Bösendorfer Piano Concerts
The Hinchingbrooke Bösendorfer Piano Concerts 2014– 2015
This is the eighth season of concerts using the Bösendorfer grand piano bought by former pupils of Huntingdon Grammar School in memory of Ken Brown, their music master. Once again we are delighted to welcome some of the world's finest performers to the Mary Stuart Hall in the Performing Arts Centre at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon.
Friday October 31st 2014: Masayuki Tayama, piano.
Returning by popular request, we are fortunate to have this opportunity to hear Masayuki once again. His richly coloured, virtuosic and communicative playing continues to delight audiences around the world. This will be a programme to include music by George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue) and Chopin (12 études op.10 )
Friday November 28th 2014: Miranda Dale, violin; Paul Turner, piano.
Miranda has developed a highly successful international career as soloist and ensemble player and is also guest principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and The English Chamber Orchestra. Paul is well known in the UK and abroad as an exceptionally skilled and sensitive ensemble pianist. This programme includes music by Kreisler, Fauré (sonata in A), Franck (sonata) and Massenet.
Friday January 30th 2015: The Fitzwilliam Piano Quartet : Lucy Russell, violin; Alan George, viola ; Heather Tauch, cello ; Anna Tilbrook, piano.
Originally formed at Cambridge University, the Fitzwilliam string quartet has earned an enviable reputation in the international concert world. Today, three of their number are joined by the outstandingly talented and successful ensemble pianist Anna Tilbrook. Their programme will include piano quartets by Mozart and Schumann.
Friday February 27th 2015: Yulia Chaplina, piano.
On the threshold of her career, Russian-born pianist Yulia Chaplina is the recipient of no less than six major international awards and has already recorded and performed in some of the world's prime concert venues. Her programme will include music by Debussy, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Friday March 27th 2015: "450 Years - A Musical Journey " with Crispian Steele-Perkins, period trumpets; Martin Ennis, harpsichord; Vivien Choi, piano; Zoë Bonner, soprano; Inga Davis-Rutter, piano.
To mark the 450th Anniversary of Huntingdon Grammar School/Hinchingbrooke School, this themed concert is dedicated to the evolution of music from 1565 to the present day, using some of the ancestors of our modern instruments as well as those more familiar to us. All five artists are leaders in their own particular field and will include music by Byrd, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Parry, Gershwin and others.
Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre
Huntingdon at 7.30 pm
Box Office 01480 375678
Tickets: adults: £12 (all 5 concerts: £50)
groups of 20 or more: £9 each
pupils and students under 21: £5