1.45pm – Young Artists Lunchtime Recital
5.15pm - Lecture with Murray McLachlan
7pm - Film fantasia with John Lenehan
8.30pm - Martin Roscoe
Part of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School – explore the full series.
1.45pm – Young Artists Lunchtime Recital with Alim Beisembayev
We are delighted to present a new series of daily lunchtime recitals by outstanding young pianists.
5.15pm – ‘Character is Destiny’ – Lecture, Murray McLachlan
In great demand as a speaker Murray McLachlan has recently travelled to China, U.S.A, Malaysia, Japan and Iceland giving recitals and presentations to performers and teachers.
7pm – The Roaring 20’s – Film fantasia with John Lenehan
Praised by the New York Times for his “great flair and virtuosity”, John Lenehan’s performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world. With more than 70 albums to his credit, reflecting an enormous variety of genres and styles, John Lenehan ranks as one of the most versatile pianists on the international classical music scene today.
In this original programme, John presents a centenary celebration of the music and film of the 1920s. Featuring Greta Garbo, Harry Houdini, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino and a host of others. Music from an unforgettable decade will include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
8.30pm – Martin Roscoe
‘Roscoe is a pianist who both thinks and offers full-blooded playing of breadth and depth. In this country, he is an uncommon creature’ – The Daily Telegraph
With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is unarguably one of the UK’s best loved pianists. Renowned for his versatility at the keyboard, Martin is equally at home in concerto, recital and chamber performances. In an ever more distinguished career, his enduring popularity and the respect in which he is universally held are built on a deeply thoughtful musicianship allied to an easy rapport with audiences and fellow musicians alike.
Founded in 2001, the Chetham’s Piano Summer School is now firmly established as one of the most vibrant, respected and universally friendly events of its kind in the world. Participants enrol from all five continents and are inspired, guided and educated by an extraordinary faculty of over 60 internationally celebrated performer-teachers. This year promises to be no different and to enable access for audiences around the world, all major concerts will be available to watch online.