Rose McLachlan, Friday 14th July 2023, 12 noon

Winner of the RNCM Chopin Prize, Kirklees Young Musician Award and Christopher Duke International Piano Competition, Rose McLachlan is one of the most exciting talents in the UK. Rose brings to RVIPW three virtuosic masterpieces of the 20th century, starting with with the first book of Albéniz’s Iberia which took inspirations from music and places from the composer’s native country of Spain. Rose will then take us to the Black Sea in the Atlantic, which inspired Scriabin to write his Piano Sonata No.2. Scriabin described the first movement of the Sonata as ‘the cam of a night by the seashore in the South’ an the second as ‘the stormy agitation of the vast expanse of ocean’. 

Ravel dedicated each movement from ‘Le Tombeau de Couperin’ to close friends who had been killed in World War I. As its title suggests, the work alludes back to the music of the French composer Couperin as well as different dances from the Baroque period. Once cannot help but to feel the feeling nostalgia throughout the work, amidst its virtuosic energy and complexity, with Ravel dedicating the music to great French people of the past. 


Albéniz Iberia, Book 1
Scriabin Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, “Sonata-Fantaisie”
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Masterclasses: 2 – 3pm
Following the lunchtime recital, Rose McLachlan is inviting up to three pianists for a masterclass with her. Pianists of any age and level are welcome to apply. Minimum donation of £20 is recommended for the participants. If interested, please email to reserve your place.

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