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Opening recital with Leon McCawley
August 14 @ 17:00 - 18:00
We welcome Leon McCawley to give the opening recital on CIPSS 2023.
“A musician of great finesse.“ Diapason, February 2019
“Light of touch, stylistically assured and brimful of intelligence and wit.“ Gramophone, November 2019
One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition the same year. Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire. His recent CD of Haydn Sonatas Volume II for SOMM Recordings is no exception: “The sparkle of McCawley’s touch is instantly apparent…most impressive throughout the disc is McCawley’s command of subtle nuance and rubato without ever sounding self-conscious or mannered. This collection should stand high on any list” (BBC Music Magazine, December 2019).
Haydn: Sonata No. 38 in F major Hob. XVI/23
Chopin: Two Nocturnes Op. 55
Brahms: Rhapsody in G minor Op. 79 No. 2
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major Op. 81a ‘Les Adieux’
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