Recital Series 2021-2022
PLEASE NOTE THAT LAUREN ZHANG'S RECITAL DUE TO BE HELD ON 16 JANUARY HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF OUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE SPREAD IN THE NORTH-EAST OF ENGLAND OF THE OMICRON VARIANT OF COVID-19. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE REMAINING RECITALS IN THE 2021-2022 SEASON. AT PRESENT WE EXPECT (WE HOPE) THAT THE RECITALS SCHEDULED FOR 20 FEBRUARY AND 20 MARCH WILL GO AHEAD AS ADVERTISED.
Our plans to celebrate the 25th season of the Society in 2020-21 were, of course, thwarted by the Coronavirus pandemic, but we were able to enjoy live performances during our series of four recitals in the summer of 2021.
The forthcoming season is one that I am very much looking forward to as it offers the opportunity to hear some of the finest young talent of the time and also rarely heard works by household names alongside major pieces by some less often performed composers.
Our roster this season includes two winners of the Leeds International Piano Competition; Anna Tsybuleva (winner in 2015), is making a return visit, and Eric Lu (winner in 2018) will close the season in March 2022, having been booked originally for October 2020. Eric is also a BBC Young Generation Artist, as was Elisabeth Brauss - both are frequently heard on Radio 3. Lauren Zhang, currently studying at Harvard University, was the 2018 BBC Young Musician of the Year. The line-up is completed by Dinara Klinton making her second visit to us and by Patrick Hemmerlé, musician in residence at Clare Hall, Cambridge. Dinara and Patrick will bring us works by Glinka, Lyadov, Taneyev, Vierne and Villa-Lobos, which will open our ears to overlooked and neglected works.
We continue to be grateful for commercial and personal sponsorship but in these particularly difficult times additional sponsors would be most welcome. Ultimately, the life blood of any Society is dependent upon membership levels and audience numbers, so please continue to spread the word, particularly amongst the young!
To book a Season Ticket, become a Patron, or to book for an individual recital from this series of Recitals please click the link below
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