SCARLATTI         Sonata in D, K.119

SCARLATTI         Sonata in A, K.113

MOZART              Sonata in A minor K.310

CHOPIN                Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58

 

Serene Koh

Thursday 11th July, 12 noon

Singaporean pianist Serene Koh opens our 2019 festival with the first in our lunchtime emerging artist series.  Serene has won top prizes at competitions such as the Singapore National Piano Competition and is currently a scholarship recipient of The Leverhulme Trust and a Yamaha Artist.  Showcasing works by three keyboard virtuosos of their day, Serene’s performance begins with two light and cheerful Scarlatti sonatas.  The centre work is Mozart’s dark, tumultuous and unrelenting Sonata in A minor that precedes Chopin’s Sonata No. 3, famed as a true masterpiece that represents the culmination of a lifetime of piano playing. 

HAYDN                Sonata in G major Hob. XVI/40

SCHUBERT          Sonata in C minor D958

SCHUMANN       ‘Abegg’ Variations Op.1

HANS GÁL          Three Sketches Op.7  (1910)

BRAHMS             4 Klavierstücke Op.119

CHOPIN              Polonaise-Fantasie Op.61

Leon McCawley

Thursday 11thJuly, 7.30pm

Leon McCawley has been praised for the purity of his lyrical and heartfelt playing and boasts an impressive discography that has established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to classical, romantic and 20th century repertoire.  In tonight’s programme, Leon McCawley contrasts and interweaves early and late works of great keyboard composers with a plethora of repertoire for every palette. The evening also includes the first piano work of the Viennese emigré composer Hans Gál (1890-1987) whose complete piano music McCawley has championed and recorded.

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk – FREE

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

Lauren Zhang

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.

MOZART             Sonata in A, K. 331 ‘Alla Turka’ from new Henle Edition

KANNO               A Particle of Water for piano and Myochin Hibashi Chopsticks

CHOPIN              Waltz No.1, Op.18 

CHOPIN              Ballade No.1 in G minor

DEBUSSY            Pour le Piano

DEBUSSY            Suite Bergamasque

DEBUSSY            La plus que lente

SATIE                   Gnossiennes: No.1 Lent

SATIE                   Le Piccadilly

SATIE                   Je te veux

Noriko Ogawa

Friday 12th July, 7.30pm

We are delighted that a firm RVIPW favourite, Noriko Ogawa, is returning to our 2019 festival.  Having achieved considerable renown throughout the world since her success at the Leeds International Piano Competition, Noriko’s “ravishingly poetic playing” (Telegraph) sets her apart from her contemporaries.  A fine Debussy specialist, Noriko’s programme includes staples from that unmistakable romantic sound world.  In complete contrast, the work by Kanno, which Noriko commissioned, incorporates Japanese sounds.  Myochin Hibashi Chopsticks are very special art pieces that are made with the highest quality steel used for Japanese Samurai Swords.  Hung as wind-chimes, we can expect a unique experience of the blended sound of the piano and the myochin.

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk – FREE

DEBUSSY    Six preludes from Book 1: Voiles; Les collines d’Anacapri; Des pas sur la neige; Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest; La fille aux cheveux de lin; Minstrels

LISZT           Three pieces from Années de Pèlerinage Book 3 Troisième année: Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este I: Thrénodie; Aux cyprès de la Villa d’Este II: Thrénodie; Les jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Este.

KALKBRENNER     Variations Brillantes sur une Mazurka de Chopin, Op. 121

Tyler Hay

Saturday 13th July, 12 noon

Tyler Hay studied at the Purcell School for Young Musicians and the Royal Northern College of Music where he won the esteemed Gold Medal competition and played in the prize winner’s concert at Wigmore Hall in the Spring of 2017.  Most recently, Tyler won first prize in the keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League Competition in February 2016 and also went on to win first prize in the Liszt Society Competition in November. Tyler will play six preludes from Debussy’s evocative first book of preludes, three pieces from Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage Book 3 that will transport us along the route of his pilgrimage before closing with Kalkbrenner’s show-stopping Variations Brillantes sur une Mazurka de Chopin.

CHABRIER          Marche Joyeuse

GERSHWIN         Rhapsody in Blue

BERNSTEIN         Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

BIZET                   L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

RAVEL                 Bolero

Conductor:        Richard Howarth

Soloist:                Martin Roscoe

 

 

Blackburn Symphony Orchestra with soloist Martin Roscoe

Saturday 13th July 2019,7.30 pm

All aboard for the French / American experience? We begin our journey in France with Chabrier’s uplifting Marche Joyeuse; it’s sure to get your foot tapping.  American next and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, its trademark clarinet glissando opening will instantly transport you to New York and its soaring skyline.  Soak up the sultry atmosphere of downtown Manhattan with Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.  Famous tunes include Cha Cha (Maria), Somewhere and Mambo.  The last leg of the musical journey takes us back to France and to the music of Bizet and Ravel with the famous Bolero wending its way to take us to the end of our travels.

Short works for the piano by

J.S. Bach,

Mozart,

Beethoven,

Debussy,

Scott Joplin and

Nina Simone plus more

Holly Cullen-Davies presents ‘Why everyone should learn the piano’

Sunday 14th July, 12 noon

Kids’ Concert Company founder Holly Cullen-Davies is well known for her work as pianist, music leader, presenter and entrepreneur. Her concerts are always lively, colourful, interactive and accessible to everyone. Holly believes that exposing children to the best music ever written is the most important way to inspire them. This music can be classical, jazz, folk, pop or film music but if children haven’t heard it they won’t know what they could be aiming for.

In this concert children will hear short works for the piano by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Scott Joplin and Nina Simone plus more. There will be a quiz for all the family and numerous chances to join in with singing, improvising at the piano, drawing and even dancing! 

Please note that this concert is designed for children already learning instruments from about the age of 6 upwards. This doesn’t mean that younger siblings won’t get something out of it also but we do ask that parents take full responsibility for any child who is not able to concentrate or who is making a noise and disrupting the concert for older children.

MOZART                           Violin Sonata in G, K.301

ELGAR                               Violin Sonata in E min, Op.82

CLARA SCHUMANN        Three Romances for Violin, Op.22

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS     The Lark Ascending

MIKLÓS RÓZSA Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song Op.4

 

CLOSING GALA CONCERT Jennifer Pike and Martin Roscoe

Sunday 14th July, 7.30pm

The festival’s closing concert brings a magnificent musical partnership back to the Ribble Valley.  Renowned for her “dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” (Classic FM), violinist Jennifer Pike first gained international attention in 2002 when, aged 12, she became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year.  Performing and recording regularly with esteemed pianist and festival director, Martin Roscoe, their concert will include a nod to the bicentenary of Clara Schumann with the luscious and poignant Romances and a national favourite in the form of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk – FREE

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Please note that there are no senior concessions for over 60’s.


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Please note that there are no senior concessions for over 60’s


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All tickets should be collected with some form of identity up to 1 hour before any of the concerts.

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Concessions

A £4 discount is available to the unemployed, disabled people and their essential companions. Students in full-time eduction are entitled to free tickets when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Please note that there are no senior concessions for over 60’s


(Includes 50p booking fee)

All tickets should be collected with some form of identity up to 1 hour before any of the concerts.

RVIPW Play Our Piano! July 11th to July 14th 2019

 

Throughout the main festival we are fortunate to have use of a wonderful Yamaha CFX 9′ Concert Grand piano. This piano is very generously supplied to us by Yamaha UK.

If you’ve always dreamed of playing one of these fabulous instruments, why not book a 15 minute slot, (or multiples of slots!) and have the auditorium, and the piano, all to yourself? This opportunity would be of particular benefit to Piano Groups, instrument teachers and music students in preparation for exams or auditions – or invite your friends and family to listen in and hold your own “mini-concert”!

We make a charge of £15 for each 15 minute slot. All money raised will be used to support our Young Artists programme of lunchtime recitals.

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Availability is strictly limited. To book, first contact Rebecca Weaver on info@rvipw.org.uk to enquire about availability and reserve your slot. Once it has been confirmed, use our PayPal button below within 24 hours to make your donation, and this will secure your booking.

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