INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES AT STEINER HALL

RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE, 35 PARK ROAD, LONDON NW1 6XT

 

Distinguished international pianist Angela Brownridge makes a much-anticipated London solo recital appearance at Steiner Hall with a programme featuring music by Haydn, Chopin and Ravel.

The New York Times described her as ‘one of the world’s finest pianists’. The Guardian remarked ‘true genius. Her performances were passionate, rhapsodic and totally compelling. She is a marvellously exciting artist with a strong sense of musical structure’. French music critic Adrian Quanier noted her as ‘a pianist of the highest echelon’..

Tickets for this event are only bookable online in advance of the performance . Door ticket sales are not available for this event.

There will be no interval during this performance which will last for approximately one hour. 

Programme:

Josef HAYDN (1732-1809)  Sonata in E flat major HobXV1: 52

Fryderyck CHOPIN (1810-49) Three Polonaises

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) Sonatine

 

PAST EVENT:

LOUIS DEMETRIUS ALVANIS performs the opening concert for the International Concert Series on SATURDAY 29th MAY 2021 in the newly refurbished STEINER HALL.

The programme will feature music by Mozart, Brinch and Beethoven.

Online booking through Eventbrite only. No door sales. 

 

Programme:
W A MOZART Sonata in B flat , K333 1. Allegro 2. Andante cantabile 3. Allegretto Grazioso
Gregers BRINCH Peace Prelude I Ostinato
L V BEETHOVEN Sonata in C, Op.53, 'Waldstein' 1. Allegro con brio 2. Adagio molto 3. Rondo: Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo


Since his Royal Festival Hall concerto debut London born pianist Louis Demetrius Alvanis has established an international career and is a regular on the capital's classical concert scene. He has given solo recitals in leading venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and appears in Europe and the US every season. His CD recordings on the Meridian and Brilliant Classics labels have been acclaimed by the international music press. The Daily Telegraph critic described his playing as " a truly astonishing fire and force"
Louis Demetrius Alvanis is a Steinway Artist.
The programme features Mozart's lyrical Sonata in B flat K.333 and Beethoven's revolutionary 'Waldstein' Sonata Op.53, together with two contrasting pieces by contemporary composer Gregers Brinch: Ostinato and Peace Prelude, composed on either side of the millenium. 

 

PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Saturday 29 September 2018 at 5.00pm (please note earlier start time)     

ALIM BEISEMBAYEV (please note change of artist as Cordelia Williams is indisposed)

Piano Recital

Programme of music by Beethoven, Ravel & Prokofiev

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Alim Beisembayev was born in Kazakhstan in 1998. In September 2008, he commenced studying at the Central Music School of Moscow. After two years of studying in Moscow, he moved to continue his studies at the Purcell School for Young Musicians, where he was taught by Tessa Nicholson.  Alim has performed in halls such as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the St. Petersburg Philarmonia of Shostakovich, the Steinway Hall, Milton Court Barbican, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank and the Fazioli Hall in Italy.

In 2014 he was awarded 3rd prize at the Liszt International Junior Competition in Weimar. In June 2015 Alim won the First Prize in the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Since September 2016, Alim continues his studies with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music in London with a full scholarship.

"Alim Beisembayev of Kazakhstan, delivered high-powered Beethoven, fiery Prokofiev and shimmering Rachmaninoff... he is impressive and clearly worth watching.”

Stuart Isacoff, Wall Street Journal

PROGRAMME
Beethoven - Sonata No. 7 in D major, op. 10 no. 3
Ravel - Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l’ocean
Prokofiev - Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, op. 83
There will be no interval during this performance

Tickets: Full price £15.00, Concessions £12.00

There will be no interval during this performance

The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable.

PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Sunday 18 November 2018 at 11.30am      

KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® with JEFFREY SIEGEL

THE JOYOUS MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN

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“an achievement of a sort seldom heard” NEW YORK TIMES

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to the International Concert Series at Steiner Hall this season with his Keyboard Conversations ® series. Each event comprises informal commentary on the music and its composers, a full performance of each work, and concludes with a short Q & A session with the audience. This accessible format enriches understanding of classical music for newcomers and seasoned listeners alike.  

PROGRAMME

The exhilarating Polonaise, Opus 89, the "Theresa Sonata", Opus 78 (who was she?), and the "Farewell Sonata", Opus 81a (who was leaving, and why was Beethoven so deeply affected?)

Tickets: Full price £18.00, Concessions £14.00

There will be no interval during this performance

The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable.

PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Friday 7 December 2018 at 7.30pm      

BINGHAM STRING QUARTET  with narrator Jeremy Harmer     

ICS CHRISTMAS CONCERT 

 

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PROGRAMME

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Quartet in C, K.465 “Dissonance"

Gregers BRINCH: ”Quarter” for String Quartet

Aulis SALLINEN: Quartet No.3 “Some aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik’s Funeral March"

- Interval -

Richard ALLAIN "A Christmas Carol” for narrator and string quartet.

Narrator - Jeremy Harmer

Based on the Dickens story, abridged by Thomas Allain.

Tickets: Full price £20.00, £18.00, £15.00 Concessions £16.00, £14.00, £12.00

The Bingham String Quartet has gained an international reputation for its interpretation of the classical repertoire and fresh and exciting approach to new music. It has toured extensively in the United Kingdom and also performed in Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Regular appearances in London include concerts at the Purcell Room and St Martin in the Fields. 

“…a dark and delicious exploration of textures played with explosive brilliance…” The Strad

The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable.

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PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Saturday 26 January 2019 at 7.30pm      

HRISTO KAZAKOV

Piano Recital

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PROGRAMME

J S BACH Goldberg Variations

DEBUSSY Preludes Book 2

Tickets: Full price £20.00, £18.00, £15.00 Concessions £16.00, £14.00, £12.00

Hristo Kazakov has performed a substantial part of Claude Debussy’s piano works, with his performances of Debussy’s 24 Preludes garnering critical acclaim. His performances and interpretations of Bach’s The Art of the Fugue and the Goldberg Variations have been particularly well-received. In May 2013, American magazine Fanfare recognized Hristo Kazakov’s Bach Goldberg Variations album as one of the finest interpretations. Since 2013, Hristo Kazakov’s recordings have been globally promoted by Phoenix Classical Canada (a Division of Phoenix Records Ltd.). He has released five solo recordings and a DVD which includes works by Schubert, Chopin and Liszt.

The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable.

PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Saturday 16 February 2019 at 7.30pm

SOLOMON PIANO QUINTET

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Tadasuke Iijima - violin, Ayako Yamazaki - violin, Yohei Nakajima - viola, Matthew Strover - cello,
Yuki Negishi - piano
PROGRAMME:
Joaquin Turina “La Oracion del Torero” for String Quartet Op.34
Gregers Brinch Piano Quintet “Human Reflections” Op.78 (2003)
Enrique Granados Piano Quintet in G minor Op.49
Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34

Tickets: Full price £20.00, £18.00, £15.00 Concessions £16.00, £14.00, £12.00

The Solomon Piano Quintet was launched in 2018 formed of a group of London-based musicians, all soloists in their own right. The name ‘Solomon’ came to the group as if by magic from heaven, relating to the wisdom and strength of the King with its name and inspiring their musical journey thus far and beyond. This concert marks the quintet's first year of several appearances in London, who are very honoured to be premiering the celebrated composer Gregers Brinch’s haunting Piano Quintet alongside Spanish works and the mighty Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor.

The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable.

PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Sunday 3 March 2019 at 11.30am      

KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® with JEFFREY SIEGEL

BACH & CHOPIN - A MUSICAL KINSHIP

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“an achievement of a sort seldom heard” NEW YORK TIMES

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to the International Concert Series at Steiner Hall this season with his Keyboard Conversations ® series. Each event comprises informal commentary on the music and its composers, a full performance of each work, and concludes with a short Q & A session with the audience. This accessible format enriches understanding of classical music for newcomers and seasoned listeners alike. 

PROGRAMME

The Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue of Bach, the Polonaise-Fantasy of Chopin, and their respective  "dances for the ears!", Minuets, Gigues, Waltzes, and Mazurkas.

Tickets: Full price £18.00, Concessions £14.00

There will be no interval during this performance

The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable.

PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Sunday 10 March 2019 at 4.00pm  (please note earlier start time)

PIANO & VIOLIN CLASSICS

with AYAKO YOSHIDA and LOUIS DEMETRIUS ALVANIS 

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Tickets are only available through online booking this event. No door sales. Booking fees apply.

Tickets: Full price £22.00, £18.00, £15.00 Concessions £18.00, £14.00, £12.00  Booking fees are in addition and apply to all ticket prices.

 

PAST EVENT FROM THE 2018/19SEASON

Sunday 19 May 2019 at 4.00pm (PLEASE NOTE AFTERNOON START TIME)     

KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® with JEFFREY SIEGEL

THE ROMANTIC CONNECTION - SCHUMANN, LISZT & CHOPIN

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“an achievement of a sort seldom heard” NEW YORK TIMES

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel returns to the International Concert Series at Steiner Hall this season with his Keyboard Conversations ® series. Each event comprises informal commentary on the music and its composers, a full performance of each work, and concludes with a short Q & A session with the audience. This accessible format enriches understanding of classical music for newcomers and seasoned listeners alike.  

PROGRAMME

These three great composers were born within months of one another. Hear the love inspired music of each - Schumann's passionate Fantasy, Liszt's Liebestraume, and Chopin's fervent Polonaise.         

Tickets: Full price £18.00, Concessions £14.00

There will be no interval during this performance

The promoters reserve the right to substitute artists and programmes without prior notice. Tickets are non refundable.