Nafis Umerkulova


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    Five Preludes, Op. 16: V. Allegretto - Alexander Scriabin,
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    Four Preludes, Op. 22: I. Andante - Alexander Scriabin,
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    Four Preludes, Op.22: II. Andante - Alexander Scriabin,
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    Four Preludes, Op.22: IV. Andantino - Alexander Scriabin,
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    Five Preludes, Op. 16: IV. Lento - Alexander Scriabin,
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nafis began playing the piano at the age of five inspired by her mother who was a pianist.
She started performing from the age of seven and soon became a laureate of numerous piano competitions at home and abroad. Nafis graduated with Honours from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Passionate both as a soloist and a chamber musician, Nafis regularly performs in the UK and abroad. Her numerous performances in the UK include recitals in Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Glasgow City Halls, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony & Town Halls.
Nafis has also enjoyed performing internationally at the Tashkent State Conservatoire, Philharmonic Hall in Ljubljana, Casa della Musica in Arezzo, Florence Lyceum Club, Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio in Capri, La Casa de los Pianistas in Seville. Nafis is a recipient of numerous awards and prizes, which include the prestigious Myra Hess Award by Help Musicians UK, Edith Steinitz Prize and a 3rd prize at the International BRANT Piano Competition. Her performances have been broadcast for a BBC documentary about Schubert’s works, by national radio and television in Uzbekistan and Slovenia. In addition to her performing career, Nafis is highly enthusiastic about teaching and regularly dedicates time to sharing her experience with younger students. She is currently a member of the piano department at the Purcell School, Oxford Summer Piano School.


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