Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Wimbledon Piano Classics

Anna Huntley
Anna Huntley
A new festival, Wimbledon Piano Classics, which runs at Trinity United Reform Church, Wimbledon from 10 to 12 October 2019, is a collaboration between Blüthner pianos and the Royal College of Music, featuring piano recitals, a song recital and a masterclass all played on a Blüthner. The festival opens with Russian pianist Sovya Gulyak in a programme which begins with the Bach/Busoni Chaconne and ends with Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 7, and features Rachmaninov, Chopin and Brahms in the middle.

The Royal College of Music's head of keyboard, Professor Vanessa Latarche will be giving a masterclass, with an exciting insight into life at the college as well as giving practical advice on auditions, funding and career opportunities. Mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley and pianist Simon Lepper's song recital features women in love, ranging from Schubert's Dido and Schumann's Mary Queen of Scots, to Rossini's Joan of Arc, Kurt Weill's Jenny and Flanders & Swan's Warthog!

The festival concludes with a joint recital by Martin James Bartlett and George Harliono, with Bartlett performing Mozart, Schumann transcribed by Liszt, Ginastera, Dvorak and Gershwin, and Harliono performing Chopin, Liszt, Stravinsky, Piazzolla and Grieg.

Full details from the Blüthner website.

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