|Fazil Say||New Life Sonata UK Premiere|
|Beethoven||Grosse Fuge Op. 134 for Piano 4 Hands|
|Mozart||Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor K.478|
|Schubert||Piano Sonata in B flat major D960|
Pianist Can Çakmur has quickly become one of today’s rising stars, performing in the most prestigious concert venues and festivals around the world and in his homeland Turkey. Ahead of the 2024 competition, this concert presents Çakmur in a variety of manifestations, performing solo in Schubert’s epic final sonata, and playing alongside the Competition’s Chair of the Jury Noriko Ogawa for Beethoven’s 4-hands arrangement of the Grosse Fuge from his penultimate quartet Op. 134. Can Çakmur will also join acclaimed chamber musicians Benjamin Gilmore, Rosalind Ventris and Tim Posner for Mozart’s Quartet No. 1 in G minor, and has included the world premiere of Fazil Say’s New Life Sonata, written as the world emerged from lockdown. This ‘twilight’ programme is a bitter-sweet celebration of life – a last hurray, overflowing with defiance, resignation, grace and thanksgiving.
Pre-concert talk with Jury Chair Noriko Ogawa, Chairperson Paul Hughes, and Claire Jackson, former editor of International Piano Magazine. Free to concert ticket purchasers.
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Can Çakmur and Friends concert
This is a Hamamatsu International Piano Competition Promotion.
The concert event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.