Bechara El-Khoury Paris, Melodie D’automne op.69 Listen Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (The Tempest) Listen i Largo – Allegro ii Adagio iii Allegretto Khachaturian Masquerade Suite (Piano Transcription) Waltz Listen Nocturne Mazurka Romance Galop
Programme duration approximately 50 mins. Please note there will be no interval.
Chosen as ‘One to Watch’ by International Piano Magazine, pianist Iyad Sughayer’s debut album, the Khachaturian Piano Works, on BIS Records received critical acclaim when it was released in November 2019. The album was described by Gramophone as ‘exhilarating and delivered with perfect clarity’ and ‘He captures the music’s essence with such a close sense of recreative identity that it feels on occasion as though he could be composing it as he goes along. An outstanding debut’ by BBC Music Magazine.
Sughayer has appeared as a soloist with many leading orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata. He has performed on the stages of Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and the Stoller Hall – where he made his debut on BBC Radio 3 – the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg; Steinway Hall, New York; Castleton Festival, Virginia; Kings Place and Wigmore Hall in London.
Born in Amman in 1993, the Jordanian-Palestinian pianist received his early musical education in Jordan and went on to study at Chetham’s School of Music with Marie Louise Taylor and Murray McLachlan. He then graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music as a scholar and from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he was awarded the College’s prestigious Gold Medal. In 2018, Iyad returned to the RNCM to complete the International Artist Diploma with Murray McLachlan, Martino Tirimo and Graham Scott, and in 2019, he was selected as a City Music Foundation Artist.
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