Belle Shenkman Music Programme

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Belle Shenkman Music Programme

Musicians from the Royal College of Music

Date and time

Friday 29 November, 6–7pm

Room 6
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Join pianists Katy Hamilton and Maria Immaculata Setiadi for a programme of music inspired by the paintings in Room 6.

Belle Shenkman

Musicians from the Royal College of Music perform a different programme each week, thanks to generous support from Dasha Shenkman, in memory of Belle Shenkman.

The works in each concert are selected by the students themselves, who take inspiration from visits to the Gallery and talks on the paintings in the rooms where they are due to perform.

All concerts are on Fridays from 6–7pm, admission free.


When the National Gallery was founded in 1824, one of its stated aims was to provide a resource for the inspiration of all young artists, not just visual artists. It is a pleasure to bring together a union of art and music.

Music has been performed to the public at the National Gallery since 1922, when Royal College of Music students performed in Room 36 on Tuesday 18 July.

Students of the college have also performed at the Gallery since 1996 as part of the Belle Shenkman Music Programme.