Christmas 2020 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and supporters,
Well, I’m sure you will all agree that 2020 is a year best left behind us and our fervent hope is that this newsletter finds you all well. You will be pleased to hear that the RVIPW committee are all fine – becoming accustomed to the obligatory “Zoom” meetings which we have all had to utilise rather than meeting in person, though we all agree that we miss Helen Longworth’s flapjacks..!
With the arts and culture being one the hardest hit sectors to say it has been challenging for us and for so many of our colleagues and RVIPW performers is something of an understatement. But looking on the bright side, the Winter Solstice is now behind us so we are beyond the shortest day. Spring is just around the corner, bulbs are pushing their way out of the darkness into light and so must we. The herculean efforts of scientists and medics around the world has given us – in an amazingly short timeframe – a vaccine to fight this terrible pandemic so there really is an end in sight. I will personally be first in line as soon as I am offered the opportunity of what promises to be a way to return to normality and I expect many of you will already have had your first inoculations if you are eligible. There’s a cause for celebration if ever I heard one!

Although all our efforts to bring live music to RVIPW in 2020 were thwarted, we are beginning to feel optimistic that by July we will be in a position to welcome you all once again to join us in what promises to be one of our most hotly anticipated festivals yet – the dates 14-17th July 2021 are writ LARGE in all our diaries and please be assured we are doing everything we possibly can to make that happen. Many of the cancelled performers from 2020 are already booked in and we have some additional musicians in prospect which we are very excited about. Watch this space… we literally can’t wait to welcome you back.

The feeling is generally that April or May 2021 is possibly too soon to be gathering in a venue for the launch concert, although we will watch the unfolding situation extremely closely and are investigating ideas to try and bring you something before the main festival in July.

In amongst the gloom of recent months there have been some glints of light and some unexpected benefits – one of which is the availability of so much online music and some truly ingenious and creative performances. Some of our personal favourites, for various reasons, are listed below and to get you all into true festive spirit I hope you enjoy browsing through our suggestions!

Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and a healthy and safe (dare we hope for “normal”?) New Year.

Marianne
Chair, Ribble Valley International Piano Week

 RVIPW’s Festive Favourites!

First, a special message from Scott Brothers Duo, who we will be welcoming back in 2021 following their postponed 2020 appearance…“We ho-ho-hope you can join us this Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December 2020, 7pm UK Time) for our very festive HO-HO-HOME CONCERT!!! We perform some wonderful Christmas music with brand new keyboard arrangements! There will be a World Premiere of Tom’s animation to accompany Tchaikovsky’s Miniature Overture from The Nutcracker Suite! + Expect a few Seasonal Surprises & Stories here and there!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_As6wHym_A&feature=youtu.be

Next, Recorded live at St John’s Smith Square Friday 4th December 2020, Jess Dandy contralto and Martin Roscoe piano present ‘Let the Earth Open’, a sequence of song for Advent. From darkness into light at its most effervescent, join Jess Dandy and Martin Roscoe as they plot the most beguiling of Advent calendars. Includes songs by Britten, Warlock, Wolf, Rodrigo, Ravel & Poulenc.
https://www.sjss.org.uk/jess-dandy-martin-roscoe-let-earth-open?fbclid=IwAR36x4G0szHwOVUQGUzeQuIsLi7iQ9ujH4bc8r-CDBAyITlyCHNoV73qQuk

This one is not piano related but very, very Christmassy! A full Christmas concert from The Halle Orchestra – Filmed in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and conducted by Hallé Pops Maestro Stephen Bell, this magnificent performance includes contributions from the entire Hallé Orchestra, its family of Choirs and special guest readers. These include Lemn Sissay reading his poem Let There Be Peace, and singer songwriter (and long-time friend of the Hallé) Guy Garvey giving his narration of The Night Before Christmas!
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHalleOfficial

Next, just in case you missed it, is a performance given by Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe back in October for Manchester Chamber Concert Society. Once again we would like to thank those of you who helped us to send Tasmin a retirement present from us – she asked us to pass on her personal thanks now that she has stepped back from the concert platform for ever.
https://www.chamberconcerts.org/online-concert

Finally, the most heartwarming musical story we’ve seen this year, featuring the BBC Philharmonic. This short clip from BBC Breakfast tells how the orchestra transformed dementia sufferer Paul Harvey’s improvised tune on four notes on the piano to a fully orchestrated version – a story to warm the cockles of your heart!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0071TnKCMkwCiFwANnlG8d_qEMxaUYt0hlMvBX5Wb4RzRWMu-td4EzPqg&v=JS0q6AW35OM&feature=youtu.be

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VIDEOS

WELCOME

During the Coronavirus lockdown we are enormously grateful to Martin Roscoe for taking the time to video some short piano pieces and send them to us – we will add them here for you to enjoy. 

If you’ve enjoyed watching these videos and have ever considered supporting us, please click on the “Donate” button. Now would be the best time possible to show your appreciation and support in this way – like many other Arts organisations we stand to lose out enormously financially in 2020 – please help us to keep this charity going if you can – and an enormous “thank you” from us to those of you who have donated your ticket fees for Martin’s cancelled Launch concert on May 7th.

Plus some bonus youtube videos – link below – every year Yamaha support us enormously by providing their wonderful CFX piano for our use throughout the festival – back in 2014 Yamaha came and recorded an interview with our President, Peter Donohoe and Artistic Director, Martin Roscoe in the Croston Theatre just before their two-piano performance that evening.

It’s a fascinating glimpse into the life, work and friendship of these two titans of the UK musical world in this setting – delightfully familiar to our regular audience members.

If you are missing our lovely welcoming venue, there is even a video Scott Brothers Duo made when they came and played for us in 2018!  They play The Swan from the Carnival of The Animals by Saint-Saens, complete with their trademark video animations.

Buy Fixed Bundle Concert Tickets

Here you can buy tickets for bundles for
All 7 Concerts, All 3 Lunchtime or All 4 Evening Concerts.

There are also flexible bundles available offering significant discounts to allow you to choose your own package and still save money. The flexible bundles are only available using the postal booking form.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BUNDLES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF MAY.

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Please note we are unable to offer senior concessions for over 60’s

Eligible concession prices are as follows –

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


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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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Please note we are not able to offer senior concessions for over 60’s

Eligible concession prices are as follows –

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


(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 15th to July 18th 2020

 

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.

Reserve your slot

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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Concessions

Please note we are not able to offer senior concessions for over 60’s

Eligible concession prices are as follows –

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


(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.

Reserve your slot

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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Dates for RVIPW 2020

RVIPW festival will be held from 15th – 18th July 2020, at The Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn, BB2 6QU.

BRIDGE

Phantasy for Piano Quartet, H. 94

BRAHMS

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C min, Op. 60

BLISS

Piano Quartet In A min, Op. 5 F.18

SCHUMANN

Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 47

Wednesday 18th July 7.30pm- Moricosta Trio and Martin Roscoe

Discovering a mutual love of the string trio repertoire, these internationally acclaimed musicians met at the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and all are in high demand as chamber musicians, soloists and orchestral musicians.  They performed their inaugural concert in January 2013 and were Selected Artists for the Making Music Concert Promoters Group 2015/16 season in collaboration with Pianist, Martin Roscoe.  Back by popular request, the Moricosta Trio will be making their second RVIPW appearance with a generous programme that will delight chamber music lovers, mixing 20th Century English writing with classics cornerstones of German chamber repertoire.

www.moricostastringtrio.com

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk – FREE

Tickets: £20 (£16 concession disabled/full-time education)

Evening refreshments available

S. BACH

English Suite No.5 in E minor, BWV. 810

BERNSTEIN

Touches

RACHMANINOV

Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42

Thursday 19th July, 12 noon – Ryan Drucker

Ryan, a graduate of the RNCM and a current student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama begins our lunchtime emerging artists series. Ryan was recently awarded first prize in the Brant International Piano Competition and the fourth prize in the Dudley International Piano Competition and has performed in many distinguished venues throughout the UK and Europe. Ryan will play J. S. Bach’s relentless, energetic and chromatic Fifth English Suite followed by two works in theme and variation form. Bernstein’s Touches draws on his eclectic compositional skills fusing both jazz and contemporary classical elements together whilst Rachmaninoff’s late work, Variations on a theme by Corelli opens with the familiar Baroque theme, La Folia, which he playfully and daringly explores with a variety of textures and characters.

Click here for Ryan’s website

Tickets: £13 (£9 concession disabled/full-time education)

1.00-2.00pm Buffet Lunch with the Artist: £17 (please email any special dietary requirements) – all proceeds to St Catherine’s Hospice

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PROKOFIEV

Visions fugitives, Op. 22 TCHAIKOVSKY

October; November – from ‘The Seasons’ Op. 37a BEETHOVEN

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp min, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight) SCHUBERT

Six moments musicaux, D. 780

GRANADOS

The Maiden and Nightingale - from ‘Goyescas’, Op. 11 GINASTERA

3 Argentinian dances, Op. 2

Thursday 19th July 7.30pm – Katya Apekisheva

Katya, born into a family of musicians, studied at the Gnessin School in Moscow followed by Rubin Academy in Jerusalem and then Royal College of Music in London. She was a prizewinner in several international competitions, holds a professorship of piano at Guildhall school of music and is currently curator of the exciting new London Piano Festival.  Katya’s programme takes us from Russia, through Europe and across the pond, encountering the expression of personalities, seasons, moonlight and birdsong before the final fiery conclusion of dances.

 Click here for Katya’s website

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk – FREE.

Tickets: £20 (£16 concession disabled/full-time education)

Evening refreshments available

 

SCHUBERT 

Sonata in A, D. 664 BRAHMS

Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann, Op. 9 CHOPIN

Nocturne in C min Op. 48, No. 1 CHOPIN 

Ballade No.4 in F min, Op. 52

Friday 20th July, 12 noon – Kathy Chow

Born in Perth Australia, Kathy is currently completing an Artists Masters in Piano Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, supported by the Guildhall School Trust.  Kathy begins her programme with the affectionately known “Little” A major sonata before switching the mood to Brahms’ deeply elegiac Variation on a theme by Schumann, considered a true masterpiece in the genre.  After journeying through the immense grief of Chopin’s Nocturne in c min, our second lunchtime recital of the festival concludes with Chopin’s exuberant fourth Ballade.

Click here for a fascinating interview with Kathy Chow

Tickets: £13 (£9 concession disabled/full-time education)

1.00-2.00pm Buffet Lunch with the Artist: £17 (please email any special dietary requirements) – all proceeds to St Catherine’s Hospice

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HELMUT LACHENMANN

Schattentanz (Shadow Dance) from ‘Ein Kinderspiel’

DEBUSSY

Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum; Jimbo's Lullaby from ‘Children's Corner Suite L113

HELMUT LACHENMANN

Akiko from 'Ein Kinderspiel'

DEBUSSY

Serenade for the Doll from ‘Children's Corner Suite'L113

CHOPIN 

Mazurka in C# min, Op. 30, No. 4

CHOPIN 

Étude in F min, Op. 25, No. 2

DEBUSSY

The Snow is Dancing from ‘Children's Corner Suite’ L113

LISZT

La Campanella

HELMUT LACHENMANN

Schattentanz (Shadow Dance) from ‘Ein Kinderspiel’

DEBUSSY

The Little Shepherd from ‘Children's Corner Suite’  L113

J.S. BACH

Prelude in C# from Book II of the "Well Tempered Clavier"

DEBUSSY

Golliwog's Cakewalk from ‘Children's Corner Suite’  L113

HELMUT LACHENMANN

Filter-Schaukel (Filter-Swing) from ‘Ein Kinderspiel’

DEBUSSY

Feux d'artifice, No. 12 from Prélude Book 2

COUPERIN

Tombeau de Mr Blancrocher from ‘Bauyn Manuscript’

SCHUMANN

Fantasie in C, Op. 17

Friday 20th July, 7.30pm – Pavel Kolesnikov

Pavel Kolesnikov was a member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists from 2014 to 2016 and his recording of Mazurkas was nominated by Gramophone magazine as one of their “10 best recordings of Chopin”!  The first half of the evening’s performance will transport us to an aural gallery of works evoking the innocence of child’s play, their toys and imaginings, interspersed with adult contemplations and reflections. Chopin’s Nocturne is considered his greatest emotional and masterly expression of a great and powerful grief whilst Schumann’s Fantasie was born out of his distress from being separated from Clara.

Click here for Pavel’s website

You Tube interview with Pavel about his life as a pianist Click here

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk – FREE.

Tickets: £20 (£16 concession disabled/full-time education)

Evening refreshments available

ROSSINI arr. Gottschalk

Galop, from William Tell Overture

RAVEL

Ma Mere l'Oye (Mother Goose Suite)

BEETHOVEN arr. Ulrich

Allegro con brio (from Symphony No. 5 in c minor Op. 67)

SAINT-SAËNS arr. J. Scott

Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals)

Saturday 21st July, 12.00pm Family Friendly Concert, Jonathan & Tom Scott PIANO DUET with Keyboard Projection and Animations

A concert for all the family with live keyboard projection and animations. Acclaimed keyboard duo Scott Brothers Duo present an unmissable fun-filled concert for all ages! With thrilling piano duets featuring keyboard projection on the big screen, and Tom Scott’s animations to accompany Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals this is a perfect concert for all the family. Tom’s animations have been enjoyed by thousands of people in classical concerts worldwide and we are thrilled to present them here at RVIPW.

www.scottbrothersduo.com

You Tube clip of Scott Brothers organ and piano version of Carnival of the animals

You Tube clip of Scott Brothers duet version from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

You Tube clip of Scott Brothers piano duet Mother Goose

 

 

Tickets: £13 (£9 concession disabled/full-time education) – Children under the age of 18 are very welcome to come free of charge, with an accompanying fee-paying adult!

1.00-2.00pm Buffet Lunch : £17 (please email any special dietary requirements) – all proceeds to St Catherine’s Hospice

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MOZART

Adagio in B min, K.540 MOZART

Sonata No. 15 in F, K.533/494 BEETHOVEN

Sonata No.13 in E flat, Op.27, No. 1 SCHUBERT

12 Valses Nobles, D.969 SCHUBERT 

Sonata in A, D.959

Saturday 21st July, 7.30pm – Martin Roscoe

Festival Director and internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Martin Roscoe, concludes the 2018 Ribble Valley International Piano Week with a fifty year window into the keyboard delights of the masters; Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.  Opening with Mozart’s tense and dramatic stand alone Adagio, we move through to Beethoven’s progressive sonata (in the manner of a fantasy) to a conclusion of two of Schubert’s final works, now recognized as mature masterpieces, deeply embedded with autobiographical emotional expression. Join us for this epic evening of great piano music to celebrate the close of our 2018 festival.

Martin’s website

Click here for a fascinating interview with Martin from 2013

 

5.30pm Supporters reception

6.30pm Pre-concert Talk – FREE.

Tickets: £20 (£16 concession disabled/full-time education)

Evening refreshments available

Lunchtime Buffet with The Mill Outside

After every lunchtime concert, you can join us and, whenever possible, the young artists you have heard playing at midday.

We are delighted that The Mill Outside are joining us again to provide their delicious meals – and the extra good news is that ALL profits go directly to St Catherine’s Hospice. Buffet  style meals will be served straight after each lunchtime concert in the dining hall adjacent to the theatre.

Either pay in advance by buying your tickets below, or there will be some availability on the day. The delicious menu is here –

The Mill Outside Menu

 

Lunch With the Artists

New  for 2017 – Food and Beverages at RVIPW

 

We are delighted that The Mill at St Catherine’s Hospice will be joining us here at Westholme School to provide catering in the dining hall during the main summer festival

 

Please scroll down to see the menu below and how to book your Lunch with the Artists and the Festival Anniversary Tea Party on Saturday 22nd at 5-6pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Roscoe (Piano)

This programme by Festival Director and internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Martin Roscoe, is a piano enthusiast’s dream. The three Titans of the piano repertoire – Beethoven, Chopin & Schubert – harness the emotional power of the instrument in such different ways and their music speaks to the core of the human spirit. Join us for this epic evening of great piano music to celebrate the close of our 30th Anniversary festival.

Programme

BEETHOVEN  Sonata in E, Op.109
NIELSEN  Chaconne, Op.32
CHOPIN  Ballade No.1 in G min, Op.23
CHOPIN  Nocturne in D flat, Op.27/2
CHOPIN  Polonaise in A flat, Op.53
SCHUBERT  Sonata in B flat, D.960

Tickets: £20 (£16 concession)

Festival Anniversary Tea Party – 5-6pm: £15 – See Here

Evening refreshments available

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

Tonight’s pre-concert talk will be given by our Piano Technician Marianne Bailey, in conversation with Martin Roscoe

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Luba Tunnicliffe (Viola) Hannah Watson (Piano)

This concert by two scholarship graduates of the Guildhall School of Music, presents a pair of delightful transcriptions for viola & piano. The first by J.S. Bach is a cornerstone of the viola repertoire, borrowed from the viola da gamba which was a precursor of the modern instrument. As an enthusiastic viola player himself, we think Bach would have approved! The Rachmaninov Sonata is borrowed from the cello, but make no mistake, the rich lyrical sonorities of the viola and indulgent mysterious textures of Rachmaninov’s music are a perfect match.

Programme

J.S. BACH  Sonata No.2 for Viola da Gamba & Cembalo in D, BWV.1028
RACHMANINOV  Sonata in G min, Op.19

 Tickets: £13 (£9 concession)

Lunch with the Artist: £15 See Here

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Programme

RÊVERIE: The life and loves of Claude Debussy  - See this link for a sneak preview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20MaPh68wXI&feature=youtu.be

Lucy Parham (Piano), Tim McInnerny (Narrator)

The wonderful Lucy Parham, known for her inventive and captivating presentations, joins theatrical forces with actor Tim McInnerny, to bring the world of the great Debussy vividly to life. Rêverie takes the form of Claude Debussy’s personal journal, following his initial success with the Prix de Rome in 1885 to his untimely death in 1918. It is punctuated with solo piano works ranging from the ever-popular lyricism of Clair de Lune, Rêverie and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair to such virtuosic showpieces as Jardins sous la pluie, the Etudes and L’isle joyeuse.

 

Tickets: £20 (£16 concession)

Evening refreshments available

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

Tonight’s pre-concert talk will be given by Lucy Parham.

Programme

J.S. BACH -  Preludes & Fugues from Book 1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier : No.9 in E; No.10 in E min; No.3 in C#; No.4 in C# min. DEBUSSY -  Images Series 2 CHOPIN -  Sonata No.2 in B flat min, Op.35 Funeral March

Julian Clef (Piano)

Julian Clef was discovered in Kerala, India, where he had made astonishing musical progress without any formal tuition. He was offered the opportunity to study at Chetham’s School of Music and has developed into a mature artist who has been championed by the great Sir András Schiff in concerts throughout Germany and in New York. From the heart of the piano repertoire, Julian has drawn together a programme of contrasts, exploring a wide range of sonority and expression. He pitches four Preludes & Fugues against each other, transports us into the mesmerising soundworld of Debussy’s Images, and finally comes to a dramatic climax in Chopin’s Sonata No.2, famed for its otherworldly Funeral March.

 

Tickets: £13 (£9 concession)

Lunch with the Artist: £15 – See Here

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Programme

SCHUMANN Waldszenen (Forest Scenes) Op. 82 BEETHOVEN Sonata Op.31, No.2 in D min. Tempest LISZT Four Pieces from Années de Pèlerinage Book 1 Suisse: Au lac de Wallenstadt; Pastorale; Au bord d'une source; Orage. RACHMANINOV Daisies No.3, Op.38; Lilacs No.5, Op.21. RAVEL Oiseaux tristes; Une barque sur l’océan - from Miroirs DEBUSSY L’isle joyeuse

Leon McCawley (Piano)

The award-winning British pianist, Leon McCawley has been described as ‘a poet of the keyboard’ and he offers a kaleidoscope of delights in this beautifully crafted programme. He opens with a trio of pieces which embody the core spirit of Romanticism, revealing mysterious soundworlds and fantastical landscapes. He then moves towards the 20th century with a pair of Rachmaninov’s luscious songs, then immerses us in an impressionistic dream, leaving us on The Island of Joy.

 

Tickets: £20 (£16 concession)

Evening Refreshments available

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

Tonight’s pre-concert talk will be given by Leon McCawley

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Programme

J.S. BACH Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D min, BWV 903
ALBENIZ El Puerto, from Iberia Book 1
ALBENIZ Triana, from Iberia Book 2
SCHUMANN Sonata No.1 in F# min, Op.11

Mishka Rushdie Momen (Piano)

The first in our lunchtime emerging artists series is a recital by a young pianist who won the Leschetizky Concerto Competition, New York at the age of 13 and was the youngest pupil ever to be accepted into the Purcell School. She most recently won the Dudley International Piano Competition and has performed on most of the UK’s top concert platforms. Mishka will play J.S.Bach’s astonishingly inventive Fantasy & Fugue and two evocative tone poems from Albeniz’s Iberia –music from the spiritual heart of Spain, closing with Schumann’s passionately captivating first piano sonata.

Tickets: £13 (£9 concession)
 
Lunch With The Artist: £15  – details HERE

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Programme

BRAHMS FAE  - Scherzo Sonatensatz BEETHOVEN -  Sonata No.10 in G, Op.96 ARVO PÄRT - Spiegel Im Spiegel FRANCK - Sonata in A

Opening Gala Concert – Tasmin Little (Violin) and Martin Roscoe (Piano)

The festival’s opening concert features two friends in thrilling musical dialogue. Tasmin Little is ranked among the world’s finest violinists and the full range of her stylish musicianship and artistry will be on show in today’s performance with esteemed pianist and festival director, Martin Roscoe. Their concert features three works from the height of the Romantic period, opening with Brahms youthfully exuberant Sonatensatz and culminating with one of the greatest of all violin sonatas, by the Belgian César Franck, full of soaring lyricsm and virtuosity.

 

Tickets: £22 (£18 concession)

Evening refreshments available

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

Tonight’s pre-concert talk will be given by Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe

 

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RVIPW 2017 – Information and Book Tickets

Ribble Valley International Piano Week 30th Anniversary

Martin Roscoe & Friends – Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd July
The Croston Theatre
Westholme School
Blackburn

OPENING GALA CONCERT – Wednesday 19th July, 7.30pm – Tasmin Little (Violin) & Martin Roscoe (Piano)

BRAHMS FAE – Scherzo Sonatensatz
BEETHOVEN – Sonata No. 10 in C, Op. 96
ARVO PART – Spiegel Im Spiegel
FRANCK – Sonata in A

Evening refreshments available
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm – free to ticket holders
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CONCERT & PRE-CONCERT TALK

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Thursday 20th July, 12.00pm Mishka Rushdie Momen (Piano)

J.S. BACH – Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D min, BWV 903
ALBENIZ EL Puerto, from Iberia Book 1
ALBENIZ – Triana, from Iberia Book 2
SCHUMANN  – Sonata No. 1 in F# min, Op. 11
Lunch with the Artist Available (SEE HERE)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CONCERT

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Thursday 20th July, 7.30pm Leon McCawley (Piano)

SCHUMANN – Waldszenen ( Forest Scenes Op. 82)
BEETHOVEN  – Sonata OP.31, No.2 in D min, Tempest
LISZT – Four Pieces from Annees de Pelerinage Book 1, Suisse: Au Lac de Wallenstadt; Pastorale; Au bord d’une source; Orage
RACHMANINOV – Daisies No, 3, Op. 38; Lilacs No.5, Op,21
RAVEL – Oiseaux tristes; Une barque sur l’ocean – from Miroirs
DEBUSSY – L’isle joyeuese
Evening refreshments available
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm – free to ticket holders
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Friday 21st July, 12.00pm Julian Clef (Piano)


J. S. BACH – Preludes and Fugues from Book 1 of The well Tempered Clavier: No. 9  in E; No. 10 in E min; No. 3 in C#; No. 4 in C# min.
DEBUSSY – Images Series 2
CHOPIN – Sonata No. 2 in Bb min, Op.35 Funeral March
Lunch with the Artist Available (SEE HERE)
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Friday 21st July, 7.30pm Lucy Parham (Piano), Tim McInnerny (Narrator)

REVERIE: The life and loves of Claude Debussy – See this clip here for a sneak preview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20MaPh68wXI&feature=youtu.be

Evening refreshments available
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm – free to ticket holders
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Saturday 22nd July, 12.00pm Luba Tunnicliffe (Viola) Hannah Watson (Piano)


J. S. BACH – Sonata No. 2 for Viola da Gamba & Cembalo in D, BWV. 1028
RACHMANINOV Sonata in G min, Op. 19
Lunch with the Artist Available (SEE HERE)
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Saturday 22nd July, 7.30pm, Martin Roscoe (Piano)


BEETHOVEN –  Sonata in E, Op. 109
NIELSEN – Chaconne, Op. 32
CHOPIN  – Ballade No. 1 in G min, Op. 23
CHOPIN  – Nocturne in Db, Op. 27/2
CHOPIN  – Polonaise in Ab, Op. 53
SCHUBERT – Sonata in Bb, D.960

Festival Anniversary Tea Party, 5-6pm (SEE HERE)
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm – free to ticket holders
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ALL tickets will be available for collection at the Box Office before the concert (unless a SAE is sent to the address below).
Please bring a copy of your PayPal receipt to the concert to ensure you get the correct tickets.

If you wish to order your tickets by post please send a note of your requirements to Roger Darling, Hillside House, Bluestone Lane, Mawdesley, Lancs L40 2RJ with a cheque payable to RVIPW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New for RVIPW 2017 – Play our piano

Play Our Piano

This year the festival is grateful for Yamaha’s continued support with one of their superb CFX concert grand pianos. We are offering pianists the dream opportunity to share our concert platform and sample the thrill of playing the very same piano as our star soloists.  Sessions are very limited due to the busy schedule of the festival, and you can reserve 15 minutes for a donation of £15. This donation helps to fund our young musicians’ lunchtime series.  Please note, subject to availability, you can book multiple slots should you wish to enjoy a longer session!

Reserve your slot

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.


Play our piano

Including 50p booking fee

Pre-Launch Events

Details of the Launch Concert (on Wed 4th May 2016) and the Piano Week Concerts & Events (13-16th July 2016) will be announced in Spring 2016.

Details of the

Piano Week Launch concert – Wed 4th May 2016 and the

Piano Week Concerts and Events – Wed 13th-Sat 16th July 2016

will be published in Spring 2016.

Information will be sent to everyone on our Mailing List as soon as it is available. If you wish to be added to the list to receive emails and brochures, please go to the Contact page and send us your details

RVIPW 2016

Welcome to our events section. We have been busy planning RVIPW 2016, which will be held  from Wednesday 13th July to Saturday 16th July. We look forward to bringing you another excellent programme of artists.  As soon as full details of our line-up is announced at our launch concert on Wednesday 4th May, the details of the concerts will be found here on our events pages and online booking will open straight afterwards.  Booking is now open for our 2016 launch event.

You can also follow us on facebook (www.facebook.com/rvipw) or twitter (@pianoweek) for the latest news.

Alternatively you may wish to use our contact form on this site to register your details, with a note to us to say that you would like to receive our very occasional newsletters via email where we like to keep you informed about our annual festival, without bombarding your inbox!  You can also browse our past events page where you can see the kinds of concerts we have offered during the last few years.

Thank you for taking an interest in us and we hope to be able to welcome you to future events.