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August 2020

Peter Frankl Recital – with Martino Tirimo

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

We are thrilled to welcome  the legendary pianist Peter Frankl back to Stoller Hall for another memorable performance. He will be joined by Martino Tirimo for two Schubert duets. After studying at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Frankl won several piano competitions in the late 1950s. He made his London concert debut in 1962 and first performed in New York in 1967 when he appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell. He also studied with Maria…

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Peter Donohoe Recital

August 18 @ 20:30 - 21:30
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 of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique. A former pupil of Chetham's school of music, Peter has…

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Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe – Beethoven violin and piano sonatas – recital one

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

We are thrilled to welcome Tasmin Little and her three collaborative pianists, Martin Roscoe, John Lenehan and Piers Lane to perform the 10 sonatas of Beethoven over three recitals. Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today's leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world. "One of the supremely great violinists of our time" Music-Web international In January 2019 Tasmin made the announcement that, after a long…

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Opening recital with Dmitri Alexeev

August 20 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Stoller Hall

We welcome Dmitri Alexeev, celebrated pianist and first prize-winner of the 1975 Leeds International Piano Competition, to give the opening recital on part two. His critically praised recitals on the world’s leading concert stages and his concert appearances with the most prestigious orchestras have secured his position as one of "the most remarkable pianists of the day” Daily Telegraph Alexeev has made many fine recordings for EMI, BMG, Virgin Classics, Hyperion and Russian labels. His discs include piano concertos by…

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Tasmin Little and John Lenehan Beethoven violin and piano sonatas – recital two

August 20 @ 19:30 - 21:15
Stoller Hall

Tasmin is joined by pianist John Lenehan for the second recital featuring all 10 sonatas of Beethoven. "Little can justly be regarded as Britain's  finest violinist" The Independent "Beautiful piano playing from the peerless John Lenehan"  Guardian    Free for all summer school participants. Tickets available to the public through the Stoller Hall website -http://www.stollerhall.com Beethoven Sonata Op 12 No. 2 in A major Beethoven Sonata Op 12 No. 3 in E flat major -interval- Beethoven Sonata Op 23 in…

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Lecture Recital on Schumann’s Kreisleriana with Christopher Elton

August 21 @ 17:00 - 18:00
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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Tasmin Little and Piers Lane Beethoven violin and piano sonatas – recital three

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

The final recital in the Beethoven series. Tonight Tasmin is joined by Piers Lane. Little and Lane met on Tasmin's 21st birthday and they have performed together for 33 years. "The ideal duo partnership is more than the sum of its parts. The two musical personalities don't merge, exactly, but balance, complement and inspire each other to create a performance that enshrines the qualities of both artists - and still sounds like it sings with one voice. That's exactly what…

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Ronald Stevenson memorial recital

August 21 @ 21:45 - 22:45
Stoller Hall

Ronald Stevenson (1928-2015) has left a legacy of over 500 piano pieces, including 'Passacaglia on DSCH', the longest single movement piano work in the repertoire.  His music includes much smaller pieces and many transcriptions. Tonight we celebrate his extraordinarily colourful, beautiful legacy in a recital featuring talented young pianists from Chetham's school of music. Ronald Stevenson is one of the most original minds in the world of the composition of music. –  Yehudi Menuhin.

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Evelyn Glennie, percussion with Philip Smith, piano

August 22 @ 19:30 - 21:15
Stoller Hall

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and artists. She fondly recalls having played the first percussion concerto in the history of The Proms at the Albert Hall in 1992, which paved the way for orchestras around the world to feature percussion concerti. She had the honour of a leading role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012…

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The piano music of Marcus Blunt

August 22 @ 21:45 - 22:45
Stoller Hall

Vision, intergalactic travels, kaleidoscopic figurations, colours and whims.  Tonight we welcome pianists from the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham's school of music to showcase some of the piano works of composer Marcus Blunt. The quote below is about the CD featuring the piano concerto with soloist Murray McLachlan, released in 2018. Marcus Blunt is one of those genuine British composers whose music has been unfairly overlooked for too long. This remarkably successful disc presents four of his works.…

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