Striking Gold Piano Series

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 SchumannSally BeamishNicola 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.

Book now for the first events in the Striking Gold series

? – 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

DIABELLI Variations
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A minor

Striking Gold is supported by Chetham’s International Summer School & Festival for Pianists, and EPTA