Bertrand Chamayou at St John's Smith Square

About

The young French pianist Bertrand Chamayou makes his debut in the International Piano Series.

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The Guardian has described him as 'a force to be reckoned with'.

His programme spotlights a dazzling range of colourful virtuoso music, beginning with works by two fellow countrymen.

After opening with two evocative pieces by Saint-Saens, he presents Ravel's set of ravishing soundscapes, Miroirs.

The second half is devoted to the high romanticism of Franz Liszt. The Jeux d'eau de la villa d'Este and the Petrarch Sonnet No.123 show the composer at his most lyrical.

They are followed by a sizzling transcription from Verdi's Il Trovatore. The evening closes with Liszt's evocation of Italian scenes and atmospheres, Venezia e Napoli, energetic music that seems drenched in golden sunlight.

Performers

Bertrand Chamayou piano

Repertoire

Saint-Saens: Les Cloches de Las Palmas from 6 Etudes, Op.111; Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor, Op.70

Ravel: Miroirs

Interval

Liszt: Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este from Annees de pelerinage; Sonetto 123 del Petrarca from Annees de pelerinage; Miserere from Verdi's Il Trovatore arr. for piano, S.433; Venezia e Napoli, S.162

Prices

Adult Ticket: £10.00 to £38.00 (€11.37 - €43.20) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

St John's Smith Square

Address
Smith Square
Westminster
London
SW1P 3HA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

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