Leon McCawley (piano)

Haydn – Piano sonata in C, Hob XVI/50

Mozart – Fantasie in C minor, K475

Mozart – Piano sonata in C minor, K457

Schubert – Piano sonata in G major, K894

Leon McCawley (piano)

Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 7:30pm

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PQ

British pianist Leon McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning first prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition the same year. Since then, his concert performances and extensive discography have established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire. McCawley’s recent CD of Haydn Sonatas Volume III for SOMM Recordings is no exception: “He’s a thoughtful, keenly intelligent artist in peak form, who brings a wealth of pianistic resources to this incomparable music.” (Gramophone, January 2021).

In contrast to Clare Hammond’s concert earlier this month, Leon McCawley brings piano music from three of the great composers – Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. Look out also for an all-Beethoven recital by Martin Roscoe in February 2022