Vasili Karpiak

A recital by the young tenor Vasili Karpiak for the Trustees of The Wall Trust on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Vasili Karpiak

Vasili Karpiak was born in Grodno, Belarus. He studied at the Glinka Conservatory (Belarus) and then at the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow. He is currently working for a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music with Sally Burgess. Next year he will continue his studies at the Royal College of Music Opera School.

In addition to staged opera performances at the Royal College of Music, Vasili has performed in concerts for the Sussex Opera and Ballet Society and at the RCM including its Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012. He has participated in British Youth Opera workshops with Martin Lloyd-Evans and David Gowland.

Vasili is an A.H.F. Music Scholar supported by a Wall Trust Award, the Fidelio Trust, the Ann Driver Trust and the Henry Wood Trust. Vasili also enjoys the generous support of Serena Fenwick and Philip Carne.


Asiya Akperova

Russian pianist Asiya Akperova is currently studying with Julian Jacobson at the Royal College of Music for a Master of Performance in Piano Accompaniment.

Asiya began her musical education at the Special Music Comprehensive College in Kazan. In 2004 she entered the Kazan State Conservatoire, where she studied with Professor I. S. Dubinina. In 2009 she graduated with her Bachelor’s Diploma.
During the following three years Asiya worked as a teacher at Kazan Music School No. 15 and was very active as a performer.

In 2012 she won the "ALGARISH" grant from the Ministry of Science and Education of the Tatarstan Republic to enable her to continue her education at the Royal College of Music in London.

(Registered Charity No. 291535)


President:               Sir Kenneth Branagh

Vice Presidents:      Sir Thomas Allen CBE, Dame Merle Park DBE, Yevgeny Sudbin FRAM

Chairman:               Charles Wall


The Wall Trust aims to assist outstanding students of dance, drama and music whose financial circumstances would make it impossible for them to undertake, or complete, their advanced studies. The Trust does not fund students directly, but works closely with selected educational establishments with which it has agreements. These are currently the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Central School of Ballet, the Purcell School and the London Studio Centre.

The Wall Trust has supported more than 200 students since it was founded in 1985, many of whom have established highly successful careers.


‘The Bell’ - Gurilev
‘The Dream’ – Rachmaninov
‘It was in early Spring’ - Tchaikovsky
'Kuda, kuda' - Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky

‘Le Secret’ - Fauré
‘À sa Guitare’ - Poulenc
‘Parlami d’amore’ – Bixio

 Brief interval (15 minutes)

        ‘Fairy Tale’ for piano - Medtner
           Prologue - from ‘The Turn of the Screw’ - Britten
        ‘Nebbie’ - Respighi
           ‘Torna a Surriento’ - di Curtis 
           ‘Ah, la paterna mano’ - Macduff’s aria from Macbeth - Verdi
           'E lucevan le stelle" - from Tosca - Puccini


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