International Piano Series – Day Eight
  • Monday 23 August 2021, 1:45pm
  • Online
  • £20 (Book for 5 days, 5% discount / 10 days 10% discount)
Image International Piano Series – Day Eight

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.

Margaret Fingerhut website

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.

Peter Donohoe website


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.

Chetham’s International Piano Summer School website

International Piano Series – Day Eight
  • Online
  • £20 (Book for 5 days, 5% discount / 10 days 10% discount)

SCHEDULE
1.45pm – Thomas Kelly Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
5.15pm - Lecture
7pm - Margaret Fingerhut Recital
8.30pm - Peter Donohoe

PROGRAMME:
Thomas Kelly Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
BEETHOVEN Fantasia in G minor, Op.77
BRAHMS Four pieces Op.119
MENDELSSOHN-RAHMINOFF Scherzo
SCRIABIN Sonata No.4
Margaret Fingerhut  
BACH Preludes and Fantasies
BERKELEY Six Preludes Op.23 
BEETHOVEN Sonata No.13 in E-flat major, Op.27 No.1 Quasi una fantasia
Farhad POUPELFantasia on one note (UK premiere) 
Bowen Five Preludes from Op.102
Peter Donohoe  
SCHUBERT Four Impromptus D899 Op.90 
MENDELSSOHN Songs without Words
  Book 6 Op.67 No.1 
  Book 3 Op.38 No.6 
  Book 6 Op.67 No.4 
  Three Capriccios Op.16  
  Book 1 Op.19 No.1  
  Book 1 Op.19 No.3 
  Book 8 Op.102 No.2 
  Book 6 Op.67 No.5 
  Book 2 Op 30 No 4 
  Book 6 Op 67 No 2 
  Book 5 Op 62 No 6 
  Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op.14 

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.

Margaret Fingerhut website

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.

Peter Donohoe website


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.

Chetham’s International Piano Summer School website

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