Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – explore the live stream series in full.
1.45pm – Thomas Kelly, Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
We are delighted to welcome Thomas Kelly to perform two recitals in the Young Artist series. In September he will be one of just 24 pianists who have been selected for the final stages of the Leeds International Piano Competition.
5.15pm – The Legacy of Legato – Lecture, Murray McLachlan
The second daily lecture of part two – programme details to be released soon.
7pm – Margaret Fingerhut Recital
‘One of the most radiantly musical of pianists, she plays with such alluring sensitivity & effortless command that one cannot help but be won over’ – International Piano
Described by Gramophone magazine as a pianist of ‘consummate skill and thrilling conviction’, Margaret Fingerhut has a distinguished career which has taken her all over the world.
She is particularly known for her innovative recital programmes in which she explores the highways and byways of the piano repertoire. As a concerto soloist she has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, in major venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. She is often heard on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and many radio stations worldwide.
8.30pm – Peter Donohoe
‘Peter Donohoe played as if visited by the spirit of Rachmaninov’ – The Guardian
In the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire and over forty years’ experience as a pianist, as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique. A former pupil of Chetham’s school of music, Peter has become a much loved regular on the faculty of the summer school.
Founded in 2001, the Chetham’s Piano Summer School is now firmly established as one of the most vibrant, respected and universally friendly events of its kind in the world. Participants enrol from all five continents and are inspired, guided and educated by an extraordinary faculty of over 60 internationally celebrated performer-teachers. This year promises to be no different and to enable access for audiences around the world, all major concerts will be available to watch online.