Head of Conducting Sian Edwards coaches pianists and conductors working together in a concerto context.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K 488

I. Allegro

Roc Fargas i Castells conductor
Nil Mladin
Xiaowen Shang
orchestral accompanist

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No 4 in G, Op 58

I. Allegro moderato

Otis Enokido-Lineham conductor
Kenny Fu piano
Alim Beisembayev orchestral accompanist

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11

II. Romanze. Larghetto
III. Rondo. Vivace

Ed Liebrecht conductor
Ignas Maknickas piano
Bocheng Wang orchestral accompanist

Join Academy pianists and Head of Piano Joanna MacGregor performing and talking about studying at the Academy.

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Lavapiés from Iberia

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Étude-Tableau in D minor, Op 33 No 4

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Étude in D sharp minor, Op 8 No 12

George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr Earl Wild
Embraceable You

John Adams (b 1947)
Hallelujah Junction

Julian Chan, Millicent McFall, Xiaowen Shang and Kasparas Mikuzis piano

Belle Chen presents projects responding to Covid-19, between three Academy pianists, and (on projection) dancers and digital artists, featuring music by Gershwin, Strauss, Mendelssohn and Schubert, as well as 20 short commissions from around the world.

Programme notes

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Frühlingsstimmen, Op 410

George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr Jascha Heifetz

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Herbstlied, Op 63, No 4

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Erstarrung, D 911 No 4

Frank Bridge (1879-1941)
Love Went a-Riding

Rachel Woo violin
Songeun Choi
and Leah Park piano

Mikey Parsons
Put Ma Pants On

David Pedroza
Fractal 13

Diana Arismendi

Toby Ingram

Georgina Bowden
Magpie Paradox

Ka Chun Cheng
Dust of Snow

Manuel Pérez Rodriguez
Gacela perseguida por guepardo

Matthew Sear

Ryszard Tan

Javier Sáenz-López
Pequeña Danza

Marisa Muñoz-López

Michele Tacchi
Un giorno a la volta

Samuel Pradalie
Light Dances
Love Song

Angel Hernandez Lovera

Fraser McKnight

Maria Muñoz-López piano
Zoë Dominique Subbiah, Tavishi Pownikar, Alba Sáenz-López and Mar Sáenz-López dancers
Irene Muñoz-López
, David Pedroza, Heemanshu Sharma and Juan Pablo Arismendi video editors
Maya Austin, Isabel Carrión, Abigail Fletcher, Katarzyna Kamieniecka, Laura Kirk, Dasol Lee, Martha Newton and Andy Trewren visual artists

Programme notes

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La soirée dans Grenade from Estampes

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911)
Prelude in F sharp, VL 184

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Danza del gaucho matrero, Op 2 No 3

Gabrielė Sutkutė piano
Making An Elephant dance company

Luke Lentes
, Chiara Romualdi and Gabija Čepelytė dancers

Ginastera used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes.

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op 24

Kirsty Chaplin piano
Liz Kirk-Channing dancer

We reach our 2021 Festival finale. After an unforgettably challenging, frustrating year, who best to turn to but Beethoven – and to his most universal, epic, defiant, glorious work, the Ninth Symphony? It’s performed here in Liszt’s incredible transcription, made in 1850, for two pianos with timpani.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) arr Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125

Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Molto vivace
Adagio molto e cantabile

Kevin Suherman and Junyan Chen piano
Ethan Skuodas timpani