Darlington Piano Society

ACTIVITIESDarlington Piano Society organises high-quality, professional piano recitals every year from October to March in Darlington.
WEBSITEwww.dpiano.co.uk/
MEMBERSHIPAll recitals are held in Central Hall, The Dolphin Centre, Darlington. The hall is a Victorian hall, with fine acoustics; all recitals are played on a Steinway Model B piano and are held at 3pm on Sunday afternoons.
Car parking is available in the adjacent Beaumont street multi-storey carpark for £1.

A season ticket for the forthcoming season of six recitals costs £55; tickets for individual recitals are £12 (£6 -U21) and are always available on the door and in advance from the Dolphin Centre reception.
Season tickets can be bought on line by downloading the booking form on the website, or via the booking form in the published brochure which is widely available in the area.
Season ticket holders can take advantage of an optional membership of Teesside Music Society at half price.
To join our mailing list, please complete the request form on our website.
EVENTSSunday 21st October 2018 at 3.00pm
BORIS GILTBURG

This outstanding young Russian pianist, of international standing, plays a programme which includes his own arrangement of the 3rd string quartet by Shostakovich. His recent recordings are regular recipients of BBC Record Review, Gramophone and International Piano magazine accolades.

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, M.68
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 'Appassionata'
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.28
Shostakovich String Quartet No.3 in F major, Op. 73 (arr. Giltburg)
Sunday 18th November 2018 at 3.00pm
JAMIE BERGIN

A young pianist born in the North East and currently studying with Lars Vogt. He is currently based in Germany and has played at SAGE with the RNSO under the baton of maestro Vogt.

Schubert Moments Musicaux
Beethoven Sonata No 26 in E flat, Op 81a "Les Adieux"
Debussy Images (oubliées)
Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Sunday 9th December 2018 at 3.00pm
LARA MELDA

Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010 when only 16 years old. She was the first student accepted into the Imogen Cooper Trust’s scholarship and has been mentored recently by Alfred Brendel.

Brahms Fantasien Op. 116
Liszt Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171
Liszt Sonetto 123 del Petrarca, S. 161
Chopin Ballade Nos. 1 - 4, Op. 23, Op. 38,Op. 47 and Op. 52
Sunday 27th January 2019 at 3.00pm
FLORIAN MITREA

A young Romanian pianist and a current Making Music Young Artist, his programme includes works by Romanian composers, whose works are evocative of the Danube river.

Mozart Fantasy in C minor
Beethoven Sonata in C major op. 53, ‘Waldstein’
Bartók 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythms from Mikrokosmos
Schubert Hungarian Melody, D.817
Toduță 12 Variations on a Romanian Christmas carol: Passacaglia
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 ‘Héroïde-élégiaque’ in E minor
Constantinescu Cântec. Variations on a Romanian folk song;
Toccata “Dobrogean dance”
Sunday 24th February 2019 at 3.00pm
MEI YI FOO

Young Malaysian pianist, BBC Magazine Newcomer of the Year 2014, renowned for her strong interest in C20th and contemporary works,in a virtuosic programme.

Janacek In the Mists
Clara Schumann 3 Romances Op.11
Balakirev Islamey
Ravel Ma Mère l'Oye
Stravinsky Tango and Piano Ragtime
Messiaen Vingt Regards sur I’Enfant-Jesus – No. X
Sunday 24th March 2019 at 3.00pm
LEON MCCAWLEY

The season ends with a recital by the eminent British pianist in a programme of early and late works.

Mozart Sonata No. 1 in C K279
Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op.111
Schumann Abegg Variations Op. 1
Hans Gál Three Sketches Op. 7
Brahms Klavierstücke Op. 119
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61