Murray McLachlan: Shostakovich and his comrades

  • Friday 6 October 2017 - 7.30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £10 (£8)

Book tickets

  • KABALEVSKY Sonata No. 3 in F major
    MYASKOVSKY Song and Rhapsody
    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Sonata No. 1
    WEINBERG Sonata No. 2 in A minor
    PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 6 in A major

Friday 6 October, Piano Day Ticket £15

A quintet of outstanding Russian composers have their works performed, in a programme recorded by Murray McLachlan in 2006.
Since making his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 21 under the baton of Sir Alexander Gibson, Murray McLachlan has consistently received outstanding critical acclaim. Educated at Chetham’s School of Music and Cambridge University, his recording career began in 1988 and immediately attracted international attention. Recordings of contemporary music have won numerous accolades, and McLachlan’s discography now includes over forty commercial recordings, including the complete sonatas of Beethoven, Myaskovsky and Prokofiev.

McLachlan’s repertoire includes over 40 concertos and 25 recital programmes. He has performed the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle four times, as well as the complete piano music of Brahms. He has appeared as soloist with most of the leading UK orchestras and has performed on all five continents. At the same time he continues to give numerous concerts and masterclasses in the UK.

McLachlan teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music and at Chetham’s, where he has been Head of Keyboard since 1997. He is the founder of the Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists as well as the Founder/Artistic Director of the Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, Europe’s largest summer school devoted exclusively to the piano.

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