“Mishka Rushdie Momen plays the piano extraordinarily well, but it is the purity and depth of her musical feeling that impress me most. She has the rare ability to communicate the essential meaning of whatever she plays.“Richard Goode
Mishka Rushdie Momen, born in London 1992, studied with Joan Havill and Imogen Cooper at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has also periodically studied with Richard Goode. She has twice been invited by Sir András Schiff to participate in his summer class in Gstaad as part of the Menuhin Festival and he has also invited her to give recitals in Zurich Tonhalle, New York’s 92Y, Antwerp deSingel, and several cities in Germany and Italy for his 2016-17 “Building Bridges” Series. She played in the 2016 Marlboro and Krzyzowa Music Festivals and participated in Open Chamber Music at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. She will release her first commercial recording this year produced by Somm Recordings, appearing as one of the soloists in Mozart’s Triple Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
In November 2014 Mishka Rushdie Momen was unanimously voted the 1st Prize winner of the Dudley International Piano Competition and performed Bartok 3rd Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Seal at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. In September the same year she won 2nd Prize at the Cologne International Piano Competition. She was awarded the Prix Maurice Ravel at the 2013 Académie Ravel in St. Jean-de-Luz, France and gave three concerts at the Ravel Festival the following Spring. At the age of 13 she won 1st Prize in the Leschetizky Concerto Competition, New York.
Mishka has given solo recitals at the Barbican Hall, the Bridgewater Hall, The Venue, Leeds, St. David’s Hall , Cardiff and in the Harrogate, Cambridge Summer Music and Chipping Campden Festivals. Her concert experience includes most major London venues including the QEH, RFH, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, and abroad in New York, France, Germany, Prague, and Mumbai.