Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

Darlington Piano Society’s 2019-20 season commences at 3pm on Sunday 20th October, in Central Hall, Dolphin Centre, with a recital by Martin Roscoe.

Martin is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists, whose extraordinary career spans four decades. 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.

His CV includes a repertoire of more than 100 concertos performed or recorded, long-standing chamber music partnerships, frequent broadcasts and solo recitals and recordings. He brings a superbly constructed programme to the DPS recital, including sonatas by Haydn and Schubert together with works by Debussy, Ravel and Liszt. Full programme details are available at www.dpiano.co.uk.

Dates and players for forthcoming recitals are:

Grace Yeo (17th November) gives a recital of pieces by both Robert and Clara Schumann, together with sonatas by Beethoven and Scriabin.

Alexandra Vaduva (8th December), gives a varied programme of sonatas by Scarlatti, Beethoven and Schubert and suites by Bartok and Enescu. Alexandra is completing post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music.

Vadym Kholodenko (26th January) is  the winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn competition and, in a much-anticipated return to Darlington, performs a programme of Mozart and Schubert sonatas, preludes by Scriabin, Rachmaninov’s 2nd sonata and the Ballade (1952) by the Finnish composer, Kaija Saariaho.

Simon Callaghan (23rd February) is a young pianist making his debut in Darlington with a programme of works by Schubert, Robert Schumann and the rarely heard Les Soirées de Nazelles by Poulenc.

Steven Osborne (26th March), an outstanding British pianist, returns after an absence of 22 years during which time he has become an artist of worldwide renown. He brings the season to close with the final three Beethoven sonatas, days before he flies to New York to perform these pinnacles of piano writing.

Full details of the Society’s season can be found at www.dpiano.co.uk and in its brochure, now widely available throughout the area.

  • The recitals take place in Central Hall, The Dolphin Centre, Darlington, on Sunday afternoons at 3pm
  • Season tickets cost £55 and can be purchased via the booking form in the brochure or through the website
  • Individual recital tickets are £14, available online, from reception at the Dolphin Centre, and on the door at the recitals
  • Entry for Under-21s is free