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From January 2019, we’re planning fifty concerts featuring student and alumni musicians, professional and community partners, and events in Manchester and beyond, to celebrate all that Chetham’s is today.
We’ve already announced the first events in this very special year. Pianists Boris Berman and Leon McCawley open the Striking Gold Piano Series, as six outstanding pianists help to mark the School’s golden jubilee year. Highlighting late piano works by composers central to the classical canon, it’s a gathering of some of the greatest names in the keyboard world – with later dates to be announced for Peter Donohoe, Angela Hewitt, Paul Lewis and Murray McLachlan.
In The Stoller Hall, Chetham’s has a flawless venue for chamber music – and they make the most of it with the first chamber event of the year, the Gould Piano Trio with Robert Plane, clarinet, who perform music by Sally Beamish, Pierre Boulez and Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as alumnus Huw Watkins, in January.
Chetham’s current students will, of course, play a central role in the year – and their first major event of 2019 is Elgar’s Enigma Variations, performed as part of the Spring Music course, at The Stoller Hall and the Royal Academy of Music in London.