 no.1 
Beethoven - Sonata no.1 in F, Op.2 no.1 
Beethoven - Sonata no.8 in C minor, Op.13 “Pathetique  
Beethoven - Sonata no.15 in D major, Op.28 “Pastorale” 
Nadia Boulanger - Vers la vie nouvelle
Brahms - Three Intermezzi, Op.117 
Britten - Notturno (Night piece)
Carreño - Plainte Elegía No.1, Op.17
Carreño - Partie Elegía No.2, Op.18 
Chopin - Scherzo no.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31
Chopin - Etude Op.10 No.8 in F major
Debussy - Suite Bergamasque
Debussy - ‘La cathédrale engloutie’ from Preludes: Bk.1 no.10 
Debussy - Étude no.1 “pour les cinq doigts” 
Fauré - Nocturne in A-flat, Op.33 no.3 
Ginastera - Danzas Argentinas
Granados - La Maja y el ruiseñor (The Maiden & the Nightingale) - 'Goyescas'
Haydn - Sonata No.61 in D major Hob.XVI:51
Honegger - Sarabande
Liszt - Ballade no.2 in B minor
Liszt - Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Liszt - Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Liszt - Un Sospiro, no.3 from ‘Trois études de concert’ S.114 
Liszt/Schumann - Widmung
Liszt/Schumann - Frühlingsnacht
Medtner - Selection of Fairytales (4 Skazki Op.26, and Op.31 no.3)
Mendelssohn - Etude in B flat minor Op.104 No.1
Moszkowski - Etude in G minor Op.72 No.2
Mozart - Piano Sonata no. 12 in F K.332
Prokofiev - Piano Sonata no.5 in C, Op. 135 (revised) Prokofiev - Piano Sonata no.6 in A, Op.82
Prokofiev - Visions Fugutives (nos. 10 & 17)
Rachmaninoff - 10 Preludes Op.23
Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G major Op.32 no. 5
Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G-sharp Op.32 no.12
Rachmaninoff - Étude-tableaux in C minor Op.33 no.3 & in E-flat Op.33 no.6
Ravel - Sonatine
Ravel - Jeux d'eau
Scarlatti - Sonata in D minor K.1
Scarlatti - Sonata in B minor K.27
Scarlatti - Sonata in A major K.208
Scarlatti - Sonata in A major K.209
Scarlatti - Sonata in A major K.323
Scarlatti - Sonata in B minor K.377
Scarlatti - Sonata in E major K.380
Scarlatti - Sonata in D major K.490
Scarlatti - Sonata in D major K.491
Scarlatti - Sonata in D major K.492
Scarlatti - Sonata in C major K.513
Scarlatti - Sonata in Bb major K.551
Schumann (Clara) - 'Notturno' from Soirées Musicales Op.6
Schumann (Robert) - Humoreske in B-flat major, Op.20
Schumann (Robert) - ‘Abegg’ Variations, Op.1
Schumann (Robert) - Intermezzo from 'Faschingsschwank aus vien'
Schumann (Robert) - Romance in F-sharp major, Op.28 No.2
Schubert - Impromptu in E flat D.899/Op.90 no.2
Schubert - Sonata in A major D.664, Op. posth. 120
Scriabin - Sonata no.4 in F-sharp, Op.30 
Scriabin - Preludes from Op.11 (selection)
Carl Vine - Five Bagatelles (1994) 
Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph - Virtuoso 1  
CONCERTO WORKS
Beethoven - Piano Concerto no.2 in B-flat, Op.19
Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16             
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto no.5 “Egyptian”
Scriabin - Piano Concerto in F-sharp Minor
PIANO TRIOS (Violin, Cello & Piano)
Arensky - Piano Trio  
Beethoven - Piano Trio in D, Op.70 no.1 'Ghost'
Beethoven - Piano Trio in G, Op.1 no.2
Brahms - Piano Trio no.1 in B major
Rebecca Clarke - Piano Trio
Debussy - Piano Trio
Mozart - Piano Trio in C, K.548
Mozart - Piano Trio in G, K.564
Shostakovich - Piano Trio no.2 in E minor
PIANO DUO
Debussy - Petite Suite (Piano 4 hands)
Milhaud - Scaramouche (2 Pianos)
Mozart - Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major
Mozart - Adagio & Fugue in C minor K.546 & 426 (2 Pianos)
Poulenc - Elegie FP175 (2 Pianos)
Poulenc - l'Embarquement pour Cythère (2 Pianos)
Rachmaninoff - Suite no.1 (Fantasie-Tableaux) Op.5 (2 Pianos)
Ravel - Ma Mère l’Oye (Piano 4 hands)
Schubert - Fantasia in F minor D.940 (Piano 4 hands)
Shostakovich - Suite for 2 Pianos Op.6
Shostakovich - Concertino Op.94 (2 Pianos)
Shostakovich - Tarantella (2 Pianos)
Shostakovich - Merry March (2 Pianos)
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite (arr. 2 Pianos by Nicholas Economou)
Wagner - Vorspiel und Isoldens Liebestod (arr. 2 Pianos)
FLUTE & PIANO DUO
C. P. E. Bach - Sonata in G major for flute & piano Wq86
J. S. Bach - Sonata in E major for flute & piano BWV 1035
Barber - Canzone (flute & piano)
Bourne/Bizet - Carmen Fantasy (flute & piano)
Carmen - Entr'acte (flute & piano)
Casella - Sicilienne et Burlesque (flute & piano)
Chaminade - Concertino (flute & piano)
Dutilleux - Sonatine for Flute & Piano
Fauré - Fantasy (flute & piano)
Gade - Tango (flute & piano)
Kuhlau - Introduction & Rondo (flute & piano)
Kuhlau - Duo Brilliante (flute & piano)
Kuhlau - Six Divertissements Op.68 No.6 in C-Sharp minor (flute & piano)
Poulenc - Sonata for Flute & Piano
Isang Yun - Garak (flute & piano)
VIOLIN & PIANO DUO
Beethoven - Sonata for Piano & Violin no.5 in F major, Op.24 'Spring'
Beethoven - Sonata for Piano & Violin no.4 in A minor, Op.23
Boulanger (Lili) - D’un matin de printemps (violin & piano)
Boulanger (Lili) - Deux morceaux (violin & piano)
Debussy - Reverie arr. Violin & Piano
Debussy - Golliwog’s Cakewalk arr. Violin & Piano
Debussy - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair arr. Violin & Piano
Debussy - Clair de Lune arr. Violin & Piano
Debussy - La Plus que Lent arr. Violin & Piano
Debussy - Minstrels arr. Violin & Piano
Debussy - Le Petit Negre arr. Violin & Piano
Franck - Sonata for Violin & Piano
Korngold - Mariettas Lied from Die tote Stadt (arr. Violin & Piano)
Mozart - Sonata in F for Violin & Piano, K376
Prokofiev - 5 Melodies (Violin & Piano)
Schumann (Clara) - 3 Romances for Violin & Piano Op.22
Stravinsky - Divertimento from 'The Fairy's Kiss' (Violin & Piano)
GUITAR & PIANO DUO
Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Fantasia Op.145 for Guitar & Piano duo
Giuliani - Guitar Concerto (guitar & piano)
Hendrik Hofmeyr - Rapsodia notturna per chittarra e pianoforte (guitar & piano)
Haug - Fantasia for Piano and Guitar 
Ravel - Ma Mère l’Oye (arr. Bougt & Radić for guitar & piano) 
Ravel - Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn (arr. Bougt & Radić for guitar & piano)
Shostakovich - 24 Preludes op.34 (arr. Bougt & Radić for guitar & piano)
OBOE & PIANO DUO
Bozza - Fantasie Pastorale (oboe & piano)
Finzi - Interlude (arr. oboe & piano)
Grovlez - Sarabande et Allegro (oboe & piano)
Musgrave (Thea) - Night Windows (oboe & piano)
Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe & Piano
Schumann (Robert) - Abendlied (arr. oboe & piano)
Schumann (Robert) - Drei Romanzen Op.94 (oboe & piano)
Schubert (Robert) - Nacht und Träume (arr. oboe & piano)
Schubert (Robert) - No.2 (Langsam) from 5 Stücke im Volkston (arr. oboe & piano)
Schumann (Clara) - 3 Romances (for Violin & Piano) Op.22
VIOLA & PIANO DUO
Barry Mills - Evanescence (viola & piano)
Hindemith - Trauermusik (viola & piano)
OTHER
Adès/Madness - Cardiac Arrest
Bartok - Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion 
Berg - Adagio from Kammerkonzert for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
Bernstein - Prelude, Fugue & Riffs
Gurney - Sleep
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
Nino Russell - Tantrum for Piano and Percussion duo
Shostakovich - 5 Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano
Sköld - Scherzo for Oboe, Trumpet and Piano
ORCHESTRAL
Bernstein - West Side Story – Symphonic Dances (piano part)
Copland - Appalachian Spring (piano part)
Ginastera - Harp Concerto (celeste part)
Hesketh (Kenneth) - in ictu occuli (piano & celeste parts)
Knussen - Two Organa (piano part)
Benjamien Lycke - P.U.C.K (a new opera) (piano part)
Piazzolla - Libertango (piano part)
Poulenc - Les Mamelles de Triesias (piano part)
Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet Suite (piano part)
Ravel - Daphnis & Chloe (celeste part)
Reich - Three Movements for Orchestra (piano part)
Saint-Saëns - Symphony no.3 (Organ Symphony) (piano part)
Shostakovich - Symphony no.1 (piano part)
Shostakovich - Symphony no.5 (piano & celeste parts)
Shostakovich - Symphony no.6 (celeste part)
Stravinsky - Song of the Nightingale (celeste part)
Szymanowski - Violin Concerto no.1 (piano part)
Tailleferre - Concerto for 2 guitars and orchestra (celeste part)
Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite (celeste part)
Turnage - Crying Out Loud (piano & celeste parts)
Walton - Cello Concerto (celeste part)
Webern - Five Pieces for Orchestra (celeste part)

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Reviews

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Peterborough T, 8 years ago

"Music festival secretary, Felicity Kamminga, described Irena’s talent as startling and her performance capable of creating an electric atmosphere."

Laura S, 5 years ago

'Irena taught the piano to four of my children and made it exciting to learn. She is very clear in the word of her instruction but gentle and enthusiastic in her manner of delivery. My children ranged in ability from beginner to grade 8 when she came to us and all enjoyed her lessons and thrived under her guidance. We were lucky enough to get to see her perform in concert too! Her youth, experience and love of the instrument make her a super teacher.''