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Sunday, June 12, 2022 ~ 4:00 PM (Doors Open at 3:30 PM)

$25 in Advance ~ $30 at the Door
Students $5  

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Typical of a music salon in 18th century Berlin, the brilliant young British pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen (2021 Breakthrough Award, 92nd Y, Wigmore Hall) with perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and a sampling of Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s underrepresented compositions.  


Songs Without Words, Op. 62, No. 5
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in F Major, BWV 880 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II)
Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
from Das Jahr, Nos. 1, 6, 13
J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 846 (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)
Ballade No.2 in A-flat major, op. 38

*The program is approximately 60 minutes in length.


Mishka Rushdie Momen was The Times Arts critics’ chosen nominee in the field of classical music for their 2021 Breakthrough Award, given by Sky Arts and The South Bank Show, who profiled her for an episode of the programme broadcast in July 2021. 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 the previous and current season include two solo recitals at Wigmore Hall, concertos with BBC NOW, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (play-direct) , Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, tours with Orchestre National d’île de France and Britten Sinfonia, solo and duo recitals at the Elbphilharmonie , Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y in New York City, 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,  a programme centered around  linked works 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, Sky Arts, 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. Committed to performing new music, Mishka Rushdie Momen has commissioned works by Nico Muhly and Vijay Iyer. 

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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Bar: Wine, beer, and soft drinks available.

The Stissing Center is presently requiring all attendees (aged 5 and older), staff, crew, and volunteers to present proof of vaccination for all in-person events. Mask wearing for those attendees is optional. Proof can include the CDC vaccination card, a photo/copy of the CDC vaccination card, or New York State’s Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus. (All children under the age of 5 must wear a mask.)


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