Sir Stephen Hough – SJE Arts International Piano Series

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Season tickets and concession tickets available too.

Chaminade Automne, Op. 35, No. 2
Chaminade Scarf Dance Op. 37, No. 3
Chaminade Toccata Op. 39
Liszt Sonata for Piano in B minor, S178
Chaminade Thème Varié, Op. 89
Chaminade L’Autre Fois, Op. 87, No. 4
Chaminade Les Sylvains, Op. 60
Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op.58


Sir Stephen Hough’s programme is dominated in each half by a major piano sonata. First, the one and only sonata for piano that Liszt composed, a highly virtuosic work that is conceived as a single entity and lasts without break for half an hour. After the interval, Chopin’s third and final piano sonata is a typically brilliant account of the classic 4-movement sonata form.

With these two giants, Sir Stephen introduces pieces by Cécile Chaminard, a French concert pianist and composer of the late nineteenth century. Chaminard composed more than 400 works including an opera, a ballet and orchestral music, but most of all she composed mélodies and character pieces for solo piano. Dismissed by the Paris establishment as a composer of ‘salon music’, she died in poverty and was largely forgotten. It is good to have her brought out from the shadows.

Stephen Hough is a busy man: last season he performed over ninety concerts across five continents. He appeared at the Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, New York’s 92nd Street Y, Toppan Hall, Tokyo and at a private concert in Bangkok for the Thai royal family, to name but a few. We are delighted that he is able to return to the Series again this year.

Also available
Season Tickets for all nine concerts in the 2024 Series at a 20% discount.