John O’Conor – Beethoven’s Greatest Hits – Livestream only and rescheduled to 11 Dec

Programme

Sonata No. 8 in c minor Op. 13 “Pathetique”
Sonata No. 14 in c sharp minor Op 27 No 2 “Moonlight”
Sonata No. 23 in f minor Op 57 “Appassionata”

The Irish pianist John O’Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years. Having studied in his native Dublin, in Vienna with Dieter Weber and being tutored by the legendary Wilhelm Kempff his unanimous 1st Prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna in 1973 opened the door to a career that has brought him all around the world.

His recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas led CD Review to say that he “by now should be recognised as the world’s premier Beethoven interpreter” and his recent recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and Andreas Delfs have also been greeted with acclaim. In the past year he has released two new CDs on the Steinway label, one of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and the other of five Haydn Sonatas.

A Steinway Artist, he is Chair of the Piano Division at Shenandoah University in Virginia, Professor of Piano at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, International Visiting Artist at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Visiting Professor at Showa University in Japan.

For his services to music he has been decorated “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French Government, awarded the “Ehrenkreuz fur Wissenschaft und Kunst” by the Austrian Government, the “Order of the Rising Sun” by the Emperor of Japan, and has received many other awards.

This event will be streamed live from Portico via the internet from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM and the cost is £10.

Date: Friday 11 December 2020
Times: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost: £10.00 (streaming only)
Booking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-oconor-beethovens-greatest-hits-streamed-live-tickets-103234767970

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