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 WIGMORE HALL


THE KEYBOARD CHARITABLE TRUST
1st PRIZE WINNER’S RECITAL

MARK VINER, piano

Friday 2nd March 2018
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP

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Programme

LISZT              Bénédiction et Serment – Deux motifs de Benvenuto Cellini de Berlioz, S.396
ALKAN            Souvenirs – Trois morceaux dans le genre pathétique, op.15
THALBERG     Fantaisie sur des thèmes de l’opéra Moïse de G. Rossini, op.33
CHOPIN          Deux nocturnes, op.48
LISZT              Réminiscences de Norma – Grande fantaisie, S.394

Celebrated by The Sunday Times for ‘consistently beautiful sound’, Mark Viner is recognised as one of the most exciting British concert pianists of his generation, and is becoming increasingly well-known for his championing of rarely performed works by such composers as Valentin Alkan and Sigismond Thalberg.

Sponsored by The Keyboard Charitable Trust

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LUCY PARHAM – SHEAFFER COMPOSER PORTRAITS SERIES AT ST JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE


ODYSSEY OF LOVE: Liszt and His Women

Sunday 4th March 2018 at 3.00pm
St. John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Lucy Parham, piano
Joanna David, narrator
Robert Glenister, narrator

The colourful life of the extraordinary Franz Liszt took him from child prodigy to living legend.  Odyssey of Love focuses on the two greatest romances of this tempestuous genius.

“The concept is brilliant, it totally works, is engaging, insightful and informative, and there is not a trace of tricksiness or flash about it.”  Scottish Herald

“With music ranging from hushed inwardness to stormy flashiness, Liszt led a life paralleling his music – and here it is, all bound together in living in music history.” ***** 5 stars Pianist Magazine

Post concert Q & A hosted by tba

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ELÉGIE: Rachmaninoff – A Heart in Exile

Sunday 15th April 2018 at 3.00pm
St. John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Lucy Parham, piano
Henry Goodman, narrator

Lucy Parham’s most recent Composer Portrait, Elégie, chronicles Rachmaninoff’s exile from Russia and the enduring longing for his homeland. It features many of his finest and poignant solo piano music.

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Lucy Parham‘s trailblazing evening concerts in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar.” BBC Music Magazine

Lucy Parham is no ordinary pianist…she has the ability to get inside the personality of the composers whose music she plays and to devise programmes of words and music which enable audiences to share the experience” Seen and Heard International


*All actors featured in this series appear subject to availability. 

MIKA ORAVA

Thursday 17th May 2018
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

Further details to be announced.


 

GENEVIÈVE TEULIÈRES-SOMMER, cello

Tuesday 20th May 2018 at 7.30pm
Leighton House Museum,12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington, London W14 8LZ

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Originally from Bordeaux, Geneviève Teulières-Sommer studied the cello with André Navarra and chamber music with Joseph Calvet at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, graduating with the first prize in both. A prize winner in many international competitions, she was professor at the Conservatoire in Aix en Provence and then at the Conservatoire National de Région in Marseille for 20 years, and Cello-Solo of the Marseille Opera Symphony Orchestra.

As a member of the distinguished Trio Gabriel Fauré with which she toured extensively in Europe, she recorded for Lyrinx the Kodaly solo sonata as well as a vast repertoire for piano trio. She is presently Professor of Cello at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and at Junior Guildhall in London, her place of residence.

Programme to be announced.


 


ST. JOHN’S SMITH SQUARE


LGT YOUNG SOLOISTS

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at 7.30pm
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LGT Young Soloists delight audiences worldwide with their rousing performances at highest artistic level. They are invited to perform regularly at renowned concert halls around the world in cities like New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

The string ensemble is made up of highly gifted young musicians aged between 12 and 23 years. Each member already has a successful soloist career: between them, the LGT Young Soloists have already won more than 80 prizes in national and international competitions.

In the season 2016/2017, the LGT Young Soloists opened the Liedwochen at Schloss Elmau along with the renowned soprano Juliane Banse and toured Israel, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Highlights of the 2017 summer include their debuts at the Rheingau Music Festival and a performance at Zurich’s Tonhalle. The LGT Young Soloists have also been engaged for the first time for four concerts and two open rehearsals as orchestra in residence in Mattsee in Austria. They will return there during the next two summers as well.

The 2015-2016 concert season was marked by performances at the Gasteig in Munich, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the Shenzhen Concert Hall and the Taiwan Art Festival, as well as tours through Asia and Europe. The LGT Young Soloists also performed as orchestra in residence at the newly opened Art and Concert Hall Arlberg 1800.

The ensemble has recently released its second CD, Russian Soul, on RCA Red Seal (Sony), featuring works by Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Rachmaninoff,  Glinka and Koussevitzky. The Moscow-based composer and arranger Paul Struck arranged most of the works to be heard on this CD especially for the LGT Young Soloists. Thus, Glinka’s The Lark, transcribed by Balakirev for piano, will be heard in a completely new orchestra version.

In 2015 the LGT Young Soloists became the first youth orchestra in the world to have a CD released on this label – their Italian Journey featured works by various composers, most of them Italian. The CD won outstanding reviews and was nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA). A DVD was released in February 2017 by C Major, produced by Bernhard Fleischer Moving Images.

Alexander Gilman and Marina Seltenreich initiated the LGT Young Soloists together with LGT Private Banking in 2013. The concept is as simple as it is unique: exceptional young talents perform together with their peers as soloists within their own orchestra, sometimes as tutti players, sometimes as soloists, accompanying each other and sharing their passion for music. This gives them the singular opportunity to regularly be on stage and gain experience as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, build repertoire and develop their stage presence. In all this, Alexander Gilman’s committed leadership has a lasting effect in the musical and personal development of the young musicians.

The members of the dynamic ensemble hail from various different countries and cultures, sharing new stimuli and impulses, and establish international relationships and friendships. In addition, the musicians are also given the opportunity to play top-level instruments such as Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù, which are generously provided by various sponsors.

Commitment to people in need is particularly dear to the young virtuosos, and they make regular appearances at charity concerts. A part of the campaign “Children Helping Children”, the LGT Young Soloists have succeeded in raising considerable funds for children in need at various fundraising events.

Programme to be announced.


ALBERTO REYES, piano

Wednesday 17th October
St John’s Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Alberto Reyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beginnings of Alberto Reyes’s life as a pianist are remarkably similar to those of any other gifted child. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1948, Alberto Reyes was reading music by the age of three-and-a-half; started formal lessons at six, and made his recital debut in Montevideo as an eight-year-old in October 1956, playing works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy, repeating the program a month later in Buenos Aires.

More recitals followed throughout Uruguay, and at thirteen he made his debut with the Uruguayan Symphony Orchestra (SODRE) at Montevideo’s Teatro Solís, the oldest extant theater in the Americas. For the next five years he led a busy life playing recitals and concerto performances, and making appearances on radio and television in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.

In 1966, as a recipient of a grant from the Organization of American States, Alberto Reyes came to the United States to study at the world-renowned Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. A string of prizes and awards followed starting in 1969, including the Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competition, the 1970 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, the 1971 Leventritt Competition in New York, and the 1973 Van Cliburn International Competition in Texas, leading to successful tours in the U.S. (where he made his orchestral debut under the baton of Aaron Copland), Canada, the Soviet Union (with eight appearances in Russia, Belarus, Lithuania and the Ukraine) and South America.

In 1971 he was appointed to the Piano Faculty at Indiana University. Reyes made his recital debut in Moscow in 1972 and his New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, in 1974.

Then, in 1976, his musical life underwent a dramatic departure from the usual script. Deeply doubtful of the attractions of a touring pianist’s existence, and equally skeptical of his own suitability for the academic life, Reyes made a startling career change, and in just six months mastered the considerable demands of the profession of a simultaneous interpreter, earning a place on the permanent staff of the United Nations in New York City.

For thirty-one years until his retirement in 2007, Reyes, working as an interpreter in the U.N. Security Council and General Assembly, had a front-seat view of the political and diplomatic dimensions of the major international issues of our time, such as the two Gulf wars, the dismantling of Apartheid, the war in the Balkans, the Middle East conflicts, the World Trade Center attack and the war on terrorism, as well as the international investigation of human rights abuses in Pinochet’s Chile, and participated in U.N. conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

During those three decades, Reyes was content to limit his infrequent concert appearances to New York City, (where he played a recital at the 92nd Street Y in 1988 that was praised in The New York Times for “[his] way of capturing each work’s essence – the quality of its nervous energy, its musical fingerprint – and his ability to transform it into something like a living organism”), and his native Montevideo. Perhaps, the relative anonymity in which he worked during those years was partly responsible for his falling victim – along with many other pianists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yefim Bronfman, Marc-André Hamelin and John Browning- to one of the recording industry’s most notorious scandals: the Joyce Hatto hoax. In fact, in 1991, Connoisseur Society had released his recording of Franz Liszt’s complete Verdi Opera Paraphrases and Transcriptions, a recording that was praised in American Record Guide, Gramophone (U.K.) and Scherzo (Spain) among other publications. Two tracks of that CD were lifted wholesale by Concert Artists Recordings, an English label, and passed off as the work of British pianist Joyce Hatto who, at the time, was being hailed by The Boston Globe as “the greatest living pianist that almost no one has heard of”. In 2006, William Barrington-Coupe, Hatto’s husband and producer of the Concert Artists Recordings, admitted responsibility for the fraud.

After his retirement from the U.N. Reyes returned to his professional activities as a pianist, recording a double-CD of music by Chopin that was released by VAI Audio in late 2009. The recording garnered unanimous praise in publications such as Fanfare, International Record Review, BBC Music, Pianist, Scherzo and ABC,  in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Spain. In 2010, in honor of the Schumann Bicentennial, VAI released Reyes’s recording of the composer’s Kreisleriana, Kinderszenen and Fantasy in C Major, eliciting accolades from Gramophone and American Record Guide and Fanfare. 

His recent public appearances have included recitals in London’s Wigmore Hall, New York City, Washington D.C., the International Piano Festival of Houston, Texas, the Beethoven Festival of Bogotá, Colombia, and The Teatro Solís’ Great Performers series in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Alberto Reyes had only two teachers in his pianistic life, and his playing reflects the influence of two major piano schools of the early XX Century. In Uruguay, his teacher was Sarah Bourdillon, who throughout the 1930s studied at Alfred Cortot’s Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. In Bloomington, his mentor was American pianist Sidney Foster who, along with Jorge Bolet, Shura Cherkassky and Abbey Simon, studied with David Saperton at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, which was then under the aegis of legendary pianist, Josef Hofmann. In the words of London critic Colin Clarke, Reyes is “a musician who clealy hearkens back to the Golden Age of piano playing in the Romantic tradition”.

Mr. Reyes nowadays divides his time between New York and Montevideo. His other passion besides music is the thoroughbred horse, and his favorite vacation is a trip to Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, Saratoga Springs, or the Breeders’ Cup Championship Series, although his handicapping skills lag far behind his pianistic prowess.

Programme to be announced.


 


Purcell Room, Southbank Centre


JUDITH JÁUREGUI, piano

Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 7.45pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Judith Jáuregui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME

GRANADOS: Danzas españolas (No.2 Oriental / No.5 Andaluza)
CHOPIN: Ballade No.1 in G minor Op. 23
DEBUSSY: Estampes (Pagodes / La soirée dans Grenade / Jardins sous la pluie)
DEBUSSY: L’isle joyeuse
MOMPOU: Scènes d’enfants (Cris dans la rue / Jeux sur la plage / Jeu 2 / Jeu 3 Jeunes filles au jardin)SZYMANOWSKI: 9 Preludes Op.1
SCRIABIN: Sonata No.5 Op.53

Combining elegance and exuberance, the celebrated Spanish pianist Judith Jáuregui gives a captivating recital of music that travels from her Spanish roots to French refinement and the musical brightness of Poland and Russia.

Judith Jáuregui, born in San Sebastian in 1985, has been recognised throughout Spain for her pianistic brilliance and individuality, and has also been hailed abroad in countries from France to Japan, Germany to Venezuela and China. Forthcoming engagements include performing in Caracas with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, the Folle Journée de Nantes in France, and at the Murten Classics Festival in Switzerland, where she will be artist in residence next season. In 2013 Jáuregui formed her own record label, BerliMusic, on the latest release of which she explores the artistic links between three of the composers in this recital – Chopin, Scriabin and Szymanowski. Together with the zestful colours and rhythms of Granados and the finesse and sparkle of Debussy, her fascinating choice of programme for her London recital reflects both the openness and the deep insight of her musical personality.”

Tickets: £20, £15, £10

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CADOGAN HALL


MOTOKI HIRAI, piano

Thursday 27th September 2018
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

Motoki Hirai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme to be announced.


 


KINGS PLACE


Further concerts to be announced.