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The Leys To Welcome Critically-Acclaimed Pianist


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The Leys To Welcome Critically-Acclaimed Pianist

The Leys School invites the public to share in the unique opportunity to see world-renowned concert pianist Sir Stephen Hough CBE in its magnificent Great Hall on Tuesday 20 September 2022, at 7:30PM.

The Leys Pianist
The Leys students

Sir Stephen, knighted for his Services to Music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year, is looking forward to performing a spellbinding programme of pieces. He said: “It’s always a special pleasure to play a concert in a school, where young people might be hearing certain works, or even a piano recital itself, for the first time. This music unites us across generations and centuries with its exploration of human longing and its expression of our common joys and sorrows.”

The programme is planned to include: Mompou – Cants Màgics, Scriabin – Piano Sonata No.5, Debussy – Estampes, Hough – Partita, Liszt – Three Petrarch Sonnets, and Liszt – Dante Sonata

Commenting on this exciting event, Director of Music Max Kenworthy said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Sir Stephen to The Leys. To have a performer of this calibre come to the school is a rare and exciting opportunity, not just for the school community but also for the wider audience of Cambridge and beyond. We are looking forward to his concert enormously.”

The Headmaster describes The Leys as a ‘big, small school’, big enough to offer a huge range of opportunities, but small enough to be able to get to know individuals. Sir Stephen’s performance will offer a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to see a top professional pianist and inspire them to ‘achieve the exceptional’ with the ongoing support of the Music Department.

See The Leys’ online listing here.

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