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Jayson Gillham

27 Jul 2024 | 19:30 | Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street

Chopin Rondo in E flat major, Op. 16
Chopin 12 Etudes, Op. 10
Chopin 12 Etudes, Op. 25
Chopin Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53

Jayson Gillham piano

As ‘the ideal Romantic pianist’ (Limelight), Jayson Gillham is perfectly placed to launch 2024’s Festival with a programme of works by the Romantic pianist–composer par-excellence, Frédéric Chopin. Chopin’s elegance and poetry will be on full display in a menu that pivots on two sets of the composer’s Études. Were these works – lyrical and attention grabbing, impassioned and miraculous – designed to test finger technique or enchant listeners? They do both, as do the big beasts that bookend Gillham’s recital: the pure virtuosity of the composer’s breathless E flat Rondo and the grand heroism and pianistic panache of his A flat Polonaise.

Jayson Gillham

27 Jul 2024

Tickets: £30
(Students £5)
Duration: 120 min
Venue: Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street