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August 2021

Opening recital

August 13 @ 19:30 - 20:30

The opening recital in the glorious Stoller Hall will feature some of the outstanding piano pupils from Chethams school of music, in a varied and exciting programme. Pianists include Daniel Liu, 18, Alicja Kojder, 15. Repertoire includes the complete Debussy preludes book 1. Chetham’s is the largest specialist music school in the UK.  Chetham’s students learn and play in a state-of-the-art New School building, opened in 2012 to provide acoustically designed practice rooms, performance spaces and rehearsal rooms. Free to all…

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John Lenehan presents Sounds for Silents

August 14 @ 19:30 - 20:30
Stoller Hall

John Lenehan presents a programme of Comedy classics accompanied at the piano with improvised scores featuring two Laurel and Hardy films “Putting Pants on Philip” and “Big Business” plus excerpts from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. With more than 70 albums to his credit, reflecting an enormous variety of genres and styles, John Lenehan ranks as one…

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Gala Faculty recital

August 15 @ 19:15 - 20:15
Stoller Hall

The final evening recital is given by several of the outstanding members of the faculty including John Lenehan, Murray McLachlan, Kathryn Page, Lulu Yang, Ben Powell, Sam Brook, Gemma Beeson, Gemma Webster. Programme to include Ravel, Gershwin, John Ireland and much more.

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Opening recital with Leon McCawley

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

We welcome Leon McCawley to give the opening recital on CIPSS 2021. “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…

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Gala Faculty Recital

August 16 @ 19:30 - 20:45
Stoller Hall

The opening night of the 2021 Chetham's International Piano Summer School continues with a gala faculty recital. A wonderful opportunity to hear from some of the outstanding pianists who are teaching on the course this year. Programme to include performances by: Peter Frankl, Julian Jacobson, Murray McLachlan, Kathryn Page, Nicholas Oliver and Lulu Yang. Free for all summer school participants. Event will live streamed for the public and all participants who are on the Online course. Tickets available through the…

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Young Artist Lunchtime Recital – Oscar Colliar

August 17 @ 13:45 - 14:20
Stoller Hall

New for 2021 We are delighted to present a new series of daily lunchtime recitals in the glorious Stoller Hall given by outstanding young pianists. For the opening recital we welcome 18 year old Oscar Colliar. Oscar is well known to the summer school as 2nd prize winner of the 2019 Manchester International Concerto Competition and has been a regular at the Chetham’s Piano Summer School since 2016. Beethoven - Six bagatelles op.126 Chopin - Nocturne op.27 no.1 Chopin - Barcarolle…

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Gala Faculty Recital

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

Tonight another exciting and varied programme from some of the outstanding pianists who are teaching on the course. Performers include John Lenehan, Nikki Iles, Ben Powell, Gemma Webster and Lulu Yang.  

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Murray McLachlan Recital

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

'Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone-full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical- is a perpetual delight' (BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE) Variations in F minor Haydn Three Bagatelles, Gerald Finzi, arr McLachlan Friday AM Edward Gregson Sonata 1.X.1905 Janacek Ballade in G minor op 24  Grieg McLachlan’s repertoire includes over 40 concertos and 25 recital programmes. He…

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Young Artist Lunchtime Recital – Alim Beisembayev

August 18 @ 13:45 - 14:20
Stoller Hall

This year we welcome three pianists who have been selected to take part in  the final stages of the Leeds International Piano Competition. Tyler Hay, Thomas Kelly and  Alim Beisembayev. The competition takes place in early September and we are delighted to support  them all as they  prepare for this important event. Alim is well know to summer school participants as the winner of the Manchester Concerto Competition in 2017. Scarlatti Sonata in C sharp minor K247 Sonata in C…

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Lecture Recital on Schumann’s Kreisleriana with Christopher Elton

August 18 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Stoller Hall

Christopher Elton is much in demand overseas both as a teacher and as a jury member for international competitions. Within the last few years he has given masterclasses in the USA, Japan, Israel, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany Ireland and Vietnam. We are delighted to welcome Christopher to give a lecture recital on Kreisleriana. In a letter to his wife Clara, Schumann reveals that she has figured largely in the composition of Kreisleriana: I'm overflowing with music and…

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