Markson Pianos presents the 2013 Bösendorfer Concert Series At St Mary Magdalene Church, London
Following the success of its debut season, Marksons Pianos proudly presents the 2013 ‘Bösendorfer Concert Series’ in association with one of the worlds oldest and most famous piano manufacturers, Bösendorfer. The 2013 season features performances by both internationally renowned and rising classical and contemporary piano artists in the beautiful setting of St Mary Magdalene Church in London.
The new series comprises a magnificent seven concerts by Grace Francis, Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown, Emilie Capulet, Graham Fitch and Cathy Riley, Feargus Hetherington and Olga Gorelik, Roland Perrin and Rachel Sutton, and concludes with Ivo Varbanov and Flammetta Tarli. All artists will perform using the luxurious and prestigious Bösendorfer 280 Concert Grand Piano in situ at St Mary Magdalene Church. Bösendorfer pianos have become the instruments of choice at an increasing number of internationally renowned venues, and are selected by acclaimed artists at the highest level of classical and contemporary repertoire. The season commences on 24th April with London born pianist Grace Francis who attended the Yehudi Menuhin School before studying with Irina Zaritskaya at the Royal College of Music, where she won the Chappell Gold Medal, the highest award for a pianist. She continued her studies with a Wingate Scholarship, also receiving the Hattori Foundation Award and winning in international competition the Negrada Piano House Award at Zagreb
Grace has given many concerts in the UK including Barbican; Reform Club, Pall Mall; Purcell Room; Wigmore Hall and St John’s, Smith Square. International highlights include performing at Carnegie Hall’s Distinctive Debuts series and an invitation from renowned conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy to perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in the opening concert of the Lugano International Festival 2010 playing with The European Youth Orchestra under his direction.
Broadcasts include Liszt’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a BBC Radio 3 programme of works by Chopin, John Field and Viteslav Novak. Grace’s repertoire is wide-ranging: from Haydn to Chopin, Brahms, Liszt and Bartok.
Leading performers including Mitsuko Uchida and Stephen Hough have praised Grace’s outstanding talent and the leading critic, David Cairns, revealed her to the world in the Sunday Times as a ‘phenomenon… of uncommon fire and energy’.
Grace’s performance will be preceded by a reading of poems from his latest book, by Barry Goldensohn.
Simon Markson of Markson Pianos stated, “We are immensely proud and delighted to be able to present this wonderful concert series with Bösendorfer Pianos whose extraordinary heritage offers the ultimate performance, elegance and opulence. We hope as many pianists and music lovers in London will join us to experience the performances of these fantastic artists at such a beautiful venue and also stay to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine afterwards.” Bösendorfer’s Leanne Barrell comments, “At Bösendorfer pianos we are absolutely thrilled to be partnering Marksons for this series that allows us to present performances by outstanding new and established piano artists across a mix of genres in an idyllic setting, whilst reinforcing the special qualities of Bösendorfer pianos.”
Concert List 2013
Grace Francis, preceded by Barry Goldensohn’s Poems – 24th April: £6 on the door or pre-booked; £3 Concessions
Starts: 7.00 pm
Venue: St Mary Magdalene Church, Munster Square, London, NW1 3PH Concerts are now available for booking in advance by calling 0207 935 8682 or emailing email@example.com. For more information please visit www.marksonpianos.com/concerts