7th August: Lunchtime Concert – Alasdair Cameron (Piano)

The Tuesdays Till Two summer season continues with a concert by Scottish pianist Alasdair Cameron, making his first appearance at St John’s, and featuring music by Schubert, Chopin and Liszt.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.

Programme:

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Two Impromptus:
  A flat,D 780/2
  E flat minor,D 946/1

Fryderyk Chopin (1810 – 1849) – Two Mazurkas:
  A minor,op.17/4
  B minor,op.33/4
Fryderyk Chopin (1810 – 1849) – Two Nocturnes:
  C sharp minor,op.27/1;
  G minor,op.37/1

Ferenc Liszt (1811 – 1886) “Les jeux d’eaux à la villa d’Este”, (Années de Pèlerinage)

About Alasdair Cameron:

Alasdair Cameron has been described as “ A master” (Edinburghguide.com) and “…one of Scotland’s foremost pianists” (Glasgow Cultural Enterprises). This echoes his success abroad where critics were equally impressed.
“…impressive (re)creative powers and virtuosity” (Priener Tagblatt).

A former student at the then Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he later studied with Louis Kentner and Joyce Hatto in London, where he made his debut in the Purcell Room. Later he moved abroad and spent many years in Rome,Frankfurt and Salzburg, where he became acclaimed as a pianist of considerable virtuosity and artistry, as shown by his subtle tone-colouring and profound interpretative insight into the composers’ intentions.

He revelled in the opportunity to play chamber music, instrumental and vocal, and became much sought after as a partner in song recitals, as coach ,and is the regular pianist for an annual summer school for singers near Florence.He led the “d.a.s. ensemble” and broadcast on German radio.

Now back in Scotland, he has appeared in many leading venues ( Queen’s Hall,Edinburgh,Glasgow’s City Halls’ Recital Room, the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, etc) and continues with Master Classes for singers in Italy and Germany

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