The pianos are coming back to Hebden Bridge in 2014!
The 2013 Hebden Bridge Piano Festival was a success beyond our wildest dreams and we are able to confirm that there will be another in 2014 (11th to 13th April). Thank you to everyone who came along and thank you also for all the great, enthusiastic and useful feedback.
Tickets on sale from 25 January 2014.
Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the British scene. Able to move effortlessly between jazz and classical music, he can, at times, inhabit both worlds and has been described as stylistically reminiscent of Keith Jarrett, complete with ‘harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions’ as well as... read more
Liszt, Love and Petrarch Pianist, author and educator Paul Roberts is known internationally as a leading exponent of French piano music who has performed and recorded all the major works by Debussy and Ravel, and also written biographies of both composers and the outstanding Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy. He returns to Hebden... read more
Over the last couple of decades Noriko Ogawa has become one of the most respected and loved pianists around the world. For her Saturday night recital she presents a superb programme that ranges from the intense classicism of Mozart and Beethoven, to the 20th century sonorities of Debussy, Ravel and Takemitsu. Noriko has also agreed to... read more
Hebden Bridge Piano Festival is delighted to announce that its patron, the internationally renowned pianist Kathryn Stott, will be giving the final concert of the festival, and that this will be her first ever public performance in her home town! Her attractive and insightful programme explores both Baroque music and also works by 19th and... read more
Charles Owen makes a welcome return to Calderdale having twice performed at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax in the last few years. His recital programme for 2014 includes some stunning works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bartok and Schubert and, after his Hebden Bridge appearance, Charles will be touring this programme culminating in a... read more
Piano Duet music at its very best! Well-loved works by Schubert, Brahms and Ravel, plus a stunning version of Bach’s orchestral Brandenburg Concerto no 6. Allan Schiller and John Humphreys have been playing as a piano duo for over thirty years. They have recorded Busoni and Schubert for Naxos and on 26th January 2006 presented a... read more
The very wonderful Lukasz Filipczak will give a lunchtime recital for us during next year's festival. Much more information nearer the time - for now, a real treat: In the video below Lukasz is playing Chopin's Larghetto from his 2nd Piano concerto in F-minor op.21 in Warsaw, at the Polish Radio Concert Hall. We've heard... read more
You can see the five big names we've booked for 2014 on the front page of this site - more details later about them and what they're bringing to Hebden Bridge Piano Festival. Just to keep you in the picture: you can expect fantastic recitals (of course!), masterclasses, a lecture/recital, a family concert and a... read more