Tuesday 27 September 3.00 pm
Joint concert with the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
Clara Sherratt (piano)
Beethoven: Andante Favori WoO 80 (9')
Schumann: Fantasy in C Op 17 (30')
Three movements : 1) passionate, rhapsodic 2) march 3) slow, meditative
Chopin: Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52 (10')
Clara Sherratt was awarded first prize in the prestigious Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate competition at age 16 - the youngest participant. She was already a prize-winning pianist, being at age 11 one of the youngest ever winners of the prestigious Two Moors Festival competition and Bristol Festival of Music. She has performed as a soloist at national and international events including Colston Hall, Bristol; Powderham Castle, Devon; The Royal College of Music; Bath Abbey; Bristol Music Club; Dulverton Church, Devon; Audley End, English Heritage; Pembroke College, Cambridge; Music Fest Perugia, Italy and the Festival Internacional de Piano Torre de Canyamel, Mallorca. Clara's many recitals include concertos with local and international orchestras, Charity galas, festivals and she even played for the President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale of Richmond. Clara, now 17, is a pupil at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, where her teacher is Dina Parakhina. Previously she was a pupil of Pascal Nemirovski.
`An already accomplished young musician.' Leslie Howard
Playing `so impressive in its dignity than one almost failed to observe that this young performer had negotiated celebrated technical problems with grace and ease.' Leslie Howard.
`Extraordinary talent - do not stop playing'…`born to play piano'. Hilary Coates, Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
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