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Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Online Lecture

Performing with Toy Pianos

Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett

Toy pianos were first made in the 19th century. 

This lecture/recital tells the story of an instrument originally marketed at children, that subsequently made a surprising transition into the professional sphere and is currently enjoying unprecedented popularity as a concert instrument in its own right with a growing body of repertoire. This unusual miniature instrument provides a respite from the traditional implications of the grand piano and breaks the ice with audiences.

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Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett is an Assistant Professor in Music at the University of Nottingham. 

She is an innovative performer, composer and educator and has earned a reputation as a leading interpreter of uncompromising repertoire by living composers alongside masterpieces from the past. 

Her widely acclaimed recordings are available on Diatribe Records, Innova Recordings, Naxos Records, and TakuRoku. www.xeniapestovabennett.com

Image credit: Carla Rees

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