Chopin and Cognac

London, United Kingdom


6:00 PM
Adults £55, Adult concessions £40 (includes concert, cognac tasting and food pairings)


Be a part of this journey in which the Gourmand World award-winning cognac expert Michelle Brachet and internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Cyrill Ibrahim take you on a voyage of discovery for all your senses.

As Cyrill heightens your emotions by performing artistically linked and sensually enhancing music by famous composers, Michelle acquaints you with the wonders of the magical, golden and noble spirit of cognac, culminating in a captivating and exclusive evening of music, aromas, taste and enlightenment.

Immerse yourself in this uniquely creative and collaborative world in which Michelle and Cyrill touch, tickle and tantalise your senses at every level.

6.30pm – Doors/bar

7.00pm – Cyrill Ibrahim piano recital
  Chopin Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58
  Chopin Barcarolle, Op.60
  Chopin Polonaise, Op.53

8.00pm – Michelle Brachet guided cognac tastings & food pairings

Cyrill Ibrahim is a concert pianist who lives in London.  Born in the Netherlands, he started playing the piano at the age of seven.  Cyrill graduated from the Royal College of Music.

Cyrill’s new disc has received significant praise.  He has been live on BBC Radio 3 on In Tune, was their ‘Artist of the Week’ and has been featured on BBC ONE on ‘The One Show’.  He has worked with major pianists such as Maria João Pires and Steven Osborne.  He has performed in major halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and St John’s Smith Square in London.

Michelle Brachet is a world award-winning cognac writer, speaker and consultant.  Her manuscript, The World of Cognac, was awarded the ‘Best Wine Book for Professionals’ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2014 and has recently been published.  Michelle is a regular contributor to the award-winning cognac website and is an official Cognac Educator for the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac.

Venue Details

United Kingdom