Past Concerts

Saturday 2nd March 2019, 7:30 pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, solo piano

"Not only is Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula a fine pianist with great sensitivity and imagination, but he's also a major talent in composition. When he plays Bach, Chopin and Schubert, he does it with a composer's understanding."

Sir András Schiff.

Jean-Sélim is an accomplished Swiss musician performing at venues world-wide including the Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Koerner Hall (Toronto), Sendesaal (Bremen), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels) and the Palau de la Musica (Barcelona). Festival performances include the Düsseldorf Schumannfest, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Luzerne Festival.

He has played in masterclasses with Imogen Cooper, Stephen Hough, Mitzuko Uchida, András Schiff and is the recipient of many awards in both piano and composition, including first prizes at the Edvard Grieg International Composer Competition, the Lausanne Concours d'Interprétation Musicale and Premi de Musica de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra. He was also awarded the 2015 Wigmore Recital Prize. He holds the 2014-15 Rebanks Family Piano Fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto and was invited by Sir András Schiff to give solo recitals across Europe as part of the Building Bridges concert series.

Jean-Sélim's programme included Debussy's La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune; Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales; Franck's Prélude, Choral et Fugue; Chopin's Ballade No.4, Op.52; Schubert's Six Moments Musicaux.

"An uncommonly poetic musician….."    The New York Times

Saturday 16th February 2019, 7:30 pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Henk Neven (baritone), Imogen Cooper (piano)

Dutch baritone Henk Neven has appeared at London's Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, most of Europe's important concert halls and at many European and UK festivals, including the BBC Proms where he performed Brahms' German Requiem under the baton of Marin Alsop with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has worked with many of Europe's most famous orchestras and conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Marc Minkowski and Sir Simon Rattle. Henk was a member of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists Scheme from 2009 to 2011. Later in 2011 he received the Dutch Music Prize, the highest honour that the Netherlands Ministry of Culture awards to a classical musician.

Henk is equally at home on the operatic stage with a repertoire including the title role in Don Giovanni as well as the side-kick Leporello, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Schaunard in La bohème and Morales in Carmen. He has appeared at the Opéra National de Paris, Berliner Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien, L'Opéra National de Montpellier, De Nederlandse Opera and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Imogen CooperWe are delighted to welcome our Society's President once again. Imogen Cooper is recognised worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise. She has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire. Throughout her career she has performed with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist and recitalist in major cities all over the world including New York, Tokyo, Paris, Vienna, Prague and London, as well as in the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg. Imogen is a supporter of new music and has premiered works at the Cheltenham International Music Festival. She is also a committed chamber musician and performs regularly with the Belcea Quartet. As a Lieder recitalist, she has had a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair and over the past couple of years Imogen has been developing an equally important musical relationship with Henk.

The evening's programme offered to you by O&LMS is the same as the one Imogen and Henk will perform at their Wigmore Hall recital on the 19th February 2019.


Saturday 26th January 2019, 7:30 pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

James Newby, baritone
Joseph Middleton, piano

James NewbyJames Newby was the winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award when he was also the recipient of the Wigmore Hall Independent Opera Voice Fellowship. James sang the role of Mercurio in La Calisto with La Nuova Musica and made his BBC Proms debut in 2016. He appeared in the 2017 Glyndebourne Summer Festival in La Traviata, Hamlet, Don Pasquale and La Clemenza di Tito, also winning their John Christie Award in 2017. Highlights include Leeds Lieder Festival with Joseph Middleton, Oxford Lieder Festival and solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall. James was awarded the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Rising Stars Prize for 2017/18 and continues performing with them as a soloist.

Another highlight for James; In December 2017 he replaced an indisposed Roderick Williams in a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall with only 24 hours' notice, for which he received huge critical acclaim and ecstatic applause from a knowledgeable audience who demanded 2 encores. He has recently become a member of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists Scheme for 2018 to 2020. James was an equal partner in an extremely well-received recital with Dame Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton on 16th November 2018.

Just one of many excellent reviews: "On either side of the interval the stage was occupied by James Newby whose baritone brought richness of expression to Ravel and Duparc – utterly mesmerising in the latter's 'Extase' perfectly capturing its languor with half-whispered phrases and finely-judged release of harmonic tensions. 'Phidylé' ravished the ear, with Newby not afraid to go for broke at the climax. In the little gems that are Histoires Naturelles, Newby and Middleton gave graphic evocations. Throughout, Newby combined impeccable technique and musicianship with striking characterisation."

A note from Allyson Jenkins, O&LMS Committee Member: This was the best recital of French songs that I've heard at the Wigmore Hall in decades. Absolutely spellbinding.

Joseph Middleton
Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music. He is Director of Leeds Lieder and collaborates with many of the world's finest singers such as Roderick Williams OBE, Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Connolly DBE, Lucy Crowe, Wolfgang Holzmair, Christiane Karg, Ian Bostridge, Felicity Lott DBE, Christopher Maltman, Kate Royal and Simon Keenlyside CBE. Joseph is a regular performer in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Musée d'Orsay in Paris and London's Wigmore Hall. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2016 with Iestyn Davies MBE and Carolyn Sampson.

Joseph made his New York debut accompanying Dame Sarah Connolly in a recital which the New York Times described as ”.…superlative…..everything the perfect song recital should be.” He has a vast repertoire and has made an enormous number of award-winning recordings with many of the world’s most famous singers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.


They will perform songs by Schubert, Barber, Quilter, Wolf and Fauré; also operatic arias by Mozart, Britten and Rossini. Some Cole Porter as well!

Saturday 24th November 2018, 7:30 pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Pat Davey and Friends

Pat Davey and FriendsCharismatic Pat Davey, the highly acclaimed drummer, composer, arranger and session musician, has once again brought together a band especially for a gig with O&LMS. He will lead us through his personally created themed concert, celebrating a century of the influence that women have had on jazz. This will not only include jazz and blues classics as once performed by the female 'Greats' of jazz - Ella, Billie and Sarah - but will encompass less lauded but equally influential women who've worked as instrumentalists, composers, arrangers, lyricists and singers.

Pat has invited four of his regular musical collaborators to join him in this innovative project. The 5-piece line up will be the inimitable Pat Davey on drums, the tempestuous vocalist Kate Mullins, the formidably multi-talented Jon Shenoy on reeds, the brilliant Will Bartlett on piano and the fabulous Daisy George on bass. These top-flight jazz musicians can often be heard playing at Ronnie Scott's.

Kate Mullins
Kate Mullins tours around the world with the 1940s-inspired vocal harmony trio, The Puppini Sisters. She often flies in to perform with Jon Shenoy's band, King Candy and the Sugar Push.

Jon is one of the best multi-instrumentalists and composers on the current jazz scene.

Pianist Will Bartlett is also well known as a composer and educator. He has recently recorded an album with Kate who, in the past, has also recorded with Michael Bublé.

Daisy George is a bassist and composer who leads her own trio, also writing in a collaborative European project as well performing regularly as a sideman in various bands.

Saturday 6th October 2018, 7:30 pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Adrian Brendel, cello
Christian Ihle Hadland, piano

Adrian BrendelAdrian Brendel is celebrated worldwide as a virtuosic cellist performing classical, contemporary and chamber music, modern jazz and folk music. Among his projects has been a three-year collaboration with Sir Harrison Birtwistle which led to several premieres. He travels extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing at all the major concert halls including with Imogen Cooper at the Wigmore Hall in 2019. Adrian is Music Director of the annual Plush Festival in Dorset and founder member of the innovative Nash Ensemble.Christian Ihle Hadland

Norwegian, Christian Ihle Hadland is a greatly respected pianist around Europe and further afield. One of the highlights of his career was performing with Renée Fleming at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo. He came to international attention as a BBC New Generation Artist whose interpretation of Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto at the BBC Proms won generous critical acclaim. He now performs as a soloist with the world's most prestigious orchestras.

Their programme for the evening included a little-known piece which is a real gem, Widor's Cello Sonata. They also performed Liszt's Elegy No.2; Sibelius' Four Pieces, Op.78; and Beethoven's Sonata in G minor Op.5, No.2.


The Society is very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for their support of this recital, which enables us to offer free entry for 8 to 25s inclusive.


Saturday 30th June 2018, 7.30pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Giacomo Susani, classical guitar

Talented Italian guitarist and composer, Giacomo Susani, has won the top awards at many of Europe's most highly regarded music competitions including the first prize at the 2016 London International Guitar Competition. Upon his entrance to the Royal College of Music he was awarded the prestigious Julian Bream Trust Scholarship after an audition in front of the great Julian Bream himself.

Besides performing, Giacomo works in the field of composition. He recently wrote and premiered in London Songs of Elegance and Wisdom for soprano and guitar, Of Dark Tales for two guitars and a quintet for guitar and strings. He is also the Artistic Director of Momùs-More Music, a Musical Association based in Italy which promotes and organises classical music concerts. Among future engagements are solo and chamber music recitals in the UK, Italy, Spain and Brazil as well as the recording of a new CD focused on the solo guitar music.

At this innovative event Giacomo played works by Piazzola, Granados, Mancini and William Walton, as well as a dramatic piece written especially for him by the Polish composer Marek Pasieczny which was inspired by 4 works in the Tate Gallery. Perfect music for a balmy summer evening.

The Countess of Munster Music Trust generously sponsored Giacomo Susani for his performance at this event.


Saturday 19th May 2018, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

For our final concert we managed to engage The National Youth Jazz Orchestra who play just 40 international concerts a year. These exceptional musicians and their singer, directed by Mark Armstrong, will bring classic, cool, big band and vocal sounds to the Bawtree Concert Hall. Our bespoke programme explores jazz greats from the 1920s to 1950s, including 'Lady be Good' and 'Our Love is Here to Stay', both especially arranged by NYJO; Count Basie's version of 'All of Me' and many others.

"NYJO has never been conformist, never hewing to one particular line, never known for fawning replications and very deliberately these days a vehicle for new possibilities." Jazzwise, March 2017

These highly qualified, specialist jazz musicians are all under 26, selected from right across UK for their virtuosity and potential. In its 53 years NYJO has launched many careers such as Dave Arch plus most of his BBC Strictly Come Dancing band and many others including Martin Koch, musical supervisor to the London Olympics, and Amy Winehouse. The orchestra has performed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Europe's top jazz festivals, at Buckingham Palace and the BBC Proms where they received this 4* review from The Guardian:

"The NYJO is a British jazz institution… their combination of youthful intensity and pinpoint accuracy can be quite overwhelming, the playing - both solo and ensemble - makes it outstanding by any standards".

Saturday 21st April 2018, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Amarins WierdsmaAmarins Wierdsma, violin
Edward Liddall, piano

Amarins Wierdsma and Edward Liddall are both distinguished graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They were 2017 YCAT finalists at the Wigmore Hall, playing the same Beethoven and Debussy pieces which they will be performing for our Society which had so enraptured the London audience.

Amarins is both a soloist and also first violinist of the London-based Barbican String Quartet. Performing with some well-known European Orchestras, she includes in her repertoire some of the most demanding concertos such as those by Bruch, Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn and Sibelius.

Edward Lidall 



Edward studied at the Royal College of Music and Kings College Cambridge. He is now pursuing a dual career as soloist and accompanist, and has also given a highly acclaimed performance of the Schumann piano concerto.

Their London engagements have included recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican.


The Society is very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for their support of this recital, which enables us to offer free entry for 8 to 25s inclusive.


Saturday 10th March 2018, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

The Piatti String Quartet

Piatti String QuartetThe Piatti String Quartet is one of the most distinguished quartets of their generation. Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, they have performed in major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe and can often be heard on BBC Radio 3.

Their eclectic repertoire includes pieces by composers spread over 4 centuries. They feel just as comfortable playing Haydn and Mozart as they do playing works by living composers. In 2016 they also collaborated on a jazz recording which received 4* and 5* reviews. Their contribution to a recording of the complete string quartets of Mendelssohn was much lauded and the release was awarded BBC Music Magazine's Critics Choice. The concert for O&LMS included many Piatti 'classics', with enough drama, emotion and intensity for two concerts over!

"This youthful quartet treated us to one of the most spirited and engaging performances I have ever experienced, bringing a wonderful joie de vivre to the music". The Northern Echo


The Society is very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust for their support of this recital, which enables us to offer free entry for 8 to 25s inclusive.


Saturday 10th February 2018, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

Since becoming Honens Prize Laureate in 2012, Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has performed at some of the world's most prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican Centre. He was a BBC New Generation Artist 2014 to 2016.

His debut performance at the Wigmore Hall in 2014 was exceptional and his return there in May 2017 received equally rave reviews.

He made his Proms debut in 2016 performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 2, returning to the Proms in 2017 to perform a solo recital of works by Chopin and Scarlatti. Pavel's recording of Chopin Mazurkas, released in Autumn 2016 to worldwide acclaim, won a Diapason d'Or award and has since been included in Gramophone Magazine's list of the 50 greatest Chopin recordings. He has performed as a soloist as well as a concert artist with many major orchestras all over the world: USA, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Malta, South Korea.

"Intelligent programming and outstanding pianism came together in Pavel Kolesnikov's Wigmore Hall solo recital debut; one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while." Quoting a rare 5-star review from The Telegraph.

His programme includes works by Schumann and Schubert, with the second half dedicated entirely to wonderful impromptus, waltzes and mazurkas by Chopin.

Saturday 25th November 2017, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood, RH8 0QU

Stephan Loges, bass baritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Born in Dresden, Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including regular appearances at the Wigmore Hall, as well as the Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Vienna Konzerthaus, La Monnaie Brussels and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. He has sung in most of the main opera houses all over Europe. He also sings in Oratorios, for example, in 2017 he sang Handel's Messiah with the City of London Sinfonia in Salisbury Cathedral, as well as Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the LPO and Chorus in both London and Paris. He is an experienced recitalist who has worked with Malcolm Martineau on many previous occasions.

Malcolm Martineau performs in recital at all the major international concert halls and festivals with many of the world's best singers, including Angela Gheorghiu, Bryn Terfel, Sarah Connolly, Iestyn Davies and Anna Netrebko. Malcolm has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival and is also an award-winning recording artist. He was given an honorary doctorate in 2004 by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music; in 2009 he was appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment and in 2016 received an OBE. He is known by the singers he performs with for his remarkable empathy; being collaborative, sensitive, virtuosic and insightful.

The programme for the evening included Lieder from Franz Schubert; songs from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi, Rudolf Sieczyński, Franz Lehár and Kurt Weill; arias from operas by Mozart and Wagner

Saturday 21st October 2017, 7.30pm - Bawtree Concert Hall

Imogen Cooper Music Trust - Fundraising Concert and reception

Imogen CooperImogen Cooper has been the President of the Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society since 2007, during which time the prestige of her association with us has helped to attract international artists of the highest level, as well as the most talented emerging musicians. In 2015 she established a Trust whose aim is to enable young pianists to work with her, having individual mentoring in a peaceful rural environment. A quote from her about this initiative:

"I would like to give back to a younger generation the generosity of time that Alfred Brendel and others gave to me."

To support Imogen in this, and to celebrate 10 years of having her as our President, we organised a special event aiming to raise enough money for the Trust to provide 2 bursaries. She played an exceptional programme for us.

After Imogen had finished the Beethoven Sonata we were delighted to hear an informal interview with her which took the form of a conversation with one of the committee in front of the audience. She spoke about her early years studying piano, her main influences, gave us insights about the composers and conductors she had worked with, the many collaborations she has done for song recitals with famous singers, as well as all the recordings she has made and much more besides. She then expanded on the aims and ethos of the Imogen Cooper Music Trust. This was followed by a Question and Answer session directly with the audience. This exceptional evening of wonderful music played by a world-class pianist finished with a champagne reception and canapés where Imogen mingled with everyone, chatting and answering further questions.

All profits from the evening have been donated to the Imogen Cooper Music Trust, a registered charity.

Rosanna Ter-Berg

Rosanna Ter-Berg (flute)

Olivia Jageurs (harp)


Supported by the
Countess of Munster
Musical Trust Recital Scheme

Olivia Jageurs

Thursday 1st June 2017, 7.30pm

Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood

Rosanna Ter-Berg's striking performances have led her to be described as 'super-charged' with 'unstinting virtuosity and personality'. She has performed across the UK and Europe in major concert venues, festivals and live on radio. Rosanna is an artist for numerous organizations including the Park Lane Group, Live Music Now and the Tunnell Trust. She was a participant on the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme 2014/2015.

In addition to Classical and Contemporary music, Rosanna is an improviser, music educator and also plays South American music. She enjoys collaborating with different ensembles, composers and blurring boundaries across the arts with dancers, actors, artists and puppeteers. Rosanna studied at Strasbourg Conservatoire and Trinity Laban where she graduated with Distinction in her MMus and the highest performance mark in her faculty; she was a finalist in Trinity's Isabelle Bond Gold Medal Competition.

Olivia Jageurs was brought up in Oxted and went to Hazelwood School, so she’s returning to home territory. She has since led a very varied life as a professional musician. Parallel to her classical repertoire which she has played at all of London’s major concert venues with most of the UK’s leading orchestras, she is resident harpist at The Orangery in Kensington Palace as well as the official harpist for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. She has played in an orchestral tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival and last year she also founded “15 second harp”; a website and instagram account to promote writing for the harp. Anybody can send in music and she will post a video recording online within 7 days.


Pieces by Ibert, Donizetti, Debussy, Takemitsu, Piazzola, Scott, Saint-Saëns, Schubert, Clarke, Gluck and Alwyn

Cavatina Chamber Music Trust

Saturday 6th May 2017, 8pm, Bawtree Concert Hall

The Pat Davey Quartet (Duke Ellington - from Ragtime to Post-bop)

Returning by popular demand following their stunning performance as the finale to the Society's 2013/14 season, this was another exciting evening with some of the most talented and best-known jazz musicians of today.

Ellington is one of the originators of big-band jazz. He led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores covering a wide musical spectrum from Ragtime to Post-bop and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of Western music. The Pat Davey Quartet hope to provide a taste of the full arc of his artistic output within the intimacy and freedom of an improvising small group.

Patrick's playing career has taken him all over the world - New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Cape Town, etc. He is a vastly experienced session musician and also a highly proficient composer and arranger. He studied Jazz at Trinity College of Music where he received the Archer Scholarship. He has many years of experience teaching Drums and Ensembles and currently teaches at both the Academy of Contemporary Music and Trinity College of Music.

The line-up of the Quartet will be Pat Davey on drums; Andrea di Biase on double bass; Arthur Lea on piano; Jon Shenoy on saxophone and clarinet. These are all jazz musicians of international repute who have come together in a project specially created for our Music Society. I'm sure the evening will be just as exciting as it was when they came to O&LMS in April 2014 and it's bound to be another sell-out.

Pat Davey Quartet

Saturday 4th March 2017, 8 pm, Bawtree Hall, Baily Building, Hazelwood School

Arcadia String Quartet

Ana Török - violin

Răsvan Dumitru - violin

Traian Boală - viola

Zsolt Török - cello

(with Amit Peled - cello)

Formed in 2006, while they were students at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Romania, the quartet has performed across the world. Winners of the 2012 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the 2014 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the Arcadia Quartet is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting string quartets of their generation.

Amit Peled, who joins the quartet for the Schubert Quintet, is an Israeli cellist and virtuoso. He plays Pablo Casals's 1733 Matteo Goffriller cello.

Their programme included:

"Their playing has such intensity… The result is an assault on the senses, piercing the heart of the music."

Saturday 11th February 2017, 8 pm, Bawtree Hall, Baily Building, Hazelwood School

Hanna Hipp - mezzo soprano & Emma Abbate - piano

Polish-born Hanna Hipp studied at the Academy of Music in Gdánsk, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the National Opera Studio. She has sung at the last three Glyndebourne Summer Festivals. As a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2011 –13, she made her Royal Opera debut as Emilia in Otello and has since sung with the ROH in Berlioz's Les Troyens, Puccini's La Rondine, Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Verdi's La Traviata.

The Neapolitan-born pianist Emma Abbate enjoys a demanding career as a piano accompanist and chamber musician, working with some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of her generation. Now based in London, Emma is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

The evening's programme included:

Saturday 19th November 2016, 8 pm, Bawtree Hall, Baily Building, Hazelwood School

Mishka Rushdie Momen - piano & Chiara Enderle - cello

Born in London 1992, Mishka Momen studied with Joan Havill and Imogen Cooper at the Guildhall School of Music. 1st Prize winner at the Dudley International Piano Competition in 2014 and with several other awards to her name, Mishka is now much in demand.

Chiara Enderle comes from a musical family in Switzerland. Studying in Zurich and Berlin, with Steven Isserlis being an important influence on her musical development. She has performed with orchestras in Switzerland and more widely in Europe. Her Wigmore Hall debut was in 2014.

The Eileen Joyce Recital

Saturday 15th October 2016, 8 pm, Centenary Theatre, Hazelwood School

Stephen Hough, piano

Widely recognised as one of today's truly great pianists, Stephen Hough has been described by The Economist as "one of twenty living polymaths and a true Renaissance man - a leading concert pianist, writer, composer and painter, winning global acclaim for his outstanding interpretations of the piano repertoire."

This sell-out recital was an unforgettable evening for all those who attended. Stephen Hough's virtuosic programme comprised:

After rapturous applause, Stephen delighted us all with an encore; the beautiful Chopin Nocturne in E flat major, Opus 9, No. 2.

"Whatever Stephen Hough plays, he either distils its essence or finds something strikingly new to say about it." The Independent, April 2015