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‘My Life in Music’ with Philip Fowke

Whiteley Hall

” …… that co-existence of a high musical intellect with elegance, wit and unashamedly joyful showmanship, marks out Philip Fowke among his own generation of pianists …… ”  The Times   Philip Fowke is respected and admired worldwide as one of Britain’s most distinguished pianists. His frequent appearances and broadcasts with leading orchestras in the …

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Classical improvisation at the piano: too much to choose from? Simon Parkin

Whiteley Hall

We welcome Simon Parkin to give a fascinating talk on classical improvisation. Simon, who was awarded a PhD in composition by Manchester University, is an award-winning composer with an extensive catalogue of performed works. His latest ongoing project is to compose a piece for every day of the year, for various instruments together with piano. …

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An audience with Paul Lewis

Whiteley Hall

We are thrilled to welcome Paul Lewis to the Summer school. Paul, a former student of Chetham's, is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the …

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Lecture with Peter Donohoe

Stoller Hall

In the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as a pianist, as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making. He is acclaimed as one …

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Lecture with Murray McLachlan

Stoller Hall

Murray McLachlan combines a multifaceted career as pianist, recording artist, writer, lecturer, and music educator. With a repertoire of 25 recital programmes and 40 concertos he has performed to critical acclaim on all five continents and has a discography of over 40 releases. He has written three critically acclaimed books on piano technique (Faber Music) …

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