Sunday 9th April, 3pm
Great Hall, Dartington
Tickets £15 | Students and Under 18s £5
Charity Recital for Citizens Advice South Hams
In a programme of romantic masterpieces for piano, Mark Bebbington contrasts two of Beethoven’s most enduringly popular piano sonatas with John Ireland’s stunningly evocative depiction of the Channel Islands. To finish his programme, one of Chopin’s most inspired and lyrical creations – the Ballade no 1 in G minor op. 23.
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor op. 13 ‘Pathetique’
Beethoven: Sonata in F minor op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
John Ireland: ‘Sarnia’
Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor op.9
Chopin: Ballade in G minor op. 23
Mark Bebbington is fast gaining a reputation as one of today’s most strikingly individual British pianists. His discs of British music for SOMM have met with unanimous critical acclaim and notably, his recent cycles of Frank Bridge, John Ireland and Arthur Bliss have attracted seven consecutive sets of 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine.
Over recent seasons Mark has toured extensively throughout Central and Northern Europe, the Far East and North America and has performed at major UK venues with the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and London Mozart Players. As a recitalist, he makes regular appearances at major UK and International Festivals.
Recently, Mark made a highly successful Carnegie Hall debut with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra in the US premiere of Richard Strauss’s Parergon and he returns to New York for his recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.
‘Truly a remarkable pianist…’ The Times