There are many brilliant pianists around, but few are able to fuse the sensibilities of a musician raised in the Far East who trained in the West. Reiko Fujisawa took up the piano at the age of three.
Here’s where you can get a sneak preview of who is already booked for the 2018 Hebden Bridge Piano Festival. We’ll be adding to this page as the schedule fills up – so do pop back from time to time. Times etc are not yet firmed up.
The international acclaim that Danny Driver’s recordings and performances have generated over recent years has cemented his reputation as one of Britain’s most respected and versatile pianists.
One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands and two piano repertoire. In parallel with their extensive solo careers, they have been performing together around the world and across the UK since 2001.
The critical plaudits that have greeted Mark Bebbington’s performances and recordings have singled him out as a British pianist of the rarest refinement and maturity.
Jazz FM's Instrumentalist of the Year 2017 (sponsored by Rathbones) Nikki Yeoh is a creative free spirit who, although deeply rooted in the language of improvisation, is open to a range of music that leans as much to populism as it does high art.
Isata Kanneh-Mason is an undergraduate at The Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Hamish Milne, having been awarded the prestigious Sir Elton John Scholarship. She performed with Elton John in Los Angeles in 2013. Isata is returning to the Festival after her acclaimed performance here in 2015.
A wonderful lunchtime recital of music by Schubert and Debussy (final programme to be announced in the autumn) by this supremely gifted young pianist who stunned audiences when she appeared at the first Festival back in 2013.
One of the most authentic and spirited players of blues and New Orleans piano in Europe today. Dom Pipkin has appeared live all around the world and on TV and radio, winning and wowing fans with his electrifying live performances.