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2020 FESTIVAL

We have some fabulous pianists booked for next year – keep popping back as we’ll be adding new events throughout the autumn!

Children’s Concert
with Harry the Piano

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Friday 24th April 5pm

Renowned improviser Harry the Piano will be presenting a special concert specifically aimed at younger audience members and families.

Material will include his legendary variations on the Harry Potter theme (two million hits on youtube), a medley of TV themes and cartoons and requests from the audience to play tunes at their request in any chosen style.

Martin Roscoe

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Friday April 22nd - time tbc

With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.

Lara Melda

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Lara Melda

Saturday April 25th - time tbc

 “It’s Melda’s range and depth of tone that marks her out as a pianist mature beyond her years. There’s nothing brittle or skittish about her playing: she has command of the big picture, especially in late-Romantic music.” Pianist Magazine

Harry the Piano

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Harry’s extraordinary talent and breathtaking creativity have earned him a reputation as one of the most gifted improvising pianists in the world. Celebrities and critics alike have lined up to shower him with praise often smacking of astonishment.

'Keyboard genius, a legendary figure in the music world.' Petroc Trelawny BBC Radio 3

Joanna MacGregor

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Joanna MacGregor

Saturday April 25th - time tbc
Joanna MacGregor is one of the world’s most innovative musicians, appearing as a concert pianist, curator and collaborator. Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Professor of the University of London, Joanna is also known as an artistic director of festivals and concerts series, including Bath International Music Festival and Dartington International Summer School.

BingBing Li

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Sunday April 24th - time tbc

Praised for her highly imaginative and musically intelligent playing, BingBing Li's performance has been described in TheTimes and many other reviews as having vigour and authority, an outstanding pianist with genuine brilliance and phenomenal artistry.

Eric Lu

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Eric Lu

Sunday April 24th - time tbc

“It might be best to avoid hyping a youngster at the start of his career, but Lu seems already to possess something of the magic touch of early Leeds laureates Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu, and is surely one of the most exciting prospects in a long time. A veritable poet of the keyboard”. The Guardian