The very successful series of concerts in our previous three seasons, with their blend of new faces, returning artists and established favourites, highlights the incredible range of outstanding pianists both here in the UK and overseas. The abundance of engagement options facing the Society seems to get ever more substantial and we remain committed to bringing to Darlington pianists of the highest quality. As always, we look to program recitals which encompass the range of the classical piano repertoire, with the supplementary aim of securing performances of major works of the established repertoire which have not been performed for the Society previously, or too infrequently, alongside the inclusion of contemporary works in at least one recital.
For our 21st season, we have been fortunate in securing a recital by the winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn competition, one of the world’s premier piano competitions. Vadym Kholodenko, from Ukraine, has established a reputation in America and is making his UK début with a tour of concerto and solo recitals. His recital for us includes works by Liszt that secured him the 1st prize, alongside others by Scriabin and Rachmaninov.
More by fortune than design, our season is bookended by two themed programmes – the first includes four works inspired by Shakespearean masterpieces and the content of the second epitomises the developing and passionate relationship between Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann. These recitals are given by Ashley Wass and Amandine Savary – artists who have played for the Society previously and are making welcome returns.
The generous and much appreciated sponsorship received by the Society enables us to assemble the seasons we do, and we are, once again, deeply indebted to our loyal sponsors. However, societies cannot develop and prosper without increased membership, so please continue to spread the word amongst friends and colleagues and encourage them to join us.
Arrangements have been agreed with Teesside Music Society for half price season tickets for its recital series.
We look forward to seeing you and continuing to enjoy outstanding piano recitals.
The Society is grateful for the generous financial support to the season provided by Kookaburra Ltd.
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