07.09.2023 - 09.11.2023
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, UK
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Dida Cordria has won many international piano competitions and is a BBC Young Musician prizewinner. She currently studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Her programme opens with sparkling baroque music by Bach and moves on to one of Beethoven’s greatest piano sonatas.
It concludes with Rachmaninov’s last composition for himself, his amazing ‘Corelli Variations’ which demonstrate all aspects of the piano from lyrical beauty to astonishing virtuosity.
JS Bach: movements from Partita No 2 in C Minor
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A flat major Op 110
Rautavaara: 2 Etudes Op 42
Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Guitar music from Spain and South America has an irresistible flavour and charm, this recital’s music demonstrates this in spades.
Ross Morris is a Cornish classical guitarist who performs as a soloist at international music festivals and concerts across the UK.
His programmes feature music ranging widely in styles and influences, from the ‘Early Baroque’ to 21st Century works resulting in balances and engaging performances.
His performance includes music from Spain and South America including works by Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Augustin Barrios and Piazzolla.
Scottish-Dutch pianist Anna Michels has performed major piano concertos with numerous Scottish and Dutch orchestras. She will perform Beethoven’s ‘Piano Concerto No.3’ with the RCS Symphony Orchestra this year. Schumann’s sparkling ‘Faschingsswank aus Wein’ is a description of an Austrian carnival. Rachmaninov’s Preludes include some of his most passionate music as well as some startling virtuosity to conclude a stunning concert.