Sixth Yamaha International Piano Series lineup confirmed


Yamaha has announced a number of pianists who will perform at its sixth International Piano Series to be held at The Malvern Theatres in Worcestershire, England.

The series commences on 18th October with John Lill performing works by Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven and Brahms. The Malvern recital is to form a key part of John Lill’s 70th Birthday celebrations, and to bring John closer to the audience the Theatre will be erecting a large screen to show close-up hands and keyboard video of the entire performance.

Next up, on 12th December, will be Sunwook Kim with a programme of Schumann and Beethoven. Stephen Hough follows on 20th February, performing Bruckner, Brahms, Chopin and Wagner, as well as one of his own compositions. The series concludes on 21st March with a pianistic tour de force as the award-winning Benjamin Grosvenor performs works by Mendelssohn, Ravel and Schubert.

Tickets for each concert range in price from £14-£21, with a special price of £65 for all four.

The links above lead to information about each concert. Below is information as we currently have it:

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John Lill

Date: 18 October 2013
Times: 7.45pm
Price: £21 £17 £14 All Four Yamaha Recitals £65 (phone/in-person bookings only)
Venue: Forum Theatre
Genre: Concerts

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Haydn: Sonata No 52 in Eb
Beethoven: Sonata in D minor Op 31 No 2 ‘Tempest’
Brahms: Two Rhapsodies, Op 79
Schumann: ‘Carnival Jest from Vienna’, Op 26

This year’s Yamaha International Piano Series opens with a recital by John Lill. As a technical innovation to open the series, John Lill’s performance will be displayed on screens within the auditorium. This will enable audience members to view the concert from various different angles, including a shot from a camera directly above the keyboard.

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Sunwook Kim

Date: 12 December 2013
Times:7.45pm
Price: £21 £17 £14 All Four Yamaha Recitals £65 (Phone and in-person bookings only)
Venue: Forum Theatre
Genre: Concerts

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Former winner of the Leeds Piano Competition Sunwook Kim makes a first visit to Malvern.

Schumann: Arabesque Op.18
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Beethoven: Sonata No.29 in B Flat ‘Hammerklavier’

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Stephen Hough

Date: 20 February 2014
Times: 7.45pm
Price: £21 £17 £14 All Four Yamaha Concerts for £65 (phone or in-person bookings only)
Venue: Forum Theatre
Genre: Concerts

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A welcome return for Stephen Hough after his previous sell out recitals in Malvern

Schoenberg: Six Little Pieces, Op. 19
Richard Strauss: Träumerei
Wagner: Albumblatt
Bruckner: Erinnerungen
Brahms: Seven Fantasias, Op. 116
Hough: Piano Sonata No. 2 (notturno luminoso)
Chopin: Four Ballades

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Benjamin Grosvenor

Date: 21 March 2014
Times: 7.45pm
Price: £21 £17 £14 All Four Yamaha Concerts for £65 (phone or in-person bookings only)
Venue: Forum Theatre
Genre: Concerts

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Benjamin Grosvenor last performed in Malvern on his 18th brithday. Now 21, the intervening years have seen his career go from strength to strength.

Mendelssohn: Andante & Rondo capriccioso Op.14
Schubert: Impromptu in G flat Op.90 No.3
Schumann: Humoreske Op.20
Mompou: Paisajas
Medtner: 2 Fairy Tales
Ravel: Valses nobles et Sentimentales
Gounod/Liszt: Valse de Faust