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Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 9): Hiroaki Takenouchi
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Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 9): Hiroaki Takenouchi
Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 9): Hiroaki Takenouchi

Strand International Piano Series 2023-4 (Concert 9): Hiroaki Takenouchi

St Mary Le Strand Church

London

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St Mary le Strand (The "Jewel" of the Strand) plays host to the second Strand International Piano Series.  Further to its launch to great acclaim in the 2022-23 season, the new series will feature all 32 of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. London's most intimate concert venue boasts stunning architecture, beautiful acoustics and a brand new Steinway concert grand piano. Pianist Hiroaki Takenouchi   Programme Medtner: No.1 Hymn before Work from Three Hymns in Praise of Toil Op.49 Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A, Op.101 Medtner: No.2 At the Anvil from Three Hymns in Praise of Toil Op.49 Beethoven: Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2 No.3 Medtner: No.3 Hymn after Work from Three Hymns in Praise of Toil Op.49 Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine Full details of the Strand International Piano Series available via following link https://sips.org.uk/ About Hiroaki Takenouchi Heralded by The Times as “just the sort of champion the newest of new music needs”, while being praised as “impeccable in his pianism and unfailing in his idiomatic grasp” by Gramophone, Takenouchi’s curiosity and a natural penchant for integrity makes his playing and vast repertoire unique amongst his generation of pianists. His love for the music of classical masters – particularly Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin – sits side by side with his passion for the music of Medtner, lesser-known British composers such as Sterndale Bennett and Parry, and the contemporary repertoire. As a soloist, Takenouchi has appeared on many concert platforms including Wigmore Hall, Tokyo Opera City and the South Bank Centre. He has also performed at festivals in Bath, Cheltenham and Salzburg and given recitals in the UK, Japan, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy and Canada. His more unusual projects have included a recital for the Rarities of Piano Repertoire Festival in Husum (Germany), a BBC Four documentary The Prince and the Composer on the life and music of Parry alongside the then Prince of Wales, and BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week, for which Hiroaki has recorded solo piano works by William Sterndale Bennett and Alexander Campbell Mackenzie.

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Opens Fri 9th Feb at 6:00 PM (GMT)
London, London, WC2R 1ES, United Kingdom
St Mary Le Strand Church