January to March 2017 Piano Programmes





Our Monday lunchtime piano recitals have run for very many years and we are proud that we have a particularly interesting piano for our artists to play, a Steinway which belonged to St Thomas Beecham.  Admission is free, but the expenses of our music ministry are considerable and we are most grateful for your generosity in the retiring collection.

Most of the pianists for this series are new to us and we are particularly pleased to provide a performance opportunity for two young pianists from Stowe School.  This is a new venture for us and we are sure you will enjoy listening to them.  Also playing are four prizewinners of the Worshipful Company of Musicians as part of our collaboration with the Company.  We are very proud to enable our audience to hear such wonderful young pianists at the outset of their careers. 


9 January 2017                                   Giulia Semerano / Filippo Di Bari

Sigfried Idyll                                                     R. Wagner / O. van Singer

Bilder aus Osten Op.66                                                       R. Schumann

Ma Mere l’Oye                                                                             M. Ravel


16 January 2017                                        Hin-Yat Tsang  

Prelude & Fugue in F minor BWV 857 from Das Wohltemperierte         Bach

Klavier, Heft I

Prelude & Fugue in C major BWV 870 from Das Wohltemperierte

Klavier, Heft II

Sonata in A major Op.101                                                         Beethoven

  1. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung (Somewhat lively and with innermost sensibility.) Allegretto ma non troppo

ii. Lebhaft, marschmäßig. (Lively, march-like) Vivace alla marcia

iii. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. (Slow and longingly.) Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto

iv. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit. (Swiftly, but not overly and with determination.) Allegro

Sonata No.2 in G-sharp minor Op.19                                        Scriabin

i. Andante

ii. Presto

Hin-Yat Tsang performs through the joint St Lawrence Jewry and Worshipful Company of Musicians Scheme for young prizewinners of the Company


23 January 2017                                                                     Zhu Sun

Sonata in C sharp minor K247                                                  Scarlatti

Variations on a theme by Schumann Op.9                                Brahms

L’isle joyeues                                                                           Debussy


30 January 2017                                                    Mandakhtuya Dorj

4 Impromptus D.899                                                                 Schubert

1. Impromptu in C minor

2. Impromptu in E♭ major

3. Impromptu in G♭ major

4. Impromptu in A♭ major

Variations Sérieuses Op.54                                                Mendelssohn


6 February  2017                                                     Ke Ma  

Piano Sonata K310 in A minor                                                     Mozart

Transcendental No.10 in F minor                                                    Liszt

3 Mazurkas Op.59                                                                       Chopin    

   A  minor, A flat major, F sharp minor

Ballade No.4, Op.52 in F minor

Ke Ma performs through the joint St Lawrence Jewry and Worshipful Company of Musicians Scheme for young prizewinners of the Company


13 February 2017                                    Fiachra Garvey  


Barcarolle Op 60                                                                         Chopin

Polonaise Op 53 “Heroic”


Piano Sonata No 32 in C minor Op 111                               Beethoven

Fiachra Garvey performs through the joint St Lawrence Jewry and Worshipful Company of Musicians Scheme for young prizewinners of the Company


20 February 2017                                                              James Kirby

Arabeske in C Op 18                                                              Schumann

Six Preludes from Book 2                                                          Debussy

  1. Brouillards
  2. Feuilles mortes
  3. Les Fees sont d’exquises danseuses
  4. Bruyeres
  5. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
  6. Feux d’Artifice

Sonata  No 4 Op 7 in E flat                                                    Beethoven                   

Allegro molto e con brio

Largo, con gran espressione


Rondo: Poco Allegretto e grazioso


27 February 2017                                                    Antonio Oyarzabal

Spanish Piano Music to include Falla, Mompou, Albéniz and Granados.


6 March 2017                                              Mihai Ritivoiu  

Prelude, Choral and Fugue                                                          Franck

Piano Sonata No 1 Op 24 in F sharp minor                                Enescu

Mihai Ritivoiu performs through the joint St Lawrence Jewry and Worshipful Company of Musicians Scheme for young prizewinners of the Company


13 March 2017                                                           Kanae Furomoto

Les Saisons - 12 Morceaux caractéristiques  Op 37bis    Tschaikowsky

Das Jahr - 12 Charakterstuecke

fur des Forte-Piano                                     Fanny Hansel-Mendelssohn

Les mois - 12 morceaux caractéristiques Op 74                             Alkan

(Kanae will select some pieces from each work and combine them to complete the 12 months)


20 March 2017                                                                Michael Leach

Sonata in Eb Major Hob XVI: 49                                                    Haydn

Ballade in D major Op 10 No 2                                                     Brahms

Etudes:                                                                                             Ligeti

iv. Fanfares

v.  Arc-en-ciel

Waltzes: Op 64 No 2 in C sharp minor ,                                        Chopin

               Posth E minor,  B 56  


27 March 2017                                    Theodore Hayes and Jeffrey Au                                          

Theodore and Jeffrey (Pianists from Stowe School) will share this recital and the programme will include music by Chopin, Schumann, Beethoven and Gershwin.