“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. She has also privately studied with Richard Goode and Sir Andras Schiff, who 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. . A committed chamber musician whose partners have included Steven Isserlis, Midori, Daniel Phillips, Krzysztof Chorzelski, and members of the Endellion and Artemis String Quartets, she played in the 2016 Marlboro and Krzyzowa Music Festivals and participates in Open Chamber Music at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. She has been invited to play in the “Chamber Music Connects the World” Festival in Kronberg this year in May, and released her first commercial recording this year produced by Somm Recordings to critical acclaim, 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.