BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101
BRAHMS Variations on a theme of Paganini, Op.35 (Books 1 & 2)
CHOPIN Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op.22
Friday 12th July, 12 noon
In 2018, Lauren Zhang won the BBC Young Musician Competition and later that year made her BBC Proms debut. Tipped as one to watch, her performances across wide ranging repertoire are gaining wide spread critical acclaim for her musical intelligence alongside exceptional technical mastery. Lauren opens with Beethoven’s introspective Piano Sonata in A, described by the composer himself as ‘a series of impressions and reveries’, before launching us into Brahms’ virtuosic variations based on Paganini’s famous Caprice No. 24. After journeying through Chopin’s nocturne-lullaby character of the Andante Spianato our second lunchtime recital concludes with a display of heroic bravado, brilliance and brightness, that of Chopin’s Grand Polonaise.