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Mishka Rushdie Momen, solo piano

solo piano

Sunday Concert

Livestream with Ticket Reservation

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A young musician who is fast on the rise as a recitalist and chamber musician, we present the DC-debut of British pianist, Mishka Rushdie Momen. A regular musical partner with cellist Steven Isserlis, she has also been championed by Sir András Schiff, and received the UK Times Newspaper’s 2021 Artist Critics’ nomination for the Breakthrough Award, cementing her place as a pianist to watch. Rushdie Momen presents a deftly balanced program of music by Bach, Chopin, William Byrd, Prokofiev, Ligeti, and Schubert.

This event will be broadcast live from the Music Room on Sunday, March 13 at 4 PM. To reserve a ticket, follow the link above to register. All registered ticket holders will receive a link directing them to a livestream webpage where the performance can be accessed. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance “On Demand” for 48 hours following the broadcast time. 

  • Concert guests 12 years of age and over must show proof of vaccination or a same-day negative COVID-19 test.
  • Concert guests over the age of two must wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at all times, regardless of their vaccination status.
  • The Music Room is now able to operate at 1/2 capacity. However, given the intimate nature of the setting, we can no longer follow strict social distancing guidelines. All in-person guests may be seated next to, in front of, or behind other vaccinated and masked concert guests.

Mishka Rushdie Momen was The Times Arts critics’ chosen nominee in the field of classical music for their 2021 Breakthrough Award. This award is given by Sky Arts and The South Bank Show who profiled her for an episode of the programme to be broadcast in July. She appears in recitals and concerto performances worldwide, and Sir András Schiff has presented her in recitals in Zurich Tonhalle, 92Y in New York City, deSingel, Antwerp, and other venues across Europe. 

Highlights of recent and future performances include a debut solo recital at Wigmore Hall, concertos with BBC NOW, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, tours with Orchestre National d’île de France and the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra, and solo and duo recitals at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. , and the Vancouver Recital Society. Four recitals with Steven Isserlis were streamed and broadcast live from Wigmore Hall during the 2020-2021 season, a partnership described as “compelling” (The Times ****), “delicately matched” (The Guardian ***** ) and “altogether wonderful” (The Telegraph *****).  

Her debut solo recording, “Variations”, was released in October 2019 by SOMM Recordings, for which she commissioned works by Nico Muhly and Vijay Iyer responding to a programme of linked Variations by Robert and Clara Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms. She also appears on the same label as one of the soloists in Mozart’s Triple Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Her playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio and Television, Classic FM, PBS television in the United States, France Musique, New York’s WQXR, and Canada’s CBC, which featured Variations as a Record of the Week. 

Mishka Rushdie Momen studied with Joan Havill and Imogen Cooper at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  She also studied periodically with Richard Goode, and at the Kronberg Academy with Sir András Schiff.  This study was generously funded by the Henle Foundation.

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