The innocent Mozart Sonata, quirkily accentuated Thomas Ades Mazurkas, and grand-scale tragical beauty of Scriabin’s Fantasy. With a fierce insight into her programme and excellent control of the instrument’s temperament she was performing on, Katya Apekisheva showcased the most alive and widest range of tones and colours. The mostly-Chopin second half was piano lovers’ paradise. There is always a danger in performing such well-known masterpieces because it could be a mere parade of Chopin’s beautiful melodies, nothing more. But Katya’s ability to digest and unlock them meant that we had a pleasurable ride of the characterful second half with the emotional tide. Most extraordinary was her unshakable confidence backed by the excellent technical ability and artistry to draw the audience into her musical world.