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One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town

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Waterfront Hall weekend pass

Available from 15 March 7pm.

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Buy a Waterfront Hall weekend pass and save up to £27. Passes cost £105/£95 and will be available here, by post using the form which will be available on 15 March and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall (weekdays). Listed below are all the performances you can attend with your pass. (Please note, the Children’s Concert and events in The Space are not covered by the Waterfront Hall weekend pass.) Once any included concert sells out, the passes are no longer available.

Mario Häring

– Posted in: Friday 26 April 8pm

Waterfront Hall (to 10pm, with interval) £20/£18

Book nowMario Häring  was a prizewinner at Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018. After his orchestral debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra  in 2003 more concerts with orchestra followed, among others at the Philharmonic Hall in Constance, the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.

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Making the Grade
student concert

– Posted in: Saturday 27 April 10am

Waterfront Hall (until 11am, no interval) £5/£3

Book nowIn partnership with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Students of piano teachers from across the region join forces to present a cross- section of pieces included in the new Associated Board 2019/2020 syllabus. Wonderful music from all the grades, performed by pianists from young to old, from beginners to the highly-experienced ensures that this will be an inspiring and entertaining concert.

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Alexandra Vaduva

– Posted in: Saturday 27 April 12.30pm
Alexandra Vaduva

Waterfront Hall (to 1.30pm, no interval) £12/£10/£5

Book nowRomanian-born pianist Alexandra Vaduva has performed in Japan, Austria and the US and is now a resident of the UK where she has graced many of the major London venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Kings Place and St. John’s Smith Square.

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Rolf Hind

– Posted in: Saturday 27 April 2.30pm

Waterfront Hall (to 4.45pm, with one interval at approx 3pm, after pre-concert talk) £16/£14/£5

Book now Rolf Hind’s tours have taken him from Carnegie Hall to the Proms and all major international concert halls and festivals. A specialist of 20th and 21st century repertoire, he has worked with many composers whose works he premièred, including Ligeti, Messaien and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, whose piano sonata is the main work in this concert. The concert features Scuttle, a new piece commissioned by the Festival and written by Kerry Andrew.

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Clare Hammond

– Posted in: Saturday 27 April 7.30pm
Clare Hammond

Waterfront Hall (to 9.30pm, with interval) £20/£18

Book nowWe are delighted to welcome back Clare Hammond who was a firm Festival favourite in 2015. Acclaimed as a pianist of“amazing power and panache” (The Telegraph), she is recognised for the virtuosity and authority of her performances and has developed a“reputation for brilliantly imaginative concert programmes” (BBC Music Magazine).

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Jean Baptiste Franc

– Posted in: Saturday 27 April 10.15pm

Waterfront Hall (to 11.15pm, no interval) £10

Book nowFollowing the success of 2018’s late-night Festival concert, we are delighted to welcome from Paris the brilliant and ever-inventive stride, swing and blues pianist Jean Baptiste Franc who has created his own style by mixing melodic improvisation and stride techniques.

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Lauren Zhang

– Posted in: Sunday 28 April 12.30pm
Lauren Zhang

Waterfront Hall (tol 1.30pm, no interval) £12/£10/£5

Book nowIn 2018, Lauren Zhang won the BBC Young Musician Competition in her home town of Birmingham. Her performance of Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth was broadcast live on BBC4 and BBC Radio 3 to widespread critical acclaim.

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Paul Taylor

– Posted in: Sunday 28 April 3pm

Waterfront Hall (to 4pm, no interval) £12/£10/£5

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Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player specialising in improvisation, now receiving increasing interest both in the UK and in the rest of Europe. The music is evocative, alluring and unique; combining unusual harmonies and sonorities with an original and fluid technique. 

He has been selected as Jazz North's Ambassador Artist on the 2018-19 Northern Line touring scheme for upcoming artists in the North of England.

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Jean Muller

– Posted in: Sunday 28 April 6.30pm
Jean Muller

Waterfront Hall (to 8.30pm, with interval) £20/£18/£5†

Book nowHailed as a “major talent” by Gramophone, Luxembourg-based virtuoso Jean Muller is a master craftsman who combines “savage technical voltage” (Gramophone) with a capacity for bold and interpretive risk. More than a dozen first prizes at international piano competitions stand witness to the extraordinary impact of Jean Muller’s interpretations. He has performed all over the world, and recorded numerous CDs including the complete Mozart and  Beethoven Sonatas.

"Bristling with energy, fabulous technique and intellectual understanding." Claire Jackson, International Piano

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