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August 2020

Opening Recital with Margaret Fingerhut

August 14 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Stoller Hall

The opening recital of the 2020 CIPSS. We welcome Margaret Fingerhut to perform in the glorious Stoller Hall. “One of the most radiantly musical of pianists, she plays with such alluring sensitivity & effortless command that one cannot help but be won over” – International Piano Programme Lennox Berkeley             Six Preludes Op.23 Beethoven                        Sonata quasi una Fantasia in E flat Op.27.No.1 Hans Gál                          Three Preludes Op.65 Farhad Poupel                 Fantasia on one note York Bowen                      Four…

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Gala Faculty Recital

August 14 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Stoller Hall

The opening night of the 2020 Chetham's International Piano Summer School. This gala recital offers the wonderful opportunity to listen to many of the outstanding members of the faculty. Free for all summer school participants. Tickets available to the public through the Stoller Hall website - http://www.stollerhall.com Pianists to perform include Noriko Ogawa and Philip Smith Irina Chukovskaya Alicja Fiderkiewicz, Juan Lago Murray Mclachlan and Kathryn Page Belén Navarro

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Piano Topography Part one – Euan Moseley

August 15 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Stoller Hall

20 Topographs for the intrepid pianist - by Euan Moseley This inspirational colour box of bravura fantasy concert studies for the piano makes an immediate impact and has been hailed by Ashkenazy, Stott, Lill C.B.E. and McLachlan for its extraordinary inventiveness and originality. "I think this music is both inventive and communicative: a most satisfying combination! Congratulations! "- Vladimir  Ashkenazy "The pieces make direct impact with the performer and are expertly and imaginatively created .. an excellent enterprise!" - John…

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Philip Fowke at 70.

August 15 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Stoller Hall

A very special evening with Philip Fowke, international virtuoso pianist, recording artist, sought-after teacher and national treasure in his 70th year. Philip will give an illustrated talk about his life and career. There will be anecdotes, clips of the many highlights of his playing and the evening will conclude  with a world premiere performance of Sonatina Nostalgica written by Stephen Hough for Philip to mark the occasion. Not to be missed.   ” …… that co-existence of a high musical…

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Late night jazz with Jason Rebello

August 15 @ 21:30 - 22:30
Stoller Hall

Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at 19 and over the next decade won most of the major jazz music awards. “At 21, he’s probably the most gifted and fluent pianist to emerge in Britain since Django Bates” Neville Hadsley, Jazz FM His great technical strengths, delicacy of touch, fluency of execution, a burnished, pellucid tone had been easily and naturally harnessed in the service of a lyrical immediately attractive melody imbued with an affecting, faintly…

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Piano Topography Part two – Euan Moseley

August 16 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Stoller Hall

20 Topographs for the intrepid pianist - by Euan Moseley Moseley's Kaleidoscopic imaginative range is instantly accessible to everyone who loves good tunes, zany humour and toe tapping tarantellas. "I think this music is both inventive and communicative: a most satisfying combination! Congratulations! "- Vladimir  Ashkenazy "The pieces make direct impact with the performer and are expertly and imaginatively created .. an excellent enterprise!" - John Lill C.B.E The pianists will be talented young pianists from Chetham's and the Royal…

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Criag Sheppard – The Art of the Fugue

August 16 @ 19:30 - 21:15
Stoller Hall

We welcome back world famous American virtuoso pianist-teacher Craig Sheppard to give a long awaited performance of Bach's The Art of Fugue, BWV1080. "Listen to his concluding octaves in Rigoletto (for him a burst of thunderous applause) or the final pages of Tannhuser and you will witness an astounding force and charisma, playing which rides on a knife edge between abandon and control .. You won't easily find more exciting or, indeed, more leonine Liszt playing. Small wonder that at…

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Alexander Rosenblatt – piano compositions

August 17 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Stoller Hall

A vibrantly inspirational early evening recital featuring works by the Russian composer/pianist Alexander  Rosenblatt.  Rosenblatt's dynamic, energised,  communicative music makes a direct emotional impact.   Many of the new generation of 21st century pianists have championed his music internationally and we are thrilled to present a cross section of his art in Manchester. Performers include the composer himself, Dina Parakhina, Callum McLachlan and students from Chetham's school of music and the Royal Northern College of Music. Programme to include the…

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Martino Tirimo Recital

August 17 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Stoller Hall

As part of the celebration for Beethoven's 250th birthday we welcome Martino Tirimo to give an all Beethoven recital. In 2019 Tirimo completed his cycle of the complete Beethoven piano works for Hänssler Classics on 16 CD's. This programme includes rarely heard sets of variations alongside the majestically compelling 'Eroica' variations. “A formidable virtuoso and one with unmistakeable magnetism.”  The Guardian “His playing is among the most haunting and fascinating of all and the acme of musical refinement.” “A pianist…

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Noriko Ogawa Recital

August 17 @ 20:30 - 21:30
Stoller Hall

We are thrilled to welcome back Noriko Ogawa to the summer school. Her debut solo recital in Stoller Hall is eagerly awaited. "What sets her apart from other pianists is her wonderful sense of timing… allows the music to breathe, while maintaining the forward momentum" The Times The soloist, Noriko Ogawa, played with crystalline precision in striking music that alternates between percussive chords and floating melismas The Observer

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