FRIDAY 17th JULY 2020, 12 noon
Pianist Karnsiri Laothamatas is a winner of various awards, including the
2nd prize at the Birmingham International Piano Competition, the 3rd
prize at the ASEAN International Concerto Competition and a laureate of
the 2018 Shean Piano competition. A native of Chiang Rai, Karnsiri studied
piano from the age of 5, and is currently in the Artist Diploma program
at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Martin
Roscoe and Ronan O’Hora.
Karnsiri will play Haydn’s Sonata in A flat, described as the work that
saw him bursting out of the ‘modest classical mould’. Central to the
programme are two contrasting Nocturnes by Chopin whose unmistakable
influence can be heard in the concert’s concluding works by Scriabin.
Prelude and Nocturne for left hand were written during a time of injury and sing a simple plaintive song of great beauty and harmonic richness whilst “Sonata-Fantasy” will transport us to the calm and storm the composer witnessed on the Baltic coast.
Tickets: £13 (£9 concession)