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Chetham’s Keyboard department has made waves across the musical world for more than 50 years, when a young Peter Donohoe was one of the first music students at the School.
For our fiftieth Anniversary, we welcome ‘fifty fingers’ – five outstanding pianissts, almost all of them former students of Chetham’s, to help mark the School’s golden jubilee year. Highlighting late piano works by composers central to the classical canon, from Beethoven to Bach, it’s a gathering of some of the greatest names in the keyboard world.
This Woman’s Work runs from November 2018 – with the world première of Carpe Vitam, a new film marking the centenary of women’s right to vote, with music by Laura Rossi performed by Chetham’s Chamber Choir – until March 2019, when events around International Women’s Day will include music by Clara Schumann, Sally Beamish, Nicola LeFanu and emerging female composers. There’ll be masterclasses, discussion and learning opportunities, and concerts by the Albany Piano Trio and other women artists, and, as ever, involvement from current and former students of Chetham’s.
? – Former Chetham’s student
Boris Berman ON SALE NOW
Wednesday 30 January
HAYDN Three last ‘London’ Piano Sonatas
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 9 in C major
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in Bb major
Leon McCawley ? ON SALE NOW
Tuesday 5 February
BEETHOVEN Three last Piano Sonatas
Peter Donohoe ?
Thursday 25 April
MOZART Three last Piano Sonatas
Murray McLachlan ?
Monday 5 November
BRAHMS The three Piano Sonatas
Paul Lewis ?
Thursday 12 December
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A minor
Striking Gold is supported by Chetham’s International Summer School & Festival for Pianists, and EPTA