The 2019 Farley Music Festival programme was our most exciting ever.
Kicking off the 2019 festival on Tuesday 18th June was Riyad Nicolas. Riyad came to play for us some years ago, but we were delighted to welcome back this Syrian pianist whose individual style has just won him the coveted Liszt competition in Budapest. Not only did he play the Liszt Paganini Etude No.6, but also Beethoven’s Sonata in E flat major, Op.27, no.1, and some Russian music too. Read more.
Next up, on Wednesday 19th June we welcomed Francesca Orlando. Italian by birth, Francesca is in her first year of postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. She is a promising pianist who brought her passionate style to Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke and Beethoven’s Sonata in A flat major, Op.110. Read more.
Viktor Bijelovic made a welcome return to Farley on Thursday 20th June, having played at one of the first festivals. This Serbian pianist is a musician of exceptional charm and technical brilliance. His return visit offered a chance to see just how much this artist has matured recently in a programme that includes Chopin’s magnificent Ballades and Liszt’s Stunning 6th Hungarian Rhapsody. Read more.
An exciting evening on Friday 21st June. The International Young Soloists Trio is one of the projects of the inventive Hungarian pianist Alexandra Balog. The group is a versatile ensemble which can be expanded, but in this concert, Alexandra was joined by the Korean Violinist Jane Kim and the Hungarian Cellist Réka Adorjáni in an attractive programme comprising Beethoven’s magnificent Appassionata Sonata, Chopin’s Polonaise for Cello and Piano and Brahms’s beautiful first piano trio. Read more.
The final concert in the 2019 Festival, on Saturday 22nd June featured the multi-instrumentalist Egyptian sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub , also returning to Farley, via the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Palladium, Abbey Road and the BAFTAS! Discovered by Mark Ronson and now signed to Decca Records, their first album debuted at No.1 in the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart. The genre-defying duo performed an international selection drawing upon their Egyptian heritage and Scottish influences with a mix of classical and popular favourites. Read more.
All concerts took place at: All Saints’ Church, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH.
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