St Barnabas Chopin Festival May 11th & 12th 2013
We present a major weekend piano festival, celebrating the immortal music of Chopin, on Saturday and Sunday May 11th and 12th, from 2.30 pm to 10.00 pm. This will comprise about 10 hours music, including virtually all the major piano works, played by a distinguished team of 21 pianists, each giving a recital of 20-30 minutes. Many have won major awards in international competitions, and hearing them all play Chopin on the same piano will be endlessly fascinating. Click here for brief biographical notes on the 21 pianists.
There are afternoon sessions from 2.30 to 6.00 pm and evening sessions from 7 to 10 pm on each day, with regular intervals for refreshments, and tea and supper are available. We have a superb Bosendorfer concert grand, used by the BBC at Maida Vale studios for broadcasts. Concerts are held ‘in the round’, with the piano and musicians in the centre of the nave, so everyone is reasonably close to the performers. We have a state-of-the-art projection system (see photograph below) so that everyone in the audience can see the pianist – and their hands – at close quarters. This transforms the audience experience.
Admission for each concert will be £12 (£6 for students/young people), or £40 for the entire festival. No tickets are required – just turn up ! The church is very large and admission is guaranteed. There is ample free parking in nearby streets. All proceeds will go towards St Barnabas church funds. We need to raise over £100,000 following the installation of our new organ. Thank you for your support.
Saturday May 11th 2.30 – 6.00 pm
|2.30||Olga||Paliy||Waltz Op 69/1, Nocturne Op 72, Barcarolle|
|3.00||Hugh||Mather||Nocturne Op 9/2, Polonaise Op 40/1, Waltz Op 18, Scherzo no 3|
|3.40||Tadashi||Imai||Waltz Op 34/1, Nocturne Op 27/2, Allegro de Concert|
|4.05||Kausikan||Rajeshkumar||Ballade no 4|
|5.05||Anna||Dmytrenko||Fantasy in F minor, Mazurkas Op 17|
|5.35||Charles||Economou||Mazurkas Op 30, Nocturne Op 34/2, Rondo Op 16|
Saturday May 11th 7.00-10.00 pm
|7.00||Maria||Setiadi||Preludes Op 28|
|8.05||Irene||Veneziano||Polonaise Op 44, Nocturne Op 15/2, Berceuse, Scherzo no 2|
|8.40||Mishka||Momen||Sonata no 3|
|9.25||David||Malusa||Etudes Op 25|
Sunday May 12th 2.30 – 6.00 pm
|2.30||Dina||Diusen||Mazurkas Op 41/1&50/3, Nocturne Op 48/2, Waltz Op 70/1&3, Polonaise Op 53|
|3.00||Gamal||Khamis||Waltz Op 69/1, Mazurkas Op 33/172, Nocturne Op 32/1, Scherzo no 4|
|3.40||Alice||Pinto||Nocturne Op 9/3, Mazurkas Op 7, Ballade no 2|
|4.10||Danielle||Salamon||Mazurkas Op 59, Polonaise-Fantasie|
|5.05||Pavel||Timofejevsky||Impromptu nos 1-3, Fantasy-Impromptu|
|5.30||Aleksandra||Myslek||Nocturne Op 55/2, Mazurkas Op 63, Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise|
Sunday May 12th 7.00 – 10.00 pm
|7.00||Yoriko||Wakabayashi||Nocturnes Op 15/3 & 62/2, Ballade no 3|
|7.25||Florian||Mitrea||Nocturnes Op 55/1 & 27/1, Scherzo no 1|
|8.10||Seta||Tanyel||Sonata no 2|
|8.35||Grace||Yeo||Nocturne Op 15/1, Ballade no 1|
|9.20||Masa||Tayama||Etudes Op 10|
(Photographs taken by David Park)
Location : St Barnabas church’s address is Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QG. It is situated on the corner of Pitshanger Lane and Denison Road. Parking is readily available in neighbouring streets, with no parking restrictions. The nearest tube station is Ealing Broadway (on the Central and District Lines). From Ealing Broadway, use the E2 or E9 bus services. Taxis are also available outside the station.
Enquiries to Dr Hugh Mather on 020 8997 7691,
All information is correct at the time of printing, but we reserve the right to alter the programme where necessary.