27th Singapore International Piano Festival 2020 ft Leon McCawley @ Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place, Singapore (6/6/2020)
27th Singapore International Piano Festival 2020
The 2020 edition of the Singapore International Piano Festival brings together a stellar line-up of pianists – Nelson Goerner, Mei Yi Foo, Leon McCawley and Christian Zacharias – all of whom are appearing at the festival for the first time. This year’s festival has a broad scope, encompassing music by Beethoven – in the composer’s 250th anniversary year – as well as works by Haydn, Grieg, Messiaen, Bartók and Unsuk.
HAYDN Sonata No. 59 in E-flat major, Hob. XVI/49 BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110 GRIEG Lyric Pieces, Book III, Op. 43: No. 1 Sommerfugl; No. 4 Liten fugl; No. 6 Til våren SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, Op. 16
“Light of touch, stylistically assured and brimful of intelligence and wit.” - Gramophone.
Praised for his unfailingly communicative pianism, leading British pianist Leon McCawley presents an evening of piano poetry at the SIPF 2020. The magisterial beauty of Haydn’s 1790 Sonata No. 59 is a sublime match for Beethoven’s 31st, while the lyric miniatures of Grieg make a sparkling prelude to Schumann’s inspired Kreisleriana.