The morning will start with a violin recital from Lauren Bennett. Lauren is currently studying at the Yale school of Music and previously played for us in 2015 with Bradley Wood before they went to Europe as winners of the ROSL award.
Following this recital Judith Bishell will interview the Spanish pianist Javier Perianes soloist in the APO's "Tragic Heroes" concert.
Javier has led performed in the most prestigious concert halls, with the world’s top orchestras, collaborating with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Sakari Oramo, Yuri Temirkanov, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Long Yu, Simone Young, Vladimir Jurowski, Josep Pons, David Afkham and Daniel Harding, and appearing at festivals such as BBC Proms, Mainly Mozart, Lucerne, La Roque d’Anthéron, Grafenegg, San Sebastian, Granada and Ravinia.
Described by The Telegraph as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch”, Javier Perianes was awarded the ‘National Music Prize’ in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and is International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) ‘Artist of the Year 2019’.
Recording exclusively for harmonia mundi, Perianes has developed a diverse discography ranging from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Grieg, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel and Bartók to Blasco de Nebra, Mompou, Falla, Granados and Turina. His recording of Grieg’s Piano Concerto and a selection of Lyric Pieces was described as “a new benchmark” by Classica, which awarded it a ‘Choc’; it was also Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and Maestro in Pianiste magazine.
His “elegant survey” and “brilliant performance” (New York Times) of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words also awarded him the ‘Choc’ by Classica and his inclusion in the ‘Top 10 Mendelssohn recordings’ by Gramophone magazine.
His recording of Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and selected solo works also received Classica’s ‘Choc’ and Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, in addition to a Latin Grammy Nomination. His latest albums include the sonatas D.960 and D.664 by Franz Schubert, described as “a true lyric gift” (Gramophone), and the Piano Concerto No. 3 by Béla Bartók with the Münchner Philharmoniker and Pablo Heras-Cas.
There will be a light lunch as usual.