Tuesday, 11 February 2020 | 7:00pm
Lansdowne Club, Fitzmaurice Place
Berkeley Square, London W1J 5JD
Maria Marchant, piano
L.v. Beethoven: Sonata Op.27 no.2
C. Schumann: Soirées Musicales Op.6 no. 2: Notturno
J. Brahms: Rhapsody Op.79 no.2 in G minor.
E. Granados: Goyescas - Los Majos Enamorados: Qujas ó la Maja y el Ruiseñor.
S. Prokofiev: 10 pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op.75: Mercutio
J. Sibelius: Impromptus Op.5 nos. V and VI
F. Liszt: Liebestraum no.3
Award winning British pianist Maria Marchant performs frequently as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician for numerous festivals, music societies and at leading venues in the UK and abroad. A BBC Music Magazine Rising Star, her performances have been featured on radio stations internationally including BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’, WMNR Radio in the USA and Dr Noël Tredinnick’s ‘All Souls in Praise’ on Premier Christian Radio in addition to TV shows such as the BBC Great British Menu as a member of the Stradivarius Piano Trio. Maria is pianist-in-residence in the Shipley Arts Festival; she frequently collaborates with composers and has had numerous works written for her to premiere, including works by Roderick Williams OBE. Maria’s debut SOMM Recordings CD, Echoes of Land & Sea, was released in 2017 and her ground-breaking second album, Bantock Rediscovered, reached No. 15 in the Official Classical Chart last year, featuring works never before recorded on disc. Maria won numerous piano competitions at Trinity College of Music in addition to the Conducting Prize before gaining the MMus in Advanced Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music as an RCM Hilda Anderson Deane Scholar and BBC Performing Arts Fund Award recipient. She also won the International Hindemith Competition, Berlin, and was selected as an artist on the Concordia, Tillett Trust and Park Lane Group schemes resulting in Wigmore and Southbank appearances. Maria has performed for HRH Duchess of Cornwall, celebrities and patients in hospital; she is ambassador for the Concordia Foundation, a member of the Artistic Committee for PLG and is Choir Leader at All Souls Church, Langham Place.