Summer Piano Festival 2016

Thursday, 30.06.2016 10:00, Various venues around the Academy

Orlando Trio

Museum Piano Gallery

Pianist Francesca Orlando introduces Weber’s Trio for flute cello and piano in G minor, op.63, and trios by Martinuo, Gaubert and Piazzolla, with Laura Davies flute and Leah Leong cello. Please note change to previously advertised programme.

Argenta Trio

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Nicolas Dupont violin, Yoon-Kyung Cho cello and Małgorzata Garstka piano.
Haydn Piano Trio in G, Hob.XV:25, ‘Gypsy Rondo’
Chopin Piano Trio in G minor, op.8

Film: Alfred Brendel —Man and Mask

David Josefowitz Recital Hall
12.00 noon–1.10pm

Mark Kidel’s intimate portrait of Brendel practising and preparing for his 70th birthday concerts. With family, friends and other celebrated performers, this is a superb and humorous insight into the great pianist.

Piano, Multimedia, Film: Excursions

York Gate 250, 251 and 252
12.00 noon–1.00pm

Take a trip down to the seaside and step into Jacques Tati’s witty world as Lena Napradean plays Britten’s Holiday Diary, op.5, and selections from Satie’s Sports et divertissements. Bernat Català Rams explores his roots in Rome — the city of dreams — in live improvisations: La grande bellezza.

Medtner and Stravinsky I

Henry Wood Room

Aleksandra Myslek curates three rich programmes involving the Russian masters Medtner and Stravinsky. Here she directs a vocal programme also featuring Shostakovich, with pianists Andrei Iliushkin and Amiran Zenaishvili and singers Lotte Betts-Dean, Alys Roberts and Michael Mofidian.

Piano Rolls I

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A rolling programme of chamber and solo works:

2.30pm: Music from Hungary
Curator and pianist Alexandra Balog with Kendzsi Tanaka piano.

Bartók Improvisations, op.20; Sonata
Kurtág Selections from Játékok; Marosszék Dances
Brahms Hungarian Dances for four hands

3.30pm: Kyeong-Jin Lee cello, Joanna Krauze piano
Beethoven Cello Sonata no.5 in D, op.102
Poulenc Sonata for cello and piano

4.30pm: Medtner and Stravinsky II
Eleanor Corr violin, Aleksandra Myslek piano.
Medtner Violin Sonata no.3; Stravinsky Divertimento

Piano, Multimedia, Film: Susurrus Soundscapes

York Gate 250, 251 and 252 and Museum Piano Gallery

Head into the forest. You’ll become aware of the world around, attuned to every slight breeze, leaf and petal

Christina McMaster plays Debussy selected Preludes
Hao Zi Yoh plays Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Twelve pianists perform Richard Bullen Susurrus
Nathan Ben-Yehuda improvises to an original film
Man Minnie Ho plays John Corigliano Fantasia on an Ostinato

Piano, Multimedia, Film:In the Mists

York Gate 250, 251 and 252 and Museum Piano Gallery

Pre-concert installation: Swedish Study. Landscapes with original music by Bernat Català Rams

Ravel Gaspard de la nuit, new arrangement by Hao Zi Yoh piano and Daniel Gonzalez Estevez percussion

Janácek In the Mists with multi-layer projections of Norwegian landscapes and sounds, performed by Thormod Rønning Kvam.

Photography by James Larter and Edvin Urkedal Koppen.

Peteris Vasks 70th Birthday Celebration

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

6.00pm: Professor Raymond Holden interviews the celebrated Latvian composer Peteris Vasks.

6.30pm: Concert curated by Margarita Balanas.
Kristine Balanas and Roberts Balanas violin
Amy Yule flute
Oscar Holch viola
Margarita Balanas cello
Cristian Sandrin piano

Peteris Vasks White Scenery; Little Summer Music; Green Scenery; Plainscapes; The Fruit of Silence.

Polish Music Exposed: Through the Generations

Duke’s Hall

Pianist Anna Szalucka curates and introduces two concerts of scintillating and powerful Polish music.
With Patrycja Mynarska and Roma Tic violin, Victoria Bernath viola, Joanna Gutowska cello.

Paweł Mykietyn Four Preludes for piano
Grazyna Bacewicz Piano Quintet no.1; Piano Sonata no.2

All Piano Festival events are free, no tickets required

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