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Isata Kanneh-Mason in recital

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One of Britain’s most talked-about young pianists gives an imaginative and characteristic solo recital, encompassing works from Beethoven and Clara Schumann to Barber and Gershwin. 

Isata Kanneh-Mason’s recent debut album Romance ‘ranks among the most charming and engaging debuts I can recall’ wrote Gramophone’s Jeremy Nicholas. But there’s more to this charismatic young pianist than just an intense sensitivity, and in this beautifully devised solo recital she shows her full, imposing range.

There’s no shortage of romanticism in her programme; in fact, after opening with Beethoven’s sparkling early sonata, she dives deep into the imaginative realm of night, with nocturnes by composers ranging from John Field and Clara Schumann to Poulenc and Samuel Barber. But she also tackles Barber’s towering, ferociously difficult Piano Sonata – a powerful statement of intent from a real rising star of British piano.

This performance will end at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.

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‘Kanneh-Mason realises every expressive moment with sensitivity.‘

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