Kathryn Stott - Piano - Live at HAC

Programme

Siciliano -J S Bach (arranged Wilhem Kempff)

Holberg Suite: Praeludium, Sarabande, Gavotte, Air, Rigaudon - Grieg

Valse Triste- Sibelius

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J S Bach (arranged Myra Hess)

Isolde’s Liebestod - Wagner (transcribed Liszt)

Interval 

Prelude in B minor - J S Bach (transcribed Siloti)

Valses Nobles et Sentimentales - Ravel 

Danny Boy - Traditional  (arranged Stephen Hough)

Moscow Nights - Solovyov-Seday (arranged Stephen Hough)

Embraceable You - Gershwin (arranged Earl Wild)


 'At the age of five, I made friends with the upright piano in our living room. That was the beginning of my musical journey, one which continues as you read this. It would appear that my initial progress was rapid and by the age of eight, I found myself at a boarding school for young musicians, the Yehudi Menuhin School. During my studies there, it’s now clear to me that I was heavily influenced by two occasional visitors to the school; Nadia Boulanger and Vlado Perlmuter. From them, my great passion for French music was ignited and Fauré in particular has remained the musical love of my life. Further studies at the Royal College of Music in London then led me very abruptly into the life of a professional musician via the Leeds International Piano Competition. It remains the steepest learning curve I’ve ever experienced. After a rollercoaster three years, I realised that I needed to re-connect with chamber music in a bid to feel more connected to other musicians and after all, this had played an important part of my musical existence since being a child.' - Kathryn Stott
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