Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival 2015

Next year’s festival is now programmed and we can promise you it will be as eclectic as ever! 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.

2015 Festival launch party – you’re invited!

The launch of the 2015 programme is going to be at 6.30pm in the Town Hall, Hebden Bridge on Saturday February 7th, when tickets, including great-value weekend passes, will go on sale. There will be a bar, nibbles and live piano music, all creating something of a party atmosphere in anticipation of what promises to be another highly successful Festival.

On-line Tickets will also be on sale from February 7th. Thereafter postal bookings can be made via a booking form insert in the programme. The Festival box office opens for in-person bookings at the Town Hall on Monday February 9th and will be open weekdays between 10 and 4 right up to the Festival weekend.

Highlights from 2014 Festival

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

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