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Charles Owen & Katya Apekisheva Piano Duo

with Pedro Segundo & George English percussion

Debussy En blanc et noir for two pianos, L.134
Rachmaninov Suite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17
Bartók Sonata for two pianos and percussion (Sz.110)

Charles Owen piano
Katya Apekisheva piano
Pedro Segundo percussion
George English percussion

Composed in 1937, Bartók’s sonata for two pianos and percussion is one of the dramatic masterpieces of the twentieth-century piano repertoire. In this concert it is performed by two of the outstanding pianists of our time and two exceptional percussionists. It is contrasted with other outstanding twentieth-century pieces for two pianos: Debussy’s En blanc et noir from 1915, and Rachmaninov’s second suite, composed in Italy in 1901.


Clock6.30pm Sunday, 19th January 2014

Ligeti Quartet: Pre-concert Foyer performance - Sunday 19th January, 5.45pm

Mandhira De Saram violin
Patrick Dawkins violin
Richard Jones viola
Valerie Welbanks cello

The Ligeti Quartet is dedicated to performing 20th and 21st century music by established and emerging composers. Formed in 2010, the quartet is quickly establishing a reputation as a leading exponent of contemporary music.

As Park Lane Group Young Artists, they will be performing at the Wigmore Hall in March 2014. They are currently Featured Artists for Yorkshire Live Music Project and were recently chosen as associate quartet with the European Chamber Music Academy. They will record a CD for Signum Classics featuring a collection of new commissions for string quartet and trumpet, for release in 2014.



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