Darlington Piano Society: 2019-20 season

The 24th season begins on 20th October 2019 with a return by the celebrated British pianist Martin Roscoe, who opened the DPS season two years ago and attracted one of the largest audiences in recent years. His programme includes sonatas by Haydn and Schubert, works by Debussy (a selection of his Preludes), Ravel (Pavane pour une enfant defunte) and Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody.

Fuller details of each recital will be posted throughout the season; the 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 (23th 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