After the wonderful recital series we have experienced in recent years, planning future seasons doesn’t get any easier. As we consider all the outstanding artists we would love to return, discover new performers, and receive approaches directly from young pianists and music agencies, the selection process becomes ever more demanding. This season continues to ensure programme variety without undue repetition of works and also includes pieces new to our audiences.
After hearing six pianists making their first visit to the Society in 2018-19, next season sees the return of four artists alongside two new faces. Amongst the returnees, Martin Roscoe attracted our largest audience in recent years and to secure him again to open the season is a major success. Vadym Kholodenko also captivated the audience in his first recital for us and, in this his second UK tour, he once again performs masterpieces of the classical period and of the Russian repertoire. Remarkably, we have not hosted a recital by Steven Osborne since 1998! It hasn’t been without trying in recent years, so the offer made to us to hear him perform the last three Beethoven sonatas as a finale to the season was not to be missed.
As in previous years, the generous and much appreciated commercial and personal sponsorship received by the Society enables us to engage high quality pianists and we are, once again, deeply indebted to our loyal sponsors. But to continue to develop the strength and capabilities of the society, it is critical to develop membership growth and audience numbers, so please continue to spread the word amongst friends and colleagues and encourage them to join us. Admission to our recitals is free for young people under the age of 21.
Reciprocal arrangements for the purchase of their half price season tickets have once again been made with Teesside Music Society.
We gratefully acknowledge the support from
Making Music’s Award for Young Concert Artists Scheme