Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Two
  • Friday 9 August 2024
  • The Stoller Hall
Image Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Two

Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School 2024.

Between Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August, Chetham’s International Piano Summer School brings world class and legendary musicians to a vibrant, supportive community in central Manchester. Alongside lectures, open lessons and opportunities to develop new skills, you can discover a daily programme of recitals from world-class performers.

One day two, we start early with a 9.30am morning masterclass from Paul Lewis, followed by a Young Artist’s recital and then by the first of our afternoon lectures with Chetham’s Head of Keyboard Murray McLachlan at 5.15pm. Adam Swayne presents a contemporary music recital at 7pm, and Leon McCawley plays late evening romantic sonatas at 8.30pm. See the full details below.

Full Series Tickets

Book a full series ticket to attend all of the public concerts and lectures across full ten days the event for £332.50, or book for Week One (Thursday 8 – Monday 12 August) or Week Two (Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August) for £177.50.

Book for the Full Series

Book for Week One

DAY TWO PROGRAMME

Paul Lewis: Masterclass, 9.30am-12.30pm

Paul Lewis

£11.50. FTE/U18 free

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Callum McLachlan – Young artist recital, 1.45 – 2.25

We are delighted to welcome Callum Mclachlan and Pedro López Salas to the Young Artist programme this year.  They have both reached the final 24 of the Leeds International Piano Competition. The competition begins in September and they will perform some of the repertoire that they will play in the competition.

CPE BACH – Sonata in F# Minor
BOULANGER – Prelude in Db
SCHUMANN- Etudes Symphoniques

A finalist of the 18th International Robert Schumann Competition Zwickau and Semi-Finalist of the XX Santander International Piano Competition Paloma O’ Shea, Callum Mclachlan, 24, has been described as ‘A born Schumann player’ with a ‘magical sense of colour and extraordinary technical prowess’ (July 2019, London recital). He has been selected as one of the final 24 Pianists in the 21st Leeds International Piano Competition.

He is now studying for a masters degree with Professor Jacques Rouvier in the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and Professor Claudio Martinez Mehner in the Hochschüle für Musik und Tanz Köln.

In the last season, he made his debut in Klavier Festival Ruhr, Menton International Music Festival, Lake District Summer Music and gave the Swiss Premiere of Eric Tanguy’s Piano Quartet for Classeek in Aubonne, Switzerland. In 2024 he will debut with Nürnberg Staatsphilharmonie and make his Japan Recital Debut for Yamaha in Ginza Hall, Tokyo. Most recently he was a finalist of the Royal Over Seas League Piano Competition in London, and was nominated for International Classical Music Classeek Award.

He has performed at many of the most important concert venues throughout the UK, Europe, and USA, including Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Wien Konzerthaus, Pereda Hall Santander, London’s Steinway Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater and Stoller Hall. He has performed with the renowned ensemble Casals Quartet and continues to play recitals with Queen Elisabeth Laureate Cellist Jeremias Fliedl. He made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, performed works of Benjamin Britten in Steinway Hall London, Liszt’s 2nd Piano Concerto with Paul Mann and CSO at RNCM Concert Hall, which he recently repeated at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton in March 2020 and Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin at The Bridgewater Hall. He receives repeat re-engagements at these leading venues and festivals across the UK. In 2019, he made his New York recital debut, performing works of Beethoven, Brahms and Percy Grainger, a recital programme he performed at the newly opened Stoller Hall in Manchester, to critical acclaim.

He was recently personally invited by Pascal Nemirowski to perform in the Young Artist Series in the RBC Birmingham Piano Festival. He has played in numerous masterclasses with Stephen Kovacevich, Kiril Gerstein, Leif Oves Andsnes, Christopher Elton, Grigory Gruzmann, Markus Groh, Dmitri Alexeev, Andrei Gavrilov, Stephen Hough, and Boris Berman. He made a recording of Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata at the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg, in collaboration with G. Henle Verlag for Beethoven 250. Recent highlights of the past season include performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra, numerous solo recitals in London, Vienna and Manchester, and Mozart’s ‘Jeunehomme’ Concerto arranged for Piano and String Quartet with students from the Royal College of Music in London.

Born into a family of musicians, he first started piano lessons with his father at the age of 7, and entered Chetham’s School of Music at age 11, where he studied Dina Parakhina. He was awarded the highest diploma from Trinity College – the FTCL, in his final year. He studied under Professor Claudius Tanski for Bachelors at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. He has won 1st prizes in the Welsh International Piano Competition, The Scottish International Piano Competition, the RNCM Chopin Competition as well semi-finalist of the Ferrol International Piano Competition 2022.

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A Lecture by Murray McLachlan, 5.15-6pm

Murray McLachlan

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Traum der Jugend: reflections on Ferruccio Busoni 100 years on

The first lecture of the course celebrates Ferruccio Busoni  (1866 – 1924).

‘Music is so constituted that every context is a new context and should be treated as an ‘exception’. The solution of a problem, once found, cannot be reapplied to a different context. Our art is a theatre of surprise and invention, and of the seemingly unprepared. The spirit of music arises from the depths of our humanity and is returned to the high regions whence it has descended on mankind.’ F.Busoni 

Book Now

Adam Swayne, 7pm

Adam Swayne and piano

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

In a year of elections, Adam Swayne presents a recital drawing upon protest chants, political songs and spirituals. Alongside Rzewski’s 20th-century postmodern classics, we hear a powerful work by Chicago Black Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds. In Manchester composer Kevin Malone’s response to anti-Trump protests, the audience is encouraged to join in if they wish. 

Kevin MALONE: The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe (2017)
Margaret BONDS: Troubled Water (1967)
Frederic RZEWSKI: Four North American Ballads (1979)  

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Leon McCawley, 8.30pm

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

BEETHOVEN: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in A major
RACHMANINOV: Étude-tableau Op. 39 No. 2 in A minor
SCHUMANN: Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22 

Book Now

Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – Public Performances: Day Two
  • Friday 9 August 2024
  • The Stoller Hall

Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School 2024.

Between Thursday 8 – Saturday 17 August, Chetham’s International Piano Summer School brings world class and legendary musicians to a vibrant, supportive community in central Manchester. Alongside lectures, open lessons and opportunities to develop new skills, you can discover a daily programme of recitals from world-class performers.

One day two, we start early with a 9.30am morning masterclass from Paul Lewis, followed by a Young Artist’s recital and then by the first of our afternoon lectures with Chetham’s Head of Keyboard Murray McLachlan at 5.15pm. Adam Swayne presents a contemporary music recital at 7pm, and Leon McCawley plays late evening romantic sonatas at 8.30pm. See the full details below.

Full Series Tickets

Book a full series ticket to attend all of the public concerts and lectures across full ten days the event for £332.50, or book for Week One (Thursday 8 – Monday 12 August) or Week Two (Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 August) for £177.50.

Book for the Full Series

Book for Week One

DAY TWO PROGRAMME

Paul Lewis: Masterclass, 9.30am-12.30pm

Paul Lewis

£11.50. FTE/U18 free

Book Now

Callum McLachlan – Young artist recital, 1.45 – 2.25

We are delighted to welcome Callum Mclachlan and Pedro López Salas to the Young Artist programme this year.  They have both reached the final 24 of the Leeds International Piano Competition. The competition begins in September and they will perform some of the repertoire that they will play in the competition.

CPE BACH – Sonata in F# Minor
BOULANGER – Prelude in Db
SCHUMANN- Etudes Symphoniques

A finalist of the 18th International Robert Schumann Competition Zwickau and Semi-Finalist of the XX Santander International Piano Competition Paloma O’ Shea, Callum Mclachlan, 24, has been described as ‘A born Schumann player’ with a ‘magical sense of colour and extraordinary technical prowess’ (July 2019, London recital). He has been selected as one of the final 24 Pianists in the 21st Leeds International Piano Competition.

He is now studying for a masters degree with Professor Jacques Rouvier in the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and Professor Claudio Martinez Mehner in the Hochschüle für Musik und Tanz Köln.

In the last season, he made his debut in Klavier Festival Ruhr, Menton International Music Festival, Lake District Summer Music and gave the Swiss Premiere of Eric Tanguy’s Piano Quartet for Classeek in Aubonne, Switzerland. In 2024 he will debut with Nürnberg Staatsphilharmonie and make his Japan Recital Debut for Yamaha in Ginza Hall, Tokyo. Most recently he was a finalist of the Royal Over Seas League Piano Competition in London, and was nominated for International Classical Music Classeek Award.

He has performed at many of the most important concert venues throughout the UK, Europe, and USA, including Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Wien Konzerthaus, Pereda Hall Santander, London’s Steinway Hall and Manchester’s Bridgewater and Stoller Hall. He has performed with the renowned ensemble Casals Quartet and continues to play recitals with Queen Elisabeth Laureate Cellist Jeremias Fliedl. He made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, performed works of Benjamin Britten in Steinway Hall London, Liszt’s 2nd Piano Concerto with Paul Mann and CSO at RNCM Concert Hall, which he recently repeated at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton in March 2020 and Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin at The Bridgewater Hall. He receives repeat re-engagements at these leading venues and festivals across the UK. In 2019, he made his New York recital debut, performing works of Beethoven, Brahms and Percy Grainger, a recital programme he performed at the newly opened Stoller Hall in Manchester, to critical acclaim.

He was recently personally invited by Pascal Nemirowski to perform in the Young Artist Series in the RBC Birmingham Piano Festival. He has played in numerous masterclasses with Stephen Kovacevich, Kiril Gerstein, Leif Oves Andsnes, Christopher Elton, Grigory Gruzmann, Markus Groh, Dmitri Alexeev, Andrei Gavrilov, Stephen Hough, and Boris Berman. He made a recording of Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata at the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg, in collaboration with G. Henle Verlag for Beethoven 250. Recent highlights of the past season include performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra, numerous solo recitals in London, Vienna and Manchester, and Mozart’s ‘Jeunehomme’ Concerto arranged for Piano and String Quartet with students from the Royal College of Music in London.

Born into a family of musicians, he first started piano lessons with his father at the age of 7, and entered Chetham’s School of Music at age 11, where he studied Dina Parakhina. He was awarded the highest diploma from Trinity College – the FTCL, in his final year. He studied under Professor Claudius Tanski for Bachelors at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. He has won 1st prizes in the Welsh International Piano Competition, The Scottish International Piano Competition, the RNCM Chopin Competition as well semi-finalist of the Ferrol International Piano Competition 2022.

Book Now

A Lecture by Murray McLachlan, 5.15-6pm

Murray McLachlan

£11.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

Traum der Jugend: reflections on Ferruccio Busoni 100 years on

The first lecture of the course celebrates Ferruccio Busoni  (1866 – 1924).

‘Music is so constituted that every context is a new context and should be treated as an ‘exception’. The solution of a problem, once found, cannot be reapplied to a different context. Our art is a theatre of surprise and invention, and of the seemingly unprepared. The spirit of music arises from the depths of our humanity and is returned to the high regions whence it has descended on mankind.’ F.Busoni 

Book Now

Adam Swayne, 7pm

Adam Swayne and piano

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

In a year of elections, Adam Swayne presents a recital drawing upon protest chants, political songs and spirituals. Alongside Rzewski’s 20th-century postmodern classics, we hear a powerful work by Chicago Black Renaissance composer Margaret Bonds. In Manchester composer Kevin Malone’s response to anti-Trump protests, the audience is encouraged to join in if they wish. 

Kevin MALONE: The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe (2017)
Margaret BONDS: Troubled Water (1967)
Frederic RZEWSKI: Four North American Ballads (1979)  

Book Now

Leon McCawley, 8.30pm

£22.50. FTE/U18 £5.50

BEETHOVEN: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in A major
RACHMANINOV: Étude-tableau Op. 39 No. 2 in A minor
SCHUMANN: Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22 

Book Now

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