Wednesday 8th January 7.30pm / Main House


(part of the Alnwick Music Society 2019-2020 Season)


Scarlatti            Selected Sonatas

Tchaikovsky    Nocturne and Humoresque, op. 10

Tchaikovsky    Meditation, op. 72/5

Tchaikovsky    Valse Sentimentale, op. 51/6

Tchaikovsky    Dance Russe, op. 40/10

Liszt                     Transcendental Études nos. 9 & 10

Prokofiev          Piano Sonata no. 8 in B flat, op. 84


Dinara Klinton is an active concert performer and prizewinner in over 15 international competitions, including 3rd prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition in USA in 2016.

She begins her recital with a selection of Scarlatti Sonatas and ends with the powerful 8th Sonata of Prokofiev. A group of works by Tchaikovsky and two of Liszt’s Transcendental Études complete the programme.

Dinara’s debut recording ‘Music of Chopin and Liszt’ was made at the age of 16 with the American label Delos. Her second album ‘Liszt: Études d’exécution transcendante’ was released in 2016 on Genuin Classics, and the most recent CD was launched in summer 2017 and is a part of a renowned recording series “Chopin: Complete works on contemporary instruments”, released by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute.

“Dinara Klinton’s performance of Liszt’s Transcendental Études is astonishing. She is a real virtuoso, a born pianist, a very natural player.”

Sir András Schiff

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 8th January 7.30pm

Full Price: £16.50  |  Adult (19-30): £6  |  Child (Under 18): Free

Cast & Creatives

2019-20 Season

Alnwick Music Society is delighted to be back at the Playhouse for the remaining five concerts in our 2019-20 season.

Musical highlights include Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet, Shostakovich’s 2nd Piano Trio and Franck’s Violin Sonata, as well as works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Scarlatti, Prokofiev,  Fauré and Mendelssohn, to name but a few.

There are two wonderful pianists. I have heard Dinara Klinton twice and have been impressed on both occasions. Born in the Ukraine but living in the UK, she was a pianist in this year’s Leeds Piano Competition. Alasdair Beatson has a growing reputation as a soloist and accompanist. He has been a regular performer with the Royal Northern Sinfonia this season, playing with the orchestra but also in chamber recitals.

We also have a quality young Piano Trio, the Busch Trio, who were top class when they came to Morpeth.

The excellent Sacconi Quartet, who have been together as a group since 2001, will play music by Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Schubert.

We are also thrilled to have a brilliant string player, Lawrence Power, who will play the violin as well as the viola in a programme of romantic music, accompanied by Simon Crawford-Phillips.

Mike Alexander, Chairman of Alnwick Music Society

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

We recommend you arrive in good time to collect any tickets – the Box Office will be open for 1 hour prior to any evening events in addition to daytime opening hours.

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm and serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.