23rd May, 2018

Acclaimed pianist Leon McCawley next up for Bromsgrove Concerts

ARTRIX will play host to acclaimed pianist Leon McCawley next Friday, February 9.

The event is the latest to be held by Bromsgrove Concerts and the programme will include Sonata by Haydn, Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor and Three Preludes by the Austro-Hungarian composer Hans Gál (1890-1987).

Gal was a ‘continental Briton’ who fled the Nazi regime and settled in Edinburgh in 1939 where he lived a long and musically active life.

Leon recorded his complete works for solo piano back in 2005 for Avie Records and describes the Three Preludes he will be playing in this concert as ‘the most striking of Gál’s many varied works for solo piano’.

Leon has made a name for himself as a top pianist. He is a former prize winner in the BBC Young Musician Year of the Competition, came second in the Leeds Piano Competition and won the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna.

Janet Upward from Bromsgrove Concerts said: “This is not to be missed if you enjoy great piano playing of great music and we are eagerly looking forward to Leon’s return to Bromsgrove.”

Bromsgrove Concerts aims to provide programmes which are easily enjoyable while offering a varied and imaginative repertoire and to regularly introduce audiences to unfamiliar contemporary pieces to broaden the listening experience.

Tickets, at £20 for single tickets (£5 concessions – registered disabled, unemployed or full time student over 25) are available on the door or in advance at www.artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330.

Subscription and Rover tickets also available.

Carers and young people under 25 admitted free to all concerts (under 16s must be accompanied)

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