Hiroaki Takenouchi (Piano)
Our next concert will be on Saturday 26th October at the usual time and place.
Sadly Lara Melda tripped and broke her ankle a couple of weeks ago and is currently out of action but we have been able to secure the wonderful pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi to take her place. We wish Lara a speedy recovery and hope that perhaps she might be able to come and play for us next season instead.
Hiro has offered us a wonderful programme including Mozart, Beethoven (Pathetique), Chopin and the Schubert Wanderer Fantasy.
He has appeared on many concert platforms including the Wigmore Hall, Tokyo Opera, The South Bank Centre, Bath, Cheltenham and Salzburg Festivals and given numerous recitals in the UK, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Portugal, Italy and Canada. Heralded by The Times as “just the sort of champion the newest of new music needs”, while being praised as “impeccable in his pianism and unfailing in his idiomatic grasp” by Gramophone, Hiro's curiosity and a natural penchant for integrity makes his playing and vast repertoire unique amongst his generation of pianists. His love for the music of classical masters – particularly Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin – sits side by side with his passion for the music of Medtner, lesser-known British composers such as Sterndale Bennett and Parry, and the contemporary repertoire.
This is a great opportunity to see and hear one of the most interesting and remarkable pianists of his day so I do hope you will put this date in your diary and I look forward to seeing you there. Tickets are available via our website or on the ticket desk at the concert.