Saturday 25th June 7.30pm
St Michael & All Angels’ Church Lower Machen
From to Hamburg to Warsaw
Leon McCawley – piano
Haydn - Variations in F minor Hob XV11:6
Schubert - Wanderer Fantasie D766
Hans Gál - Three Preludes Op. 65
Mendessohn - 6 Songs Without Words Op.19
Chopin - Ballade No. 1 in G minor
Leon McCawley, one of Britain's foremost pianists, has forged a highly successful career since winning 1st Prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and 2nd Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Championing core repertoire together with the more unfamiliar, McCawley’s CD releases have been impressing critics far and wide. His 2015 CD of Rachmaninov’s Complete Preludes for Somm Recordings is no exception: ’a distinguished issue’ (Gramophone May 2015) and ’Leon McCawley is a real poet of the keyboard in these performances that are alive to Rachmaninov’s wonderful melodic invention’ (The Classical Reviewer March 2015).
His most recent recording is Vaughan Williams Double Piano Concerto with John Lenehan and Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Martin Yates (Dutton Epoch),described as ‘not been better served on record before’ and awarded 5 stars by BBC Music Magazine.
Tickets £16 (£13 early bird advance booking)