Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival 2015

Next year’s festival is now almost completely programmed. We’ll be revealing details over the next month or so; what we can promise you is that the programming will be as eclectic as ever! It’ll be another piano-filled weekend, with scintillating performances from internationally acclaimed pianists, events especially for families with children, free recitals and opportunities to hear some very talented local pianists. We’ll be in our usual venue, The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April.

Highlights from 2014 Festival

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    Charles Owen
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    Noriko Ogawa chats to the audience after her recital
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    Euan Atkinson plays the piano in the café
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    Noriko Ogawa signing CDs
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    Standing ovation
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    Paul Roberts
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    Audience members in the café
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    The café did a roaring trade
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    Gwilym Simcock
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    Pianotronic
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    Children's concert
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    Tom Hawkins plays the piano in the café
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    John Humphreys and Allan Schiller
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    Local pianist Alison West plays the café piano
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    Linda Patterson (piano festival Chair) talking to two of the BBC Young Jazz musician finalists
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    Charles Owen greets festival chair Linda Patterson
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    Noriko Ogawa takes a bow
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    Paul Roberts
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    Children's concert
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    Charles Owen
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    Charles Owen applauding Gwilym Simcock
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    Pianotronic
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    Kathryn Stott meets the audience after her recital
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    Noriko Ogawa
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    Kathryn Stott
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    Children's concert
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    Dave Nelson playing his PianoCycle in the café
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    Kathryn Stott, Paul Roberts and Charles Owen with festival artist liaison volunteer Tim Taylor Willson (left)
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    Local pianist Ailie Kerrane performed during Piano Shorts
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    Kathryn Stott and Dave Nelson
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    Gwilym Simcock

It was a truly extraordinary weekend of music-making with such a range of performances on offer. I certainly returned home with a great feeling of inspiration and new energy. Thank you for including me – a real joy and privilege to open the concerts.
Charles Owen, solo recital, opening night 2014

Just to say congratulations on the festival – it was a huge success and a credit to you all – well done!
Kathryn Stott, solo recital, final night 2014

All power to your elbow … You have set up something really special.
Martin Roscoe, solo recital, final night 2013